Ice Hockey drops seventh straight game

On Saturday, Jan. 26, the Framingham State Rams traveled to face off against Salem State. 

Salem State got on the board first in the seventh minute with a power-play goal from Trevor Mallett after a tripping penalty on Framingham’s Ryan McDonough. 

The next score came in the second period off the stick of Salem State’s Dan Shea in the ninth minute. Two minutes later, Framingham cut Salem State’s lead in half with a goal from Jack Sheehan, assisted by Ryan Paul and Bryan Whelan. 

Entering the third period with a 2-1 advantage, the Vikings extended their lead with another goal in the ninth minute. The goal came on another power play chance, as Whelan was put in the penalty box for interference. Salem State’s Billy McGwin potted the powerplay goal off an assist from Parker Wood and Callum Hofford. 

The Vikings wrapped up scoring in the 12th minute with a goal from Wood. The goal finalized the score for the game at 4-1. 

Sheehan was the one bright spot for the Rams in their sixth straight loss, as he scored the only goal and went 8-for-19 on faceoffs. 

Greg Harney took the loss in net, saving 15 shots and allowing four goals. 

With the loss, the Rams drop to 2-15-1.

The Rams’ next matchup came against New England College at home. 

For the first time in eight games, the Rams got on the board first with a goal from Sheehan.  

The wheels quickly come off for the Rams as New England College scored three goals in the second period. Each goal came in the first eight minutes of the period off the sticks of Adam Zollner, Daniel Bergqvist, and Will Platt. 

This theme continued as New England College scored three more goals in the third period. Nikita Pintusov, Carlos Fornaris, and Connor Inger scored to put the game away at 6-1. 

Nolan Greene took the loss in net as he allowed six goals, while saving 45 shots. 

New England College held control throughout as the Framingham netminder was peppered with shots all game. The Pilgrims outshot the Rams 51-17. 

After dropping their seventh straight game, the Rams fall to 2-16-1 on the season.