Hockey falls to 2-10 in the MASCAC

(Brendan Pascarella battles for a puck behind the net against two Salem State defenders. By Amanda Martin)

The Rams lost a close game to Plymouth State by a score of 3-2 on Jan. 25.

The Panthers got on the board early when Matt Volonnino received a long pass from Drake Longaker and put it home.

In the fourth minute of the second period, Derek Ridgway launched a shot from the right circle that deflected off the skate of Brandon Hamner and into the net to tie the game. Hamner got credit for the score.

Volonnino got his second goal of the game at the 8:35 mark, going top shelf on Rams’ goalie Adam Calabrese for the lead.

Framingham’s Jake McKinnon tied the game again in the seventh minute of the third on a faceoff win from the left side.

With less than two minutes to go in the game, Longaker scored the game-winner on a wrist shot from the middle of the ice.

Plymouth outshot Framingham 41-23. Volonnino led the Panthers with five shots and Ridgway led the Rams with four.

Calabrese made 38 saves in the loss while, Andreas Pettersson made 21 saves for the Panthers.

Framingham moves to 3-12-2 on the season and 2-8 in the MASCAC.

The Rams were scoreless in their loss to Salem State on Jan 27.

The first period was a defensive battle and ended with both teams still at zero.

Salem State took to the power play in the 10th minute of the second period when Ryan Paul got called for slashing.

Ryan Wilkinson converted on the man advantage with seconds to go before it expired.

Paul went to the penalty box again at the 17:35 mark for tripping, which sent the Vikings on their second power play opportunity of the period.

Michael Casale scored off the feed from Callum Hofford to extend the Vikings lead.

The third period played out the same as the first, with a lot of defense and no goals. The Vikings won 2-0.

Salem outshot Framingham 31-24. Casale led Salem with five shots and McKinnon led Framingham with four.

Greg Harney made 29 saves and took the loss for the Rams. Jason Pucciarelli made 24 saves in the win.

The Rams fall to 3-13-2 on the season and 2-9 in the MASCAC.   

The Rams were defeated by Westfield State by a score of 9-3.

The first period was all Westfield, as they scored four goals. Adam Blackman scored the first at the 1:52 mark.

Jeremy Young scored the second on a power play, while Ryan McDonough was in the box for tripping.

Billy Czar scored the third goal short-handed, beating Calabrese glove side.

Aaron Clancy scored the fourth goal off the assist from Young.

The Rams responded in the seventh minute of the second on a power play of their own. Williams got the tally.

Walker Hamilton cut the lead to two at the 8:53 mark.

A minute later, Danny Ferri extended the lead back to three for the Owls.

Tyler Colacchio scored Framingham’s final goal on a wrist shot off the feed from Jack Sheehan.

Clancy got his second goal of the day right before the end of the period.

In the sixth minute of the third, Wyatt Trumbley made it a 7-1 game.

Nik Passero and Blackman each scored a power play goal late in the third to reach the final margin.

The Owls outshot the Rams 46-31. Passero led the Owls with five shots while Paul led the Rams with four. Calabrese got pulled in the 12th minute of the first for Dom Montecalvo, who made 30 saves. Kameron Limburg made 28 saves for the Owls.

The Rams drop to 3-14-2 on the season and 2-10 in the MASCAC.

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