Hockey drops a pair of MASCAC games

(Jake McKinnon fires a slap shot on net for the Rams against Westfield State. By Corey McFeele.)

The Rams fell to Westfield State on Feb. 8 by a score of 4-2.

Jeremy Young scored the first goal of the game in the ninth minute on a power play for Westfield.

Four minutes later, F.X. Girard made it a two-goal game scoring off the feed from Nik Passero for the Owls.

The Rams’ Jake McKinnon scored at the 10:36 mark in the second period on Framingham’s only power play of the night.

Down by one in the third period, Ryan Paul tied the game for the Rams in the fifth minute.

Just a minute later, the Owls regained the lead off a wrist shot from Daniel Backstrom.

Aaron Clancy added an insurance goal about three minutes later to seal the win.

The Owls outshot the Rams 42-23. Tyler Colacchio led the Rams with six shots, while Backstrom led the Owls with six as well.

Greg Harney made 38 saves in the loss and Kameron Limburg made 21 saves for Westfield.

The Rams move to 3-16-2 on the season and 2-12 in the MASCAC.

Framingham lost to Fitchburg State 10-2 on Feb. 10.

Paul got the Rams on the board first in the eighth minute of the opening period.

The Falcons then scored four unanswered goals by Nick DiNicola, Evan Byrnes, DiNicola again and Brandon Ecklund.

About midway through the second period, Jake McKinnon scored the Rams’ second goal on a power play opportunity.

Two late goals in the second by Sascha Figi and Ricky Kramer made it a 6-2 game heading into the third.

Fitchburg’s juggernaut offense continued in the third period, scoring four more goals.

Figi got his second of the day just a minute into the period.

Corey Hayashi beat Adam Calabrese blocker side for their second goal of the period.

Patrick Germain got a short-handed goal at the 14:48 mark before putting the final nail in the coffin, scoring again in the 19th minute.

The Falcons outshot the Rams 39-37. Paul led with six shots for the Rams, while DiNicola led the Falcons with five.

Calabrese made 21 saves in the loss and Brian McGrath made 31 saves for Fitchburg.

The Rams fall to 3-17-2 on the season and 2-13 in the league.

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