FRAMINGHAM, Mass – The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth men's ice hockey team netted two unanswered goals in the third period to complete the comeback over Framingham State, 7-6, in Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) play Saturday evening.
The Corsairs made the most of their power play opportunities on the outing, converting on 4-of-7 while the Rams netted scores on 2 of 4 chances.
Entering the third period, the Corsairs trailed 5-6 until sophomore Mike Sones (Waterdown, Ontario) evened the game, capitalizing on the power play for his second score of the game.
Senior Brandon Gilmore (Quincy, Mass.) then continued his scoring surge, clinching the victory for the Corsairs with his second goal of the game at the 14:25 mark. The Quincy native intercepted the puck and then found the top right corner of the net to give the Corsairs their final lead. With the two goals on the contest, Gilmore has now scored in four straight games and owns eight goals on the season.
The Framingham State offense was paced by sophomore Tyler Colacchio (Bellingham, Mass.), who completed the hat trick with all three goals coming in the second period. UMass Dartmouth saw its three additional goals from sophomore Jerry Laakso (Tampere, Finland), junior Mike Kelly (Stoneham, Mass.) and junior Matt Baldino (Woburn, Mass.).
UMass Dartmouth's Drew Michals (Newton, Mass.) faced 48 Rams shots, turning aside 42 to pick up the victory. Framingham State used two netminders between the pipes, with junior Alessio Muggli (Rueti, Switzerland) making 38 stops until being replaced by freshman Adam Calabrese (Philadelphia, Pa.) in the third period. Calabrese recorded four saves.
The Corsairs will hit the ice again in 2016 when they host Worcester State on Jan. 9at 4 p.m.