Men's Ice Hockey at Southern Maine
Saturday, November 11—4 p.m.
USM Ice Arena—Gorham, Maine
Babson and Southern Maine will meet for the 35th time on Saturday afternoon in a series that dates back to 1995. The Beavers are 25-8-1 all-time and have won 11 straight games against the Huskies going back to the 2012-13 seasons.
Senior Matt McMorrow scored the go-ahead goal at 12:03 of the second period as Babson defeated Southern Maine, 2-1, on January 28, 2016, in Gorham. Michael Phillips '17 had a goal and McMorrow tacked on an assist for the Beavers, who got 22 saves from junior netminder Bryan Botcher.
LAST SOUTHERN MAINE WIN
Dan Rautenberg scored a pair of second-period goals and Braely Torris made 28 saves as the sixth-seeded Huskies defeated thiord-seeded Babson, 2-1, in an ECAE East Tournament quarterfinal on February 28, 2012, in Babson Park. Mike Driscoll '15 scored the Beavers lone goal 3:23 into the first period.
SCOUTING THE HUSKIES
Southern Maine (0-2-1, 0-2-1 NEHC) is winless in seven consecutive games going back to last year after suffering a 4-1 loss to UMass Boston on Friday night. Senior Patrick Magliano scored in the third period for the Huskies, who gave up a pair of empty net tallies over the game's final 3:07. Junior Parker Sanderson leads the team with two assists, while senior Alex Pantelone, junior Blue Hayler and sophomore Ethan Bassile have joined Magliano in the scoring column this season. First-year Anthony D'Aloisio has posted a 1.94 goals against average and a .935 save percentage in two starts in between the pipes.
SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
Babson (2-2-0, 1-2-0 NEHC) evened its record with a hard-fought 3-1 win at New England College on Friday. Senior Ryan Gouveia scored the go-ahead goal at 16:39 of the third period and classmate Rob Devaney chipped in with a goal and an assist for the Beavers, who got 26 saves from junior goaltender Matt Pompa. McMorrow (1-4-5) is riding a three-game points streak, while seniors Charlie Ackerman (2-1-3) and Bobby Hall (2-1-3) are two of five players tied for second on the team in scoring. Botcher and Pompa have combined to post a 2.25 goals against average and a .909 save percentage through four contests.
PICKING UP WHERE HE LEFT OFF
McMorrow, who produced at least one point in five of Babson's final seven games last season, has four goals and eight assists for 12 points over the last 11 games.
GETTING IN ON THE ACT
First-year Christian Faggas, who recorded his first career assist in last Saturday's loss at Norwich, notched his first career goal in the first period of Friday's win at New England College. The Green and White has now seen 11 players account for its 13 goals over the first four contests.
END OF THE ROAD
Saturday's game is the last of five straight away from home to open the season for the Beavers. Prior to this year, the Green and White had not opened the season with more than three games away from the Babson Skating Center since the 1986-87 campaign when it played its first six in road or neutral venues.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
The Beavers have allowed just three goals over their last eight games against Southern Maine.