PAWTUCKET, RI – Needing at least one point to stay alive in the race for the final spot in the CCC playoffs, the Johnson & Wales University men's ice hockey team accomplished just that. The Wildcats tied Suffolk University, 2-2, on Thursday.
Suffolk: 8-12-3, 5-10-2 CCC
Johnson & Wales: 5-18-1, 3-13-1 CCC
Michael Levine (SU): 30 Saves, 2 Goals
Mike Rockwell (JWU): 41 Saves, 2 Goals
Anthony Scarcella (JWU): 1 Goal, 1 Assist
Mikhail Bryan (SU): 2 Goals
The tie gave Johnson & Wales seven points on the year, putting it one behind Western New England, who lost to Becker. JWU gets the eighth spot in the playoffs with a win on Saturday and another WNEU loss to Becker.
The Wildcats got on the board first when Graham Day scored at the 7:58 mark of the first period.
The two teams exchanged power play goals in the second period with Suffolk scored just 1:18 in the frame while Anthony Scarcella got his second point when he found the back of the net at the 14:03 mark.
Mikhail Bryan tallied his second goal of the night just four minutes into the third period to tie the game, but neither team could pull through for the game-winner.
Johnson & Wales plays its final regular season match when it travels to the Rams on Saturday for a 7:30 p.m. contest.