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February 14, 2009

Fitchburg State upends PSU Men’s Ice Hockey

(Game Box

         WATERVILLE VALLEY, N.H. - Senior Bobby Kaloustian (Marlborough, Mass.) scored a pair of goals Saturday evening to lead Fitchburg State College to a 4-1 victory over Plymouth State University in ECAC Northeast Conference men's ice hockey action at Waterville Valley Arena.

         The Falcons won their second straight contest and remained in contention for an ECAC Northeast play-off berth, improving to 10-8-5 overall and 7-5-3 in conference play.  PSU's post-season hopes are fading as the Panthers dropped to 9-12-2 overall and 5-8-2 in the Northeast.

         Sophomore Erik Trahan (Manville, R.I.) put the Falcons on the board eight minutes into the game with a power play marker, his first goal of the season.  Sophomore Sean Buckley (Sagamore, Mass.) evened the game for PSU with a power play goal at the 18:17 mark, his ninth of the year.

         Fitchburg State scored the only two goals of the second period, with freshman Bryan Canter (Anchorage, Alaska) notching his sixth of the season at 10:34 and Kaloustian following with his seventh at 16:58.  Kaloustian rounded out the scoring his with second of the game at 7:46 of the third period.

         The visitors finished with a 41-34 advantage in shots on goal.  Sophomore Bobby Vorse (Leominster, Mass.) made 33 saves for Fitchburg State to pick up the victory, while PSU freshman Allen Schneider (Strongsville, Ohio) finished with 37 saves.

         Both teams travel to Franklin Pierce for their next contest, Fitchburg State on Monday at 7:00 p.m. and Plymouth State on Wednesday at 8:00 p.m. 

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