Jan. 23, 2010
BIDDEFORD, ME -- Senior forward Kris Kranzky (Glendora, CA) scored with 1:27 remaining to give University of Massachusetts Boston a 5-4 win over the University of New England Nor'easters in an ECAC Men's East ice hockey game Saturday at Biddeford Arena.
Positioned in front of the cage, Kranzky poked home a pass from senior Anthony Cosmano (Wheaton, IL) just as a UNE penalty had expired. The goal--Kranzky's second of the afternoon--helped save the Beacons, who had let a pair of two-goal advantages slip away.
Trailing 4-2 after two periods, the Nor'easters rallied behind their top line. First-year forward Paul Kashmanian (Grand Island, NY) sliced UNE's deficit in half when he converted from just in front of the crease at 11:26 of the third.
The Nor'easters would knot the score (4-4) at the 14:59 mark as first-year Jake Moscatel (Lexington, MA) broke in and back-handed a shot just inside the left post.
Kashmanian got the Nor'easters on the board 48 seconds into the second frame, but UMass Boston first-year forward Mike DeGrazia (Novi, MI) scored on the power play to push the Beacons' lead back to two (3-1).
UNE junior Jack Nolin (Somersworth, NH) responded just 13 seconds later with his team-leading fourth goal, only to see Kranzky counter 34 seconds later.
Sophomore Kevin Bendel (Denville, NJ) made 25 saves for the Beacons, who outshot UNE 40-29 and converted 3 of 10 power-play opportunities.
Kashmanian, Moscatel and Nolin had three points apiece as the Nor'easters scored a season-high four times. First-year goaltender Dallas Ungurian (Edmonton, ALB) stopped 35 shots between the pipes.
Both teams return to action next Friday and Saturday. UMass Boston (8-7-1, 4-6-1 ECAC) hosts Norwich University at 7:00 p.m. and Saint Michael's College, while UNE (1-15, 0-11) heads to Amherst College and Hamilton College.
Material used in this report courtesy of University of New England Sports Information.