No. 6 Salve Regina Topples Men's Ice Hockey 4-1

David Altman


-Score: No. 6 Salve Regina 4, Assumption 1

-Records: No. 6 Salve Regina (10-2-1, 6-0-1 CCC), Assumption (4-7-1, 3-3-0 NE10)

-Location: Northfield, Vt. (Kreitzberg Arena)

-The Lead: The No. 6 Salve Regina Seahawks took the lead with 51 seconds left in the first period and never looked back, going on to defeat the Assumption Greyhounds 4-1 in the consolation game of the Northfield Savings Bank Holiday Tournament hosted by Norwich.


-After the Seahawks scored the first goal of the game, John Pigott (Arlington, Mass. / Tilton School (Prep)) tied the game at one in the first period at the 16:05 mark, assisted by Alexander Mavrogiannis (Dover, Mass. / East Coast Wizards (EHL)) and John McDonagh (Latrobe, Pa. / Shady Side Academy (Prep)). The tie didn't last long though, as Vincent Marino put Salve Regina up 2-1 just 3:02 later at the 19:07 mark of the first.

-Marino's goal stood as the game-winner, even with the Hounds peppering Seahawks goalie Louis-Felix St. Jean with 25 shots on net. Erik Udahl scored at the 15:02 mark of the second to put Salve Regina up by two. Mitch Walinski then scored on the power play 2:52 later to move his team up by three and to a 4-1 final.


-Salve Regina outshot the Hounds 37-25, while Pigott shared a team-high five shots on goal. Assumption went 0-for-4 while on the power play and Salve Regina went 1-for-5.

-Pigott's goal was his fourth on the season, giving him five points in 10 games.

-The Hounds faced back-to-back opponents ranked nationally in the Division III rankings. While Salve Regina ranked sixth in the nation, the Norwich Cadets, who the Hounds faced in the opening round of the Northfield Savings Bank Holiday Tournament, was ranked fourth in the nation.

-David Altman (Bristol, R.I. / Northern Cyclones (EHL)) made 33 saves on 37 shots but fell to 4-2-1 on the year. St. Jean made 24 saves on 25 shots for the Seahawks and improved to 5-1-0 on the year.


-Assumption travels to UMass Dartmouth on Tuesday, January 7, for a 3:30 p.m. start.


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