PAWTUCKET, R.I. – The Johnson & Wales University men's ice hockey team built too big of a deficit for the Wildcats to climb out of. The Wildcats spotted visiting New England College three goals as the Pilgrims went on to win, 4-1, on Friday.
New England College: 5-2, 4-1 NEHC
Johnson & Wales: 0-4, 0-3 NEHC
NEC: Anthony Pupplo (W, 5-2) 31 Saves
JWU: Mike Rockwell Jr. (L, 0-3) 39 Saves
Trever Momot (NEC): 1 Goal, 1 Assist
Matt Gulack (JWU): 1 Goal
New England College broke open the scoring three-quarters of the way through the first period. Former Wildcat Trevor Momot redirected JP Cauvin's slap shot past JWU netminder Mike Rockwell Jr.. Momot factored into the second goal when his pass led to a one-timer by Connor Inger just 1:20 into the second period
Even though the Wildcats were outshot, 43-32, JWU had several good scoring opportunities that were turned away by NEC goaltender Anthony Pupplo.
The Wildcats wrap up the conference weekend Saturday when they face Southern Maine at 4 p.m.