Western New England Blanked by Curry, 3-0

Photo by Rachael Margossian
Photo by Rachael Margossian

Carducci finishes with 32 saves for Golden Bears

MILTON, Mass. (February 8, 2019) – The Western New England University ice hockey team dropped a 3-0 decision to Curry College on Friday night in Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) action at Max Ulin Rink.

Top Performers
Curry utilized three different goal scorers as senior Zach White (Milford, Conn.), junior Billy Vizzo (Shelton, Conn.) and sophomore Matthew Henderson (Scarborough, Maine) all found the back of the net.

Junior goaltender Justin Ketola (Cliquet, Minn.) was solid between the pipes, registering a 21-save shutout.

Western New England junior netminder Kyle Carducci (Rocky Hill, Conn.) finished with 32 saves for the Golden Bears.

Game Review
White got the home team on the board just 3:37 into the contest, when he scored his 18th goal of the season with assists from sophomore Michael Snow (Medford, Mass.) and freshman Nick Magill-Diaz (Clawson, Mich.).

The Colonels maintained their 1-0 lead for the remainder of the opening period, before doubling their advantage with just 4:35 left in the middle frame on Vizzo's ninth of the season.

Just over two minutes later, Henderson made it 3-0 in favor of Curry when he buried a power play goal after being set up by freshman Mic Curran (Arlington, Mass.).

Western New England outshot Curry 9-8 in the third period, but the Golden Bears were unable to break through as Ketola stopped every attempt he faced to secure the shutout.

• Curry outshot Western New England 35-21, including 19-3 in the second period.
• The Golden Bears were unable to convert on their eight power play opportunities, going 0-for-8 on the night.
• Seniors Carlos Ross (Brockport, N.Y.) and Connor Graham (Norfolk, Mass.) tied for the team lead with seven faceoff wins each.

Up Next
Western New England (7-16, 2-13 CCC) and Curry (14-6-3, 9-4-2 CCC) will play for the third and final time this season at the Olympia Ice Center on Saturday night, with opening faceoff slated for 7 p.m.