Second Period Outburst Gives Men’s Hockey 8-0 Win Over Becker

Second Period Outburst Gives Men’s Hockey 8-0 Win Over Becker

PAWTUCKET, RI – Trying to work its way into the postseason, the Johnson & Wales University men's ice hockey team has been generating more offense of late. The Wildcats scored four second-period goals on their way to an 8-0 victory over Becker on Thursday night.

Becker: 5-13, 4-7 CCC
Johnson & Wales: 7-9-2, 3-7-1 CCC 

BC: Tyler Stepke - 20 saves, 6 goals
JWU: Joey Ballmer - 17 saves, 0 goals 

Statistical Leaders:
Nicholas Gray (JWU): 2 goals
Victor Carlsson (JWU): 1 goal, 3 assists
Ben Brouillard (JWU): 3 assists

Of Note:
Johnson & Wales wasted no time getting on the scoreboard with two goals in the first five minutes. Ben Brouillard (Somerset, Mass.) set up both scores, feeding Victor Carlsson (Calmar, Sweden) just 2:22 into the game. Less than two minutes later he found Fran Mackin (Philadelphia, Pa.) to put JWU up 2-0.

Carlsson picked up his second point when he helped set up Nicholas Gray's tally (Stafford, Va.) at the 12:08 mark as JWU went into the first intermission up 3-0. Gray recorded his second multi-goal game of the year when he found the back of the net at the 9:03 mark of the second stanza. Carlson picked up two more assists for the first four-point game of his career.

Johnson & Wales had a 34-17 advantage in shots with Wildcats goaltender Joey Ballmer (Kalamazoo, Mich.) turning away every shot he faced for his second shutout of the season. JWU was 2-of-4 on the power play while the Hawks didn't convert any of their three chances with the extra man.

Up Next:
The Wildcats are on the road Saturday when they travel to Wentworth. The puck drops at 3 p.m.