By Richard Tranfaglia
The men’s ice hockey team kicked off the season with a 5-3 win over Franklin Pierce last Tuesday, Nov. 1.
Framingham State’s Gregory Stoya scored the first goal of the season for the Rams at the 5:56 mark with Brian Raimo and Vaughn Guetens assisting on the play.
Taylor Fletcher tied the game in the 14th minute of the first period getting the feed from James Morrissey. The teams went into the first intermission tied at one.
Framingham State’s special teams shined in the second period. John Sheehan scored his first goal of the game just a minute and a half into the second period. Zachary D’Errico and Anthony DePetres assisted on the goal.
At the 5:12 mark, DePetres got called for holding and sent Franklin Pierce on the power play. About a minute into the power play, Sheehan got the puck and scored a short-handed goal to make it a 3-1 game.
Later in the second, Framingham went to the power play after Morrissey got called for a slashing penalty. Seven seconds after the start of the power play, Stoya scored his second goal of the game with Guetens and Matt Bauchman assisting on the play. At the end of the second period it was 4-1 Framingham.
After a shot went wide for the Ravens, Nick Indelicato gathered the loose puck and put it in the back of the net to cut the lead to two.
On Framingham’s seventh power play of the day, Bauchman scored off a pass from Hayden Lyle and Guetens.
The Ravens scored their first power play goal of the game at the 16:12 mark. The score came from Alex Schleper with Jonathan Haun assisting.
Rams goalie Raymond Feeley made 20 saves in the win while Ravens goalie Tom McGuckin recorded 25 saves. Framingham State outshot Franklin Pierce 30-23. The Rams were 2-for-9 on the power play.
Stoya and Sheehan each had two goals in the win and Guetens had six shots on goal and three assists.
The Rams move to 1-0 on the season.
Framingham State was shut out by Fitchburg State 3-0 on Saturday, Nov. 5.
Fitchburg State’s Tyler Warila was a force in the game. He scored the first goal of the game about halfway through the first period. Nick DiNicola and Cameron Snyder assisted on the goal.
The score was 1-0 at the end of one.
In the second period, it was Warila scoring again, making it a two goal lead. This time he was assisted by DiNicola and Corey Hayashi.
Just four minutes later, Fitchburg went to the power play after Guetens got the call for tripping. Warila was able to capitalize on the power play opportunity, completing his hat trick and scoring the final tally of the game.
Fitchburg outshot the Rams 28-20. The Rams’ goalie Adam Calabrese got the start and recorded 25 saves on the day. Falcons’ goalie Charles Jakobsson got the shutout and made 20 saves.
Framingham State falls to 1-1 and 0-1 in the MASCAC.