|2nd||11:03||UMA||1-0||PP GW||Jonny Lazarus (1)||Patrick Lee/1, Dominic Trento/1|
|3rd||2:08||UMA||2-0||EV||Anthony Petrella (1)||Griff Jeszka/1, Carmine Buono/1|
|3rd||12:25||UMA||3-0||EV||William Lagesson (1)||Ray Pigozzi/1, Austin Plevy/1|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Colorado College (0-1-0)||0/11||8/16||0|
|Colorado College Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Alex Leclerc (L, 0-1-0)||58:29||3||4||9||2||15|
|Ryan Wischow (W, 1-0-0)||59:09||0||12||5||14||31|
AMHERST, Mass. - Freshman goaltender Ryan Wischow turned aside 31 shots in his collegiate debut to help lift Massachusetts to a 3-0 win against Colorado College on Friday night at Mullins Center.
RESULT: Massachusetts 3, Colorado College 0
LOCATION: Mullins Center (Amherst, Mass.)
RECORDS: Massachusetts (1-0-0); Colorado College (0-1-0)
THE LEAD: Greg Carvel secured his first win as UMass head coach as the University of Massachusetts hockey team blanked Colorado College, 3-0 in the teams' 2016-17 season opener at the Mullins Center on Friday evening. Eight different Minutemen registered points in the contest, while freshman goaltender Ryan Wischow posted a shutout with 31 saves in his collegiate debut to propel UMass to the victory.
UMass was out-shot, 12-4 in a scoreless first that saw the Minutemen go shorthanded on three occasions, but Wischow turned aside all 12 attempts as the Tigers went 0-for-3 on the power play in the frame. Sophomore Kurt Keats had UMass' best scoring chance of the period, with a partial breakaway around the 12-minute mark, but had the puck bounce off his stick at the doorstep.
Midway through the second period, freshman Jonny Lazarus broke up the 0-0 deadlock, pocketing his first goal of his career at 11:03 on the power play. Junior Patrick Lee found Lazarus for a quick wrister from the right faceoff circle, while classmate Dominic Trento earned an assist on the play, as well.
Junior Anthony Petrella gave UMass some insurance early in the third, cleaning up a loose puck in the slot 2:08 into the stanza after freshman Griff Jeszka threw a shot towards the net. Sophomore William Lagesson later added the third and final tally for the Minutemen at 12:25. Lagesson's attempt skipped past Colorado College netminder Alex Lecerc off a pass from senior Ray Pigozzi and sophomore Austin Plevy.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
- Eight Minutemen combined for the teams eight points on the night, including Lazarus' first career goal and Jeszka's first career point courtesy of an assist.
- Wischow finished with 31 saves, including 14 stops in the third period to log his first career shutout in his collegiate debut.
- UMass went 1-for-7 on the power-play in the contest, while holding Colorado College to a 0-for-11 night with the man advantage.
UP NEXT: The Minutemen will finish off their series against Colorado College tomorrow night with game two of the weekend slated for a 7 p.m. start on Sat., Oct. 8, at the Mullins Center.