Hockey’s season over as they fail to reach the MASCAC tournament

(Framingham goaltender Greg Harney makes a save for the Rams. By Corey McFeeley.)

Framingham lost its ninth-straight game on Feb. 15, falling to UMass Dartmouth by a score of 10-1.

The Corsairs’ offense came out firing, scoring six goals in the first period. Jonathan Ruiz and Connor Court each scored before the third minute of play.

Five minutes later, Dillon Radin made it a 3-0 game. Mike Stones scored the Corsairs’ fourth goal on their first power play of the day.

Jeff Kirkwood and Kris Holmes scored the last two goals of the period.

In the second period, Ruiz scored two of the three goals UMass scored, to achieve a hat trick on the day.

Casey Shea scored the other goal of the second, converting on a breakaway while down a man.

In the seventh minute of the third, the Rams finally got on the board. Jake McKinnon scored on a wrist shot.

Brendan McDonough added an insurance goal late in the third to reach the final margin.

The Corsairs outshot the Rams 41-27. Ruiz led with five shots while Walker Hamilton led the Rams with seven.

The Rams changed goalies three times in the game. Greg Harney started the game, who was then relieved by Dom Montecalvo, and later was replaced by Adam Calabrese, who finished the game. The goalies combined for 31 saves. Drew Michals made 26 saves for UMass.

The Rams move to 3-18-2 on the season and 2-14 in the MASCAC.

In their final home game of the season, the Rams honored their five seniors – Jake McKinnon, Derek Ridgway, Zach D’Errico, Tyler Colacchio and Jake Sartorelli – in a senior day ceremony.

The Rams lost the game to No. 15 Plymouth State, 7-1.

Hunter Gunski scored the first goal of the game at the 5:02 mark, giving the Panthers a 1-0 lead.

Matt Siegal tied the game just two minutes later on a wrist shot.

The Panthers took the lead again in the ninth minute of the first on a power play goal by Tim Perron, and did not look back.

Just 31 seconds into the second period, Ryan Stevens made it a 3-1 game.

J.R. Barone scored short-handed to extend the Panthers’ lead to three.

Plymouth scored three more unanswered goals in the third period to reach the final margin. Chris Zuccaro and Ludvig Steenberg each got a tally, and Stevens got his second of the day.

The Panthers outshot the Rams 47-25. Colacchio led the Rams with seven shots and Barone led with six shots for Plymouth.

Calabrese made 40 saves and took the loss. Evan Morelli made 24 saves in the win.

The Rams fall to 3-19-2 on the season and 2-15 in the league.

The Rams closed out the regular season with a 3-1 loss to Salem State.

Brandon Wolfe got a quick score for the Vikings, just two minutes into the game.

The game was a defensive battle until the third period.

Siegal tied the game for Framingham a minute into the third.

The Vikings took the lead at the 13:27 mark, when Michael Casale scored off the pass from Parker Wood.

Mackenzie Cook added an empty-netter with 30 seconds left to reach the final margin.

The Vikings outshot the Rams 49-25. Casale led with 10 shots, while Colacchio led Framingham with three.

Harney made 46 saves in the loss and Jason Pucciarelli made 24 saves for Salem.

The Rams end the season on an 11-game losing streak and finish with a 3-20-2 record. They also finish with a 2-16 record in the MASCAC.

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