Stevens' hat trick paces Panthers to MASCAC victory
FRAMINGAM, Mass. – Sophomores Ryan Stevens (Colleyville, Texas) and Matt Volonnino (Hackettsville, N.J.) combined for seven points Thursday evening as Plymouth State University cruised past Framingham State University, 10-1, in a Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) men's ice hockey game at Loring Arena.
Stevens recorded a hat trick on three short-handed goals and Volonnino collected a goal and three assists as the Panthers improved to 4-2 overall and remained undefeated in MASCAC play at 3-0-0. Framingham dropped its home opener to dip to 1-4 overall and 0-3 in conference games.
at Loring Arena, Framingham, Mass. – Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016
Plymouth State 10, Framingham State 1
Records: PSU 4-2-0 (3-0-0 MASCAC); FRAM 1-4-0 (0-3-0 MASCAC)
* Plymouth State went 4-for-9 on the power play in addition to Stevens' three short-handed markers for seven special teams goals.
*The Panthers scored four times in the first period and added two in the middle frame to open up a 6-0 lead after 40 minutes. It was 7-0 before the Rams got on the scoreboard five minutes into the third period.
* Volonnino assisted on the first three goals of the night, power play markers by senior Michael Economos (Crystal Lake, Ill.) and junior Chris Zuccaro (Hudson, N.H.) and Stevens' first goal of the night.
* Freshman Tim Larocque (Middleboro, Mass.) added a goal with a minute to go in the period to make it 4-0 after one. Stevens and Volonnino added second period goals to extend the margin to 6-0.
* Sophomore Ludvig Steenberg (Stockholm, Sweden) got on the board for PSU early in the third period before Tyler Colacchio (Bellingham, Mass.) broke up the shutout for Framingham State with a power play goal at 5:15.
* Both teams play conference games again on Saturday as PSU hosts Fitchburg State at 6:00 p.m. at Hanaway Rink and Framingham State hosts Westfield State.
* Saturday's game is Salute the Troops Night at Hanaway Rink, and is also Men's Hockey Alumni Night. The annual alumni game will precede the varsity game.
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