Gallery: Vecchione, Foo, Vidmar lead No. 18 Union past Princeton

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PRINCETON, N.J. — Mike Vecchione, Spencer Foo and Sebastian Vidmar tallied three points each to lead No. 18 Union to a 7-3 victory over Princeton Friday night.

After Vidmar netted the first goal of the game for the Dutchmen, Max Véronneau and Ryan Kuffner answered for Princeton to send the Tigers to the locker room leading 2-1.

The Union offense came out firing in the second stanza, tallying five unanswered goals to take a commanding 6-2 lead. After Vecchione tallied his 15th of the season to tie the game 2-2, Nick DeSimone, Foo, Brendan Taylor, and Brett Supinsksi padded the Dutchmen lead and chased Princeton goaltender Colton Phinney from the net with 1:23 left in the period.

Véronneau picked up his second power-play goal of the game at 7:24 of the third for Princeton, but the Tigers were unable to mount a comeback against Union goaltender Alex Sakellaropoulos, who finished with 26 saves.

Vas Kolias added a goal for the Dutchmen with one second left in the game.

Phinney made 19 saves for Princeton before being replaced by Ben Halford, who stopped 12 of 13 shots in the third period.

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  1. Vermont looked terrible this past weekend. Friday night they didn’t look like they wanted to be there. Hopefully they can turn things around against a very talented BU squad. Otherwise there spot in the standings will go south very quickly and you can forget about making the national tournament.

    • Vermont was lucky Northeastern hit the post late in the third period on Saturday night, or NU would have earned a weekend sweep. Give Northeastern credit. They were much (puck) hungrier up and down the line up, and it showed.

      • Well if you go along with that thinking..Northeastern hit a post in OT as well but Colin Markison shot one just high in OT as well so both teams had there chances. Although Vermont had a no-goal called on them when it looked like the puck went in the net.

        • Shooting high is not a shot on goal. Bottom line: UVM could not match Northeastern’s overall compete level through most of the weekend. When NU stays out of the penalty trouble and plays hard on loose pucks, they are very hard to beat.

  2. .
    and for as much as i don’t now like ASU – after the melee here in houghton – there is no way i would not want to see UofM’s bubble popped… puff!

    daccord is a damn good goalie, he can steal the game. here is hoping he does!

    and here is also hoping greg powers kicks mel pearson’s butt as well – with a headlock from behind!

    GO TECH GOLD!

    yeah, i am still a little bitter… ;)
    .

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