BOSTON -- The Johnson & Wales University men's ice hockey team dug too big of a hole for itself on Friday. The Wildcats gave up four first-period goals in a 6-2 New England Hockey Conference loss at Suffolk University.
The loss dropped the Wildcats to 3-15 overall, 0-11 in the NEHC. Suffolk improved to 6-10-2 with a 2-7-2 conference mark.
The Wildcats fell behind midway through the first period when they gave up three goals in the span of a minute. Nick Lachaine got the Rams on the board at the 8:44 mark then Alex Kolowrat and Griffin Clark followed.
Suffolk added a fourth goal with five minutes remaining, but the Wildcats got one back before the end of the period. Anthony Scarcella scored his fourth goal of the year with Graham Day getting the assist.
Midway through the third period, Jake Glod found the back of the net for his third goal of the season, but the Rams answered 1:20 later with a short-handed goal.
The Rams had a 32-21 advantage in shorts.
The two teams are back on the ice Saturday when the Wildcats host the Rams at 4 p.m.