2011-12 Men's Ice Hockey News

April 2, 2012
Ennis Named 2012 J. Thom Lawler Award Recipient
Senior captain named 2012 recipient for his dedication to the men's ice hockey program and to UMass Boston.

February 25, 2012
Skidmore Uses Three Goal Second Period to Down Men's Hockey in ECAC East Tournament
Skidmore scores three goals in the second to defeat men's hockey by the final of 3-2

February 24, 2012
Bendel Named ECAC East Goalie of the Year; Fitti and Scola Earn All-Conference Honors
Senior Kevin Bendel was named ECAC East Goalie of the Year and a First Team All-Conference selection; Anthony Fitti named Honorable Mention selection; Alex Scola named to All-Rookie team

February 24, 2012
Men's Hockey Looking to Make an Impact in ECAC East Tournament
Beacons face Skidmore College in the first-round of the ECAC East tournament in Saratoga Springs, New York tomorrow at 7 p.m.

February 23, 2012
Fitti Named a Semi-Finalist for Joe Concannon Award
Senior forward is one of 18 New England players that honors the Best American-born College Hockey Player in Divisions II and III

February 21, 2012
Bendel Named ECAC East Goalie of the Week
Senior netminder named ECAC East Goalie of the Week for the third time season.

February 18, 2012
Men's Hockey Cruises Past St. Michael's in Regular Season Finale
Five different Beacons score in regular season finale for men's hockey.

February 17, 2012
No. 2 Norwich Slips by Men's Hockey, 3-1
Beacons hold nationally ranked Cadets to just three goals in the final regular season meeting between the two teams.

February 13, 2012
Ennis Named ECAC East Player of the Week
Senior captain earns first conference weekly honor after leading the Beacons to a 2-0 week with a combined 3 goals and 2 assists.

February 11, 2012
Ennis Leads Men's Hockey to 5-2 Conference Win over Southern Maine
BOSTON, Mass. – Led by Jim Ennis’ (Roslindale, Mass.) first collegiate hat trick UMass Boston men’s hockey defeated the University of Southern Maine by the final score of 5-2 Saturday afternoon in the Clark Athletic Center Ice Arena.

February 10, 2012
Men's Hockey Earns Crucial Conference Win over U. of New England
Tim Richter scored the game-winning goal; Alex Scola made 27 saves to lead men's hockey to a 4-3 win over the University of New England

February 4, 2012
Skidmore Defeats Men's Hockey in Conference Action
Skidmore scores two third period goals to defeat Beacons 4-2 in ECAC East conference action.

February 3, 2012
Men's Hockey Holds On to Upset No.4 Castleton State
Beacons survive late rally by Spartans to earn second win over top-5 team in less than a month

February 2, 2012
UMass Boston Ice Hockey to "Pink the Rink" this Saturday
Beacons hockey host annual event to raise money for Breast Cancer Research and Awareness

January 28, 2012
Men's Hockey and Babson Skate to 1-1 Draw
BABSON PARK, Mass. – UMass-Boston senior goalie Kevin Bendel (Denville, N.J.) made 37 saves in net and Babson College senior Andrew Peabody (Marblehead, Mass.) stopped 36 shots as the Beacons and Beavers skated to a 1-1 overtime tie in an ECAC East men’s ice hockey matchup at the Babson Skating Center on Saturday afternoon.

January 27, 2012
Babson Edges Men's Hockey 4-3 in Overtime
Beavers lone shot of the overtime period finds it's mark as Babson pullsout 4-3 ECAC East conference win over Beacons.

January 23, 2012
Bendel Named ECAC East Goalie of the Week for the Second Time
Senior goalie earns conference weekly honor for the second straight week after leading Beacons to a 3-2 win over St. Anselm on Saturday.

January 21, 2012
Men's Hockey Wins Fourth Straight
Andrew Burke scored the game-winning goal to give men's hockey their fourth straight conference win and their first over St. Anselm College since the 1999-00 season.

January 20, 2012
Men's Hockey Pulls Out 3-2 Overtime Win over New England College
Senior Jim Ennis scored the game-winner in overtime to give men's hockey their third straight conference win.

January 18, 2012
Bendel Named ECAC East Goalie of the Week
Senior goalie Kevin Bendel was named ECAC East Goalie of the Week after leading the Beacons to a 2-1 win over top-ranked Norwich University on Saturday.

January 14, 2012
Men's Hockey Upsets No. 1 Norwich University
BOSTON, Mass. – Following a power-play goal from Travis Daniel (North Brunswick, N.J.) midway through the first period, UMass Boston men’s hockey would ride a then two goal lead into the final seconds of play, where despite a late tally, managed to hang on to upset previously unbeaten and the top ranked Cadets of Norwich University Saturday afternoon in the Clark Athletic Center Ice Arena.

