Woods' Hat Trick Leads Hockey Past USM, 5-1
GORHAM, Maine -- Junior Terry Woods (Duxbury, Mass.) scored three times to lead the Babson College Beavers to a 5-1 win over the University of Southern Maine Huskies in an ECAC (Eastern College Athletic Conference) Men's East game Saturday at the USM Ice Arena.
The win gave the Beavers a sweep of their weekend visit to Maine after beating the University of New England Friday night. The Beavers improve to 8-7-1 overall and 6-5-0 in the league. The Huskies slip to 8-7-2 overall and 5-4-2 in league play.
Woods put the visitors on the board at 5:14 of the opening period off an assist from freshman Ryan Smith (Lynnfield, Mass.). Senior Casey Fazekas (Montreal, Quebec) made it 2-0 with a power-play goal at 8:42, and Woods would score his second of the period at 18:22, set up by Smith and sophomore Mike Hoban (Medfield, Mass.).
Southern Maine tallied the only goal of the middle period as senior Chris Travis (Scituate, Mass.) was able to jam the puck past Babson rookie netminder Zeke Testa (Wellesley, Mass.) on a partial breakaway at 8:39. Sophomore Dan Rautenberg (Cape Elizabeth, Maine) and junior Paul Conter (Woodbridge, Ontario) picked up the assists.
Woods completed his hat trick with a power-play marker at 2:42 of the third set up by Fazekas and sophomore Dan Ahern (Melrose, Mass.). Freshman PT Donato (Arlington, Mass.), who had an assist on the Fazekas goal in the first period, completed the scoring with an unassisted goal at 7:36.
Testa finished the game making 25 saves. Southern Maine sophomore goalie Mason St. Hilaire (Saco, Maine) registered 23 saves.
Babson will host Curry College for a non-conference game on Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.
Note: Game story courtesy of USM Sports Information.