WORCESTER, Mass. – The Curry College men's ice hockey team defeated Becker College by a 3-1 final on Saturday night in Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) play at Worcester Ice Center. With the victory, the Colonels improve to 5-1-0 overall and 3-1-0 in the CCC. The loss drops the Hawks to 1-5-0 overall and to 0-4-0 in league action.
Curry got on the board at 12:47 on a power-play goal by senior Billy Vizzo (Shelton, Conn.) while the assists were awarded to sophomore Mic Curran (Arlington, Mass.) and junior Viktor Jansson (Stockholm, Sweden). Curran brought the puck into the offensive zone and delivered a wrist shot that was saved by Becker senior goalie Grant Martens (Bloomington, Minn.). Vizzo was right behind the goal and put in the shot to give the Colonels the 1-0 lead.
Curry added to its lead in the second period on a goal from senior Anthony Trujillo (Toronto, Ontario). The helpers were given to freshman Mark Zhukov (St. Petersburg, Russia) and junior Eetu Selanne (Coto de Caza, Calif.). After a failure to clear, Zhukov created a turnover and send a pass across to Trujillo who put home the opportunity to give the Colonels the 2-0 advantage at the end of the second period.
Becker tallied its lone goal of the contest on a marker by sophomore Jason Diamond (Lakeville, Conn.) in the third frame. The assist was credited to freshman Mikey Wilson (Alexandria, Va.).
The Colonels then added an empty-netter by sophomore Alex Ochterbeck (Dallas, Texas). The goal was set up by assists from Jansson and sophomore Vladimir Cibulka (Bratislava, Slovakia) as the game ended in the 3-1 final.
Curry went 1-for-6 on power plays while the Hawks were 0-for-7. The Colonels had 46 shots while Becker had 22.
Cibulka converted 21 saves in goal while being credited with the win for Curry. Martens had 20 stops in net for the Hawks in the setback.
Curry opens the home-and-home against Nichols College on Friday, November 22 at the Canton Ice House at 6:50 p.m. for its next contest. Becker hosts Western New England University for the first half of the home-and-home series on Friday at 7:00 p.m.