MALDEN, Mass. — The Endicott men's ice hockey team defeated Tufts University, 4-2, in non-conference action on Friday night at The Valley Forum.
Tied 2-2 midway through the third period, James Winkler (York, Maine) scored a backhander on a rush from the right wing to put Endicott ahead, 3-2, at the 10:04 mark and the Gulls held on the rest of the way.
Luke Rodgers (Clarkston, Mich.) also added an empty netter at 19:59, while Campbell Balk (West Olive, Mich.) and Zach Mazur (Lancaster, N.Y.) scored in the first (11:28) and second (2:43) periods, respectively, to account for the remainder of Endicott's scoring.
In goal, Conor O'Brien (Pinellas Park, Fla.) made 24 saves to improve to 9-4-0 overall on the season (20-12-2 career).
BEYOND THE BOX SCORE
- Endicott improved to 3-1-1 in the all-time series against Tufts.
- The Gulls are 4-1-0 on the road this season.
- Endicott has won its last two games by a 4-2 score.
Endicott (9-5-0) travels to No. 8 nationally ranked Salve Regina on Saturday, January 18 at 7:05 PM. Tufts (4-8-0) hosts Hamilton on Friday, January 17 at 7 PM.
(Photo Credit - David Le '10)