Jan. 10, 2010
PORTSMOUTH, RI-The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's hockey team scored four times in the first period and went on to defeat host Salve Regina, 6-2, in a non-conference game at the Portsmouth Abbey Ice Rink Saturday evening.
Senior forward Matt Berard (Calgary, AB/Berkshire School) put the Corsairs on top with a goal 1:36 into the game after the Corsairs won a face-off in the offensive zone. Junior forward Jason Stahl (Londonderry, NH/Valley Jr. Warriors) made it 2-0 a minute and 20 seconds later. Junior forward Todd Bartelson (Pepperell, MA/Valley Jr. Warriors) then scored twice. His first goal, at 5:11, made it 3-0, and his second goal came with 42 seconds remaining in the first period and put UMD ahead, 4-0.
Sophomore forwards Giancarlo Capodanno (Mountainside, NJ/New Jersey Rockets) and Mike Owens (South Boston, MA/Boston Jr. Bulldogs) scored in the second period to put the Corsairs ahead, 6-0. Owens' goal marked the end of the night for Seahawks goaltender Ryan Comerford. Joe Colaianni scored twice for Salve Regina, getting a power play goal at 9:28 and an even strength goal a minute and 34 seconds later.
UMass Dartmouth out shot Salve Regina, 30-22. Senior goaltender Jon Dryjowicz-Burek (Ludlow, MA/Springfield Jr. Falcons) made 20 saves for the Corsairs, while Comerford and Ben Bradley combined to make 24 saves for the Seahawks.
"We had a very good week leading up to this game, and we played very well," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach John Rolli. "We played a very good first period, We're happy to get back to .500, and we have two very big league games coming up."
UMD improved to 5-5-1 with the victory, while Salve Regina dropped to 1-12-0 with the defeat. The Corsairs will return to action when they visit Westfield State Tuesday evening.
UMASS DARTMOUTH HOCKEY