Hockey starts season with impressive win

(Photo by Allie Gath)

Framingham State hosted Franklin Pierce University in the season opener on Wednesday, Nov. 4.

The first period remained scoreless as both teams struggled to convert on any scoring opportunities.

In the second half, the Ravens took the lead when they scored in the seventh minute.  The 1-0 lead lasted less than 30 seconds as Vaughn Guetens and Jake McKinnon assisted Tyler Colacchio with the Rams’ first goal of the season.

Guetens scored on a power play assisted by Lyle Haden to give the Rams the lead.

In the 14th minute of the second period, Derek Ridgeway was ejected for a game misconduct penalty.

Framingham dominated the third period and secured its lead with two insurance goals.  McKinnon scored the first goal of his career off a power play assisted by Keith Barnaby.

Mark Essery scored the final goal on an empty net in the last minute of the game, making the final score 4-1, Framingham.

Alessio Muggli earned the win with a total 34 saves.

The Rams outshot the Ravens 43-35.  The Rams went two-for-six on power plays while the Ravens went one-for-seven.

Framingham will host Fitchburg State this Saturday, Nov. 7 at 7:40 in its MASCAC opener.