Hockey continues to struggle, dropping to 2-6-2

(Framingham defenders rally back against the opposition. By Corey McFeeley)

The Rams lost their matchup against UMass Dartmouth on Nov. 18 by a score of 7-2.

The Corsairs’ Connor Court scored the first goal of the game just 47 seconds into play.

Framingham took to the power play about four minutes into the game when David Skarbek got called for boarding. However, on the power play, Jonathan Ruiz stole the puck from a Rams’ defender and took it the other way for a short-handed goal.

Matt Siegal got the Rams on the board at the 7:33 mark.

Kris Holmes made it 3-1 UMD, when he scored off the assist from Dillon Radin.

The second period featured a lot of back-and-forth action. Framingham’s Jack Sheehan scored the only goal of the period on a wrist shot to cut the lead to one, going into the third.

The Corsairs scored four unanswered goals in the final period to put the game away.

Noah Anderson scored the first off the feed from Nicholas Short. Ruiz and Cameron Mack scored back-to-back goals in a 30-second span about midway through the period.

Kenny Tencza scored the final goal of the game to reach the final margin in the 15th minute.

The Corsairs outshot the Rams 31-20. Ruiz led the Corsairs with six shots, while Siegal led the Rams with three.

Greg Harney took the loss for Framingham and made five saves before giving way to Brendan Cytulik, who made 19 saves. Tommy Bay made 18 saves for UMD.

The Rams fall to 2-4-2 on the season and 1-3 in the MASCAC.

The Rams participated in the Binghamton Devils Tournament over the weekend, where they lost both games.

Framingham took on Cortland in the first game of the tournament.

The first period was quiet until Ryan McDonough struck with under a minute to play.

In the second period, Scott Docherty tied the game on a slap shot.

Four minutes later, Soren Colstrup gave the Rams a 2-1 lead.

The Red Dragons tied the game again two minutes later on a goal from Andrew Gleason.

Michael Faliero gave Cortland the lead a minute after tying the game and Cortland never looked back.

Tommy Nolan put the Red Dragons up by two when he scored on a power play right before the end of the second.

The game was 4-2 going into the third. Scott Donahue scored from the left circle to make it a three-goal game.

Alex Storjohann’s late goal at the 19:37 made the final score of 6-2.

The Red Dragons outshot the Rams 32-18. Storjohann led with seven shots while, Colstrup led the Rams with three shots.

Harney made 26 saves for the Rams and Drew Weigman made 16 saves for Cortland.

The Rams move to 2-5-2 on the season.

In the second and final game of the tournament for Framingham, the Rams lost to Nichols College by a score of 9-0.

Special teams were a big part of this game as the Bison went 3-for-5 on power plays and also scored one short-hander.

Hogan Davidson scored the short-handed goal on Framingham’s first power play opportunity of the day to take a 1-0 lead.

A little over a minute later, T.J. Roche made it a two-score game. The game remained 2-0 at the end of one.

The Bisons scored four goals in a three-minute span in the second period.

Luke Andracki scored first, followed by Zachary Palmer.

After Brendan Pascarella got called for a major misconduct penalty, the Bisons got a five-minute power play where they scored the other two goals.

Vincent Crivello and Adam Morrison each got credit for the scores.

The game was 6-0 heading into the second intermission.

Ben Campbell continued the scoring for the Bisons just 34 seconds into the third.

Davidson scored his second goal of the day in the 13th minute to make it an 8-0 game.

Scott Cuthrell put the exclamation point on the blowout with his goal at the 17:19 mark to reach the final margin.

The Bisons outshot the Rams 42-16. Davidson led with five shots. Walker Hamilton led the Rams with two shots. Adam Calabrese made 33 saves for Framingham and took the loss. Henry Burns made 16 stops for Nichols.

The Rams move to 2-6-2 on the season.

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