Arvanitis Records Second Cosnecutive Shutout, 12 Players Record a Point in Rout of Rams
BABSON PARK, Mass.—Six different players scored, senior Ryan McDougall (Milton, Mass.) contributed three assists and junior Brad Arvanitis (Holliston, Mass.) recorded his second shutout of the season as Babson College blanked visiting Suffolk University, 6-0, in New England Hockey Conference (NEHC) men's ice hockey action on Saturday afternoon inside the Babson Skating Center.
Babson, which extended its unbeaten streak to six games, improves to 7-3-1 overall and 4-2-0 in league play, while Suffolk dips to 3-7-1 overall and 0-5-1 in the NEHC.
Junior Nick Rosa (Birmingham, Mich.) contributed a goal and two assists for three points, while sophomores Ryan Black (Pomfret, Conn.), Ryan Campbell (Scituate, Mass.), Mike Egan (Billerica, Mass.), Trevor Marcinick (Dublin, Ohio) and Matt Wiesner (Newport Beach, Calif.) all scored once for the Beavers. Senior Connor Dahlman (Stamford, Conn.) recorded two assists and sophomores Cole Sanderson (Basking Ridge, N.J.), John Corrigan (Stoneham, Mass.), Max Torrez (Framingham, Mass.), and first-year Rory Casey (Newton, Mass.) all chipped in with one assist in the win.
Arvanitis posted his second shutout in as many starts, making 13 of his 23 saves in the third period to move to 2-3-0 on the season. As a team, Babson has recorded three shutouts while allowing just one goal over its last four contests.
The Green and White dominated the first period and took a 1-0 lead when Egan redirected Dahlman's drive from the point on the power play at the 17:39 mark for his team-leading seventh goal. Black extended the advantage just 1:18 into the second when he beat Rams first-year netminder Nathan Pickett (Auburn, Mass.) from the right circle.
Rosa scored from the slot at 14:04 of the second and Campbell followed with his first career tally just over two minutes later with a blast from just inside the blue line to extend the lead to 4-0. Marcinick notched his fifth goal of the year when he put away a rebound for the Beavers' fourth power play score of the game 4:47 into the third period, and Wiesner finished off a feed from Casey, who registered his first collegiate point on the play, in the closing seconds for the final margin.
Pickett finished with 36 saves for Suffolk, which was outshot 42-23.
Babson is off until January 3 when it takes on Manhattanville in the opening game of the Middlebury Classic at 7 p.m., while Suffolk wraps up the semester at home against Salem State on Tuesday at 7 p.m.
• The Beavers are now 4-0-0 all-time against Suffolk and have outscored the Rams 14-3 in two games at the Babson Skating Center over the last two seasons.
• Babson's consecutive shutouts are the program's first since blanking Saint Michael's and Saint Anselm in back-to-back games in February 2017.
• In victories over Johnson & Wales and Suffolk over the weekend, the Beavers went 8-for-12 on the power play.
• Black and Egan have combined for 12 points (6 goals, 6 assists) over the last four games, while Rosa produced a goal and four assists for five points in two wins over the weekend.