Men's Ice Hockey edged by Golden Bears, 3-2

Charles Costello, Becker men's ice hockey at Worcester State

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. --- The Becker College men's ice hockey team lost 3-2 at Western New England (WNE) University in Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) play on Saturday night at the Olympia Ice Center in Springfield, Massachusetts.

February 2, 2019
Olympia Ice Center, Springfield, Massachusetts
Score: WNE 3, Becker 2
Records: WNE (7-15, 2-12 CCC) | Becker (3-18-1, 2-11-1 CCC)

• The Golden Bears struck first just 10:31 into the game when senior forward Tyler Hines (North Haven, Conn. / Hartford Jr. Wolfpack (EHL)) scored, assisted by senior forward Carlos Ross (Brockport, N.Y. / New York Bobcats (EHL)) and sophomore forward Ryan Price (Brick, N.J. / Charlotte Rush (USPHL Elite)). WNE took a 1-0 lead.
• WNE scored again with 5:51 to go in the first when senior forward Matt O'Dea (Orland Park, Ill. / Concordia) scored his third goal in two days, assisted by senior forward
Steve Beck (Milton, N.Y. / Philadelphia Jr. Flyers (EHL)). The Golden Bears took a 2-0 advantage into the first intermission.
• The Hawks finally broke through 1:03 into the second period when Becker senior forward Corey Schafer (Johnstown, Pa. / Missoula Maulers) found the back of the net for his fifth goal of the season, assisted by sophomore forward Romain Wild (Mex, Switzerland / St. Norbert) and sophomore forward Charles Costello (Philadelphia, Pa. / Cape Cod Islanders). WNE still led, 2-1.
• Then, just 20 seconds into the third period, Becker would tie it up off a goal from Costello, knotting it up at 2-2.
• But just six minutes later, Hines scored his second goal of the game for WNE, assisted by Price and junior defenseman Evan Lindquist (Amston, Conn. / SUNY Plattsburgh). The 3-2 lead would hold up for the final score.

• Becker junior goalie Cody Foster (Saugus, Calif. / Tri City Ice Hawks) finished the night with 39 saves.
• WNE junior goalie Kyle Carducci (Rocky Hill, Conn. / Hartford Jr. Wolfpack (USPHL Premier)) finished with 23 saves.
• WNE outshot Becker, 42-25.

The Hawks are back on the ice on Friday when they host Salve Regina University in a 7:00 p.m. game. The Golden Bears travel to Curry College for their next game, that coming on Friday at 6:50 p.m.

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