Men's Hockey Blows Past Wentworth In Season Opener

Men's Hockey Blows Past Wentworth In Season Opener

EVERETT, Mass.—UMass Boston men's hockey scored five power-play goals, to cruise past Wentworth Institute of Technology 9-0 in their season-opener Saturday night. 

THE BASICS

UMass Boston 9, Wentworth Institute of Technology 0

(UMass Boston 1-0)

(Wentworth 0-1-1)

HOW IT HAPPENED

UMass Boston raced out to a 3-0 lead after one period and added five power-play goals over the final two stanzas.

Junior Nolan Redler (Winchester, Mass.) was the lone Beacon to record multiple goals, as he potted two goals in the third period.

Senior defenseman John Regnart (Anchorage, Alaska) added a team-high and career-high three points with one goal and two assists.

Bryan Carter (Hudson, Mass.), Zack Bross (St. Louis, Mo.), Jack Riley (Wrentham, Mass.), Chris Peters (Rochester, N.Y.) and Garrison Sanipass (Northbrook, Ill.) all added a goal and an assist.

In net, junior Bailey MacBurnie (Beverly, Mass.) posted a 16-save shutout in his first career Opening Night start.

Thomas Draper made 31 saves on 38 shots for the Leopards over the opening 52:31.

Peters, one of four Beacons freshman to appear on Saturday night, needed just 5:04 to record his first collegiate tally.

The Beacons doubled their lead at 9:49, when Justin Holliday (Akron, Ohio) fed Bross on a 2-on-1 for a shorthanded tally.

Riley closed out the scoring in the first stanza, when he potted an unassisted goal at 17:24.

The Beacons pushed their lead to 4-0 with a power-play tally 3:57 into the second. Sophomore Nick Albano (Beverly, Mass.) teed up a shot from the point that Sanipass redirected home.

After scoring just one goal in the second, the Beacons erupted for five goals in the final stanza.

Redler scored the first of his two goals at 3:41, off a feed from Carter.

UMass Boston put the game away when Wentworth's Adam Tracey was handed a five-minute major for boarding.

The Beacons struck for four goals during the five-minute span, including the final two in a 36-second span.

Redler, Carter, Tyler Sifferlen (North Andover, Mass.) and Regnart all scored during the major penalty.

BY THE NUMBERS

  • UMass Boston outshot the Leopards 41-16 and held a 42-26 edge in face-offs.
  • Thirteen different Beacons recorded a point in the win. Freshmen Stevie Bryant (Edmonds, Wash.) and Jeffrey Skinner (Houston, Texas) each recorded an assist in their collegiate debuts.
  • UMass Boston finished 5-11 on the power-play, while holding Wentworth to an 0-5 showing.
  • The Beacons have won seven-consecutive season openers. UMass Boston has outscored their opponents 54-12 during that span.
  • UMass Boston improved to 8-1-1 all-time against Wentworth. The Beacons have won eight-straight against the Leopards dating back to 2011.

WHO'S NEXT 

UMass Boston will host the University of Southern Maine on Friday night at 7 p.m. in their New England Hockey Conference and home opener.