The hockey team dropped a 4-1 decision against Curry in an ECAC Northeast contest at the RI Sports Center on Thursday evening. The game was the final regular season home contest for seniors Joe Simeone (Cranston, R.I.) and Andy Noyes (Littleton, Colo.).
After battling through two scoreless periods, Johnson & Wales got on the board first just :23 into the third period on a power play goal by junior Jeremiah Ketts (Foristell, Mo.). Curry responded quickly, however and tied the game at 1-1 on a goal by freshman Joshua Pineiro (Burbank, Calif.). The Colonels then took the lead at the 13:59 mark when a power play goal by junior Peyton Benning (Estevan, Saskatchewan) gave the team a 2-1 advantage. Curry extended their lead to 3-1 on a goal by junior John Williams (Flourtown, Pa.) at the 17:45 mark and then added an empty net goal en route to the 4-1 victory.
JWU sophomore Matt Cooper (Perrysburg, Ohio) made 39 saves in the loss while sophomore Robert Dawson (Woodbury, Minn.) had 10 stops for Curry in the victory.
With the loss Johnson & Wales falls 13-10-1 overall and 10-3-0 in the ECAC Northeast while Curry improves to 14-7-3 for the season, 10-1-2 in league play. JWU will return to action on Saturday, February 19th when they travel to Nichols for an ECAC Northeast contest at 4:40 p.m.