WATERVILLE VALLEY, N.H. – Curry College got goals from eight different players Tuesday night, including four scores on the power play, and the Colonels skated past Plymouth State University, 9-4, in an ECAC Northeast Conference hockey game at Waterville Valley Ice Arena.
The Colonels, ranked 12th in this week’s Division III national poll, improve to 15-2-1 overall and remain the only unbeaten team in the Northeast at 9-0-0. PSU dropped its fifth straight contest to fall to 6-10-0 overall and 2-7-0 in league play. It was also the first time in 16 Panther outings this season that the game was decided by more than two goals.
Freshman Bret Adams (Carol Stream, Ill.) scored two goals of the visitors, who put the game away with a five-goal second period. Freshman Ryan Moore (Randolph, Mass.) and junior Sean Pero (Dorchester, Mass.) collected a goal and two assists apiece, and juniors Michael O’Sullivan (Dorchester, Mass.), Casey Reasonover (East Falmouth, Mass.), and Chet Ferreira (Wilmington, Mass.) and freshmen Robert Sequeira (Providence, R.I.) and George Cademartori (Warrenville, Ill.) each scored once.
PSU, which came back with three unanswered third-period scores, got two goals from junior Michal Bodnar (Olomouc, Czech Rep.) and one apiece from junior Kyle Poirier (Concord, N.H.) and sophomore Rory Nickerson (West Chatham, Mass.).
The game included 27 penalties, with Curry going 4-for-9 on the power play and PSU ending up 3-for-12 with the man advantage.
Curry finished with a 46-17 advantage in shots on goal. Freshman goalie Bryan Madison (Cumberland, R.I.) made 13 saves for the winners, while PSU goalies Trevor Cherry (Greenland, N.H.) and Kyle VanDingstee (Skaneateles, N.Y.) combined for 37 stops.
After playing eight of its last nine at home, PSU begins a four-game road trip with conference games Friday at Johnson & Wales and Saturday at Salve Regina. Curry returns home to host Stonehill on Thursday.
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