January 13, 2012
Men's Hockey Earns Conference Win over St. Michael's College
BOSTON, Mass. – Led by freshman goaltender Alex Scola’s (Exeter, N.H.) 28 saves, men’s hockey (6-6-2, 2-5-0 ECAC East) defeated St. Michael’s College (3-7-2, 1-5-1 ECAC East) by the final score of 3-1 Friday evening in the Clark Athletic Center Ice Arena.

January 7, 2012
Men’s Hockey Suffers Heartbreaking OT Loss in Codfish Championship
BOSTON, Mass. – Just 28 seconds into the overtime period a shot from Tufts’ Jared Barker and a miscue by the Beacons (5-6-2) defense would be all the Jumbos (5-5-1) needed as they edged the host Beacons by the final score of 2-1 to claim the 47th Annual Codfish Bowl Championship Saturday afternoon in the Clark Athletic Center Ice Arena.

January 6, 2012
Men's Hockey Cruises Past Southern New Hampshire in 47th Codfish Bowl
BOSTON, Mass. – With nine different players finding the back of the net, men’s hockey (5-5-2) secured their place in the 47th Annual Codfish Bowl championship game as they blanked Southern New Hampshire University (1-11-1) by the final score of 9-0 Friday afternoon in the Clark Athletic Center Ice Arena.

December 8, 2011
Men's Hockey Blanks Wentworth Institute, 2-0
BOSTON, Mass. – Sophomore forward Travis Daniel (North Brunswick, N.J.) and senior forward Jim Ennis (Roslindale, Mass.) each scored goals while senior Kevin Bendel (Denville, N.J.) turned aside 22 shots to record the shutout as men's ice hockey (4-5-2) defeated Wentworth Institute of Technology (6-4-1), 2-0, in a non-conference contest at Matthews Arena.

December 3, 2011
Men's Hockey Uses Huge Second Period to Earn Conference Win
BIDDEFORD, Maine - Men's hockey (3-5-2, 1-5 ECAC East) scored five times in the second period to erase a 3-1 deficit on its way to an 8-3 victory over the University of New England (2-6-1, 1-5 ECAC East) in ECAC East action Saturday afternoon at the Biddeford Ice Arena.

December 2, 2011
Southern Maine Sneaks by Men's Hockey, 4-3
GORHAM, Maine – Despite holding a 2-0 lead going into the third period, men’s hockey was unable to hold off a late rally by the Huskies of the University of Southern Maine (2-4-0, 2-3-0 ECAC East), who scored four goals in the final 20 minutes of play to sneak by the Beacons (2-5-2, 0-5-0 ECAC East) by the final score of 4-3 Friday evening at the USM Ice Arena.

November 27, 2011
University of New England Edges Men's Hockey in Shootout in PAL Cup Championship
HOOKSET, New Hampshire – It was another long night for men’s hockey as they looked to bring home their fourth P.A.L. Stovepipe College Hockey title. Unfortunately, the University of New England (2-4-1) would steal the championship from the Beacons (2-4-2) in a shootout, following a 3-3 tie in regulation and the five minute overtime period, Sunday afternoon at Ice Den Arena.

November 26, 2011
Men's Hockey Advances to P.A.L. Cup Championship with Shootout win over Worcester St.
HOOKSETT, New Hampshire – After 65 minutes of action and the score still tied at 1-1, Saturday’s first-round game of the 2011 P.A.L. Cup would be decided in the shootout with UMass Boston’s Travis Daniel (North Brunswick, N.J.) and Anthony Fitti (Watertown, Pa.) converting on their opportunities to lead men’s hockey (2-4-1) to a 2-1 decision over Worcester State University (1-3-2). With the win, the Beacons advance to the championship game of the P.A.L. Cup for the fourth-straight season

November 23, 2011
Men's Hockey Rips Through Framingham State
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. – Led by senior forward Anthony Fitti’s (Havertown, Pa.) hat trick and two assists, men’s hockey (2-4-0) got some frustrations out, as they completely dominated the Rams of Framingham State University (0-4-0) scoring nine times to earn a 9-1 non-conference victory Tuesday evening.

November 19, 2011
No. 3 Castleton Defeats Men's Hockey, 6-3
CASTLETON, Vt. - A four-goal first period would prove the difference as the third ranked Spartans of Castleton State College (6-0-0, 6-0-0 ECAC East) defeated men's hockey (1-4-0, 0-4-0 ECAC East) by the final score of 6-3 Saturday afternoon at Spartan Arena in an ECAC East conference match-up.

November 18, 2011
Skidmore Downs Men's Hockey in Conference Action
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – With three third period goals, Skidmore College (2-3-0, 2-3-0 ECAC East) handed men’s ice hockey (1-3-0, 0-3-0 ECAC East) a 4-0 conference loss Friday evening at the Saratoga Springs Ice Rink.