BEVERLY, Mass. – The Endicott men's ice hockey team defeated Western New England University, 7-0, on Wednesday night in an Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Northeast matchup inside Raymond J. Bourque Arena.
Freshman forward Parker Wood (Rochester Hills, Mich.) opened up the scoring just 1:16 into the contest with a slick a deke move across the crease before roofing a backhander over Kevin Gollmer's (Flourtown, Pa.) blocker for a quick 1-0 advantage.
Classmate Joseph Slovak (South Yarmouth, Mass.) made it 2-0 a little over seven minutes later (8:21) when his shot from the right face-off circle found the net through traffic and eventually trickled in for his fourth goal of the season.
After a scoreless second period, the Gulls took complete control of the contest with a five-goal third period. Thomas Daniels (St. Louis, Mo.) scored just one minute in, while Ryan Dougherty (Sterling Heights, Mich.) netted his first collegiate goal at 4:54 and Ross Olsson (Billerica, Mass.), Bowes, and Tommy Besinger (Milton, Mass.) all followed suit with tallies of their own to round out the scoring.
Endicott freshman netminder Kevin Aldridge (Beverly Hills, Mich.) stopped 34 shots to record his second career shutout and improve to 14-8-2 on the season. Gollmer made 39 saves in the loss (1-4-2).
BEYOND THE BOX SCORE
- Wood's tally 1:16 into the game is the fastest goal scored by a Gull to start a contest in program history.
- Earlier this week, Wood was named a semifinalist for the Joe Concannon Award. To read more about the honor click here: Parker Wood Named Joe Concannon Award Semifinalist
- Tonight's margin of victory was the highest for Endicott against an opponent this season.
- The Gulls won 40 faceoffs, which included a game-high 11 wins from John Carricato (Ridge, N.Y.) and Daniels, respectively.
- Aldridge has recorded two shutouts and only allowed one goal in his last three games (180:00, 119 saves).
FOR THE FOES
- Kyle Williams (Rome, N.Y.) blocked a game-high five shots in the loss.
- Tyler Pionk (Hermantown, Minn.) won a team-high nine faceoffs.
- Scott Brown (Sewickley, Pa.) made 11 saves in 9:19 of action off the bench.
Endicott (14-8-2, 10-4-1 ECAC Northeast) travels to Curry this Saturday for a league matchup at 4:45 p.m. Western New England (2-18-4, 1-12-2 ECAC Northeast) wraps up its 2015-16 season with a road game against Becker on Saturday at 1:40 p.m.