Beavers Get Points from 14 Players, Extend Unbeaten Streak to 15 Games
BABSON PARK, Mass.—Sophomore Ryan Black (Pomfret, Conn.) finished with a goal and an assist and ninth-ranked Babson College got a point from 14 different players on the way to defeating visiting Castleton University, 6-1, in New England Hockey Conference (NEHC) men's ice hockey action inside the Babson Skating Center.
Babson has now won six consecutive games and is unbeaten over its last 15 outings to improve to 15-3-2 overall and 10-2-1 in league play. Castleton has dropped its last six games to slip to 5-14-2 overall and 3-10-1 in the NEHC.
Juniors Brendan Casey (Glastonbury, Conn.) and Nick Rosa (Birmingham, Mich.) and sophomores John Corrigan (Stoneham, Mass.), Trevor Marcinik (Dublin, Ohio) and Matt Wiesner (Newport Beach, Calif.) all scored once for the Beavers. Junior Patrick Flynn (Framingham, Mass.) and sophomore Ryan Campbell (Scituate, Mass.) each recorded two assists, while seniors Connor Dahlman (Stamford, Conn.) and Ryan McDougall (Milton, Mass.), junior Christian Faggas (Norwood, Mass.), sophomores Mike Egan (Billerica, Mass.) and Jack Nisbet (Scituate, Mass.), and first-year Andrew Holland (Winchester, Mass.) all registered one assist apiece.
Junior goaltender Brad Arvanitis (Holliston, Mass.) extended his personal unbeaten streak to seven and improved to 6-2-1 on the year with 24 saves for Babson.
First-year Calvin Moise (Saint-Eustace, Quebec) had a goal and senior Jacob Erwin (Port Dover, Ontario) and junior Glenn Wiswell (Berwick, Maine) both picked up an assist for the Spartans. Sophomore goaltender Kyle Alaverdy (Grand Falls-Windsor, Newfoundland), who was pulled 7:20 into the second period, and first-year Brandon Collett (Brockton, Mass.) each finished with 17 saves in the loss.
Castleton killed off a penalty late in the first but was unable to get the intermission unscathed as Faggas found Marcinik all alone in the slot for his sixth goal of the season to give the Green and White a 1-0 lead at the 17:49 mark. The Beavers wasted little time adding to their advantage as Wiesner buried Holland's centering feed on the power play less than two minutes into the second.
Rosa collected his eighth tally of the year at the 4:31 mark as his one-timer from the slot took a deflection over Alaverdy's left shoulder extending Babson's lead to 3-0. Corrigan capped the flurry with his first goal of the year on the power play to make it 4-0 at 7:20. Dahlman held the puck in at the right point following a Spartans' clearing attempt and sent a cross-ice pass to Corrigan, who chased Alaverdy with a blast from just inside the blue line.
Castleton broke up the Beavers' shutout bid on Moise's goal 8:54 into the third. Erwin's shot from the high slot took a deflection in front and bounced right to Moise for an easy finish at the right post. Babson wasted little time responding though, as Black took a long pass ahead from Egan and beat Collett with a rocket from the left faceoff circle just 57 seconds later to regain a four-goal edge.
Casey capped the scoring at the 12:59 mark, ripping a slapshot past Collett from the top of the right circle for his second goal of the season.
Both teams return to action on Saturday at 4 p.m. as Babson hosts No. 1 Norwich, while Castleton travels to UMass Boston.
• The Beavers are now 20-5-4 all-time against Castleton and are unbeaten over their last 10 games in the series (9-0-1).
• Wiesner extended his points streak to six games with his second period power play strike, while both Black and Holland have produced points in each of their last four outings.
• Dahlman became the program's first player since 2018 to play in his 100th career game on Friday night.
• The Beavers are unbeaten in six NEHC home games this winter and have outscored their opponents 33-7.