HENNIKER, N.H. – Three goals spanning the first and second periods allowed New England College to pull away from the Johnson & Wales University men's ice hockey team. The Pilgrims defeated the Wildcats, 10-3 on Saturday.
New England College: 13-7-1, 9-5 NEHC
Johnson & Wales: 4-16, 1-12 NEHC
NEC: Anthony Pupplo (W, 12-5) 20 Saves
JWU: Mike Rockwell Jr. (L, 4-13) 29 Saves
Anthony Scarcella (JWU): 1 Goal
Conor Cassidy (JWU): 1 Goal
New England College struck for the first three goals, but the Wildcats got a pair within 33 seconds of each other.
The Pilgrims got a power play goal with 67 seconds left in the first period then another score with the extra attacker at the 5:35 mark.
NEC's ability to convert on the power play was the difference as they scored six times while JWU was down a skater.
Johnson & Wales are back at home on Friday to face UMass Boston at 7 p.m.