BABSON PARK, Mass.—Babson College rallied from a two-goal deficit late in the second period with four unanswered tallies en route to a 5-3 win over No. 8 USCHO.com/No. 10 D3hockey.com Norwich University in New England Hockey Conference (NEHC) men's ice hockey action on Saturday afternoon at the Babson Skating Center.
With the win, Babson improves to 4-0-1 overall and 3-0-1 in league play, while Norwich slips to 2-2-1 overall and 2-2-0 in the NEHC with its second consecutive loss.
Sophomore Nick Rosa (Birmingham, Mich.) and first-years Matt Wiesner (Newport Beach, Calif.), Cam Schmitt (Andover, Mass.), Zach Richterman (Canton, Ohio) and Ryan Black (Pomfret, Conn.) all scored for the Beavers. Seniors Matt Brazel (Hingham, Mass.) and Tommy Munichiello (Weymouth, Mass.), sophomore Christian Faggas (Norwood, Mass.) and first-years Jack Nisbet (Scituate, Mass.), Mike Egan (Billerica, Mass.) and Trevor Marcinick (Dublin, Ohio) all recorded an assist in the win.
Senior goaltender Matt Pompa (Palm City, Fla.) made 27 saves to improve to 3-0-0 on the season for Babson.
Sophomore Ryan Boucher (Fitchburg, Mass.), junior Todd Jackson (Holly Springs, N.C.) and sophomore Felix Brassard (St. Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec) all scored for the Cadets. Junior goaltender Tom Aubrun (Chamonix, France) stopped 16 shots in a losing effort.
Boucher opened the scoring with a power play goal just under nine minutes into the contest when he tucked home the rebound of a shot from the point to give Norwich a 1-0 lead. Wiesner tied it for the Green and White when he cleaned up the rebound of a shot by Faggas 1:17 into the second period.
Brassard put Norwich back in front and Jackson followed with a shot from a tough angle along the goal line to make it 3-1 at the 5:04 mark. Schmitt cut the Beavers' deficit to one with a shot through traffic from the right point for his first career goal at 13:53 of the second, and Richterman notched his first career tally following a giveaway by the Cadets to make it 3-3 less than three minutes into the third period.
Rosa jammed home a rebound at the 7:05 mark for the go-ahead goal, and Black fired in an empty net goal from the neutral zone after Brazel deflected a clearing pass in the closing seconds.
Babson returns to action next Friday when it travels to Suffolk at 7 p.m., while Norwich hosts Adrian on November 23.
• The Beavers are 25-41-7 all-time against Norwich and snapped a four-game winless streak with Saturday's victory.
• Babson is 24-0-2 over its last 26 games in month of November at home, a streak that stretches back to 2012.
• Nisbet and Marcinick both recorded the first assists of their careers in Saturday's victory.
• The Beavers have outscored their opponents 9-3 in the third period this season.