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Chambers leads PSU Men’s Ice Hockey past Framingham

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            FRAMINGHAM, Mass. - Junior Chris Chambers (Crofton, Md.) recorded his second career hat trick Thursday night to lead Plymouth State University past Framingham State College, 9-2, in an ECAC Northeast Conference men's ice hockey game.

            Freshman Chris Zaremba (Colorado Springs, Colo.) also scored two goals for the Panthers, while sophomores Jake Curtin (Concord, N.H.) and Sean Buckley (Sagamore, Mass.) tallied a goal and two assists each and junior Stephan Davis (Lafayette, Calif.) collected a career-high four assists.

            PSU extended its unbeaten streak to seven games (5-0-2) and evened its season record at 8-8-2 overall and 4-4-2 in the ECAC Northeast.  Framingham State continued its struggles and fell to 0-16-3 and 0-9-2.

            After Chambers and Framingham freshman Michael Carroll (New City, N.Y.) traded goals midway through the first period, freshman transfer Brian Johnson (East Bridgewater, Mass.) notched his first goal late in the opening frame to give PSU the lead for good. Curtin and freshman Chris Mohar (Bloomfield, Colo.) made it 4-1 for the Panthers early in the second period, and  Buckley and Chambers scored goals less than a minute apart late in the second to extend the margin to 6-1.

            Junior Joseph Hurley (Charlestown, Mass.) scored a power play goal for the Rams to open the third period scoring, but PSC tacked on three more goals to complete the scoring, two by Zaremba and one by Chambers to complete his hat trick.

            Chambers now leads the team in goals with 13, and shares to team scoring lead with Buckley (7-11-18) with 18 points.  Zaremba has 10 goals on the season, including nine in his last six games.

            Freshman goalie Allen Schneider (Strongsville, Ohio) recorded the victory with 23 saves in the first two periods. Junior Aaron Runner (Alpharetta, Ga.) came on for the third period and made four saves.  Framingham State also used two goalies, with sophomore Terence Sullivan (Shirley, Mass.) and junior Andy Joyce (Milford, Mass.) combining to make 33 saves.

            PSU plays its third straight road game Saturday evening (7:15 p.m.) at Wentworth. FSC begins a three-game road trip Saturday at Worcester State (7:30 p.m.) 

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