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Men’s Hockey Falls 3-1 At Assumption

Men’s Hockey Falls 3-1 At Assumption

WORCESTER, Mass. – A three-goal lead was more than the Johnson & Wales University men's ice hockey team could overcome on Tuesday. The Wildcats dropped a 3-1 decision against Division II opponent Assumption.

Assumption improved to 2-5-1 while the Wildcats fell to 3-5

JWU was only down two goals after the second period, but allowed the Greyhounds to tally a third goal just 58 seconds into the third period. Johnson & Wales got on the board at the 2:06 mark when Mike Rodriguez (Bronxville, NY) scored his first goal as a Wildcat. Jason Recchia (Shelby Township, Mich.) and Nicholas Pezza (Smithfield, RI) provided the assists.

The puck was in the Wildcats' zone for most of the night as Assumption had a 55-35 advantage in shots. JWU goalie Mike Rockwell (Poughquag, N.Y.) made a season-high 52 saves.

Johnson & Wales is back in action on Friday when it takes on Utica at 7 p.m.