BABSON PARK, Mass.—Sophomore Mike Egan (Billerica, Mass.) recorded a goal and an assist to help sixth-ranked Babson College defeat Suffolk University, 4-1, in New England Hockey Conference (NEHC) men's ice hockey action on Monday night inside the Babson Skating Center.
With its second consecutive win, Babson improves to 16-4-2 overall and 12-3-1 in league play, while Suffolk dips to 6-15-2 overall and 2-12-2 in the NEHC.
Junior Christian Faggas (Norwood, Mass.), classmate Nick Rosa (Birmingham, Mich.) and sophomore Matt Wiesner (Newport Beach, Calif.) each scored a goal for the Beavers. Senior Connor Dahlman (Stamford, Conn.), sophomores Ryan Black (Pomfret, Conn.), John Corrigan (Stoneham, Mass.) and Hunter Garlasco (Mahwah, N.J.), and first-year James Perullo (Revere, Mass.) each collected an assist.
Junior goaltender Brad Arvanitis (Holliston, Mass.) stopped 19 of 20 shots to improve to 7-2-1 on the year in addition to picked up his first collegiate assist in the second period for Babson.
Senior Phil Kreuser (Lambertville, Mich.) scored a goal, while classmate Brian Brooks (Canton, Mass.) and first-year Ryan Donnelly (Swampscott, Mass.) both recorded an assist for the Rams. First-year netminder Jarrett Bovarnick (Boca Raton, Fla.) finished with 37 saves in his first career start.
Suffolk jumped on top 1-0 on Kreuser's third goal of the year off a feed from Brooks just 1:46 into the contest. The lead was short-lived however as Wiesner buried the rebound of Perullo's blast from the point less than three minutes later for his 11th tally of the year.
The Rams took their only penalty of the night at 14:29 of the second period and the Beavers took advantage scoring seconds later to go in front for good. Dahlman's blast from the right point was initially stopped by Bovarnick, but the rebound deflected right to Egan outside the left post where he buried the finish for his team-leading 13th goal and a 2-1 advantage.
Faggas took a breakout pass from Garlasco and drove to the net before beating Bovarnick from the slot for his second goal of the season, extending Babson's lead to 3-1 at 17:31 of the second. The Green and White added an insurance tally just 3:33 into the third as Rosa cleaned up his own rebound in front for his 11th goal of the winter.
The Beavers were whistled for a pair of penalties just 2:40 apart following Rosa's goal, but limited Suffolk two shots while shorthanded.
Both teams are back in action on Friday at 7 p.m. as Babson hosts Skidmore, while the Rams travel to Castleton.
• The Beavers are 6-0-0 all-time against Suffolk.
• Arvanitis' assist is the first by a Babson goaltender since November 7, 2014, when Jamie Murray '16 recorded the only one of his collegiate career in a 7-0 rout of Saint Anselm.
• Black, who leads the Green and White with 30 points on the heels of finishing with 25 last winter, is the first Babson player to record back-to-back seasons of at least 25 points since Jason Schneider '10 achieved the feat in 2008 and 2009.
• The Beavers are 8-2-0 inside the Babson Skating Center this winter.