Pigozzi's Three Points Lead Massachusetts Past Dalhousie, 7-5
Senior forward Ray Pigozzi scores two goals and assist for Minutemen

Senior forward Ray Pigozzi scores two goals and assist for Minutemen
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 6:56  DAL1-0 PP Alex PawelczykJesse Lussier
1st 18:04  DAL2-0 EV Zachary TaylorColton Heffley
1st 19:57  DAL3-0 PP Alex PawelczykFabian Walsh
2nd 2:38  DAL4-0 PP Alex PawelczykFabian Walsh
2nd 4:34  UMA1-4 PP Ray PigozziAustin Plevy, Shane Bear
2nd 7:06  UMA2-4 EV Dominic TrentoIvan Chukarov, Jonny Lazarus
2nd 10:33  UMA3-4 PP Steven IacobellisAustin Plevy, Ivan Chukarov
3rd 4:23  UMA4-4 EV Dominic TrentoCarmine Buono, Patrick Lee
3rd 4:59  UMA5-4 EV Shane BearNiko Hildenbrand, Jack Suter
3rd 7:43  DAL5-5 EV Alex Côté -
3rd 17:55  UMA6-5 PP GW Ray PigozziAustin Plevy, Shane Bear
3rd 19:40  UMA7-5 EV EN Steven IacobellisRay Pigozzi, Austin Plevy
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Dalhousie  3115
Massachusetts  0347
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Dalhousie  761225
Massachusetts  11111234
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Dalhousie  3/6 15/52 0
Massachusetts  3/12 7/14 0
Dalhousie Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Corbin Boes (L)59:206 118827
Empty Net0:401     
Massachusetts Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Alex Wakaluk19:483 4004
Nic Renyard19:441 0505
Ryan Wischow (W)19:551 001111
Empty Net0:330     

AMHERST, Mass. - Senior forward Ray Pigozzi scores two goals and an assist to lead Massachusetts to a 7-5 win against Dalhousie in exhibition play at Mullins Center on Saturday night.


RESULT: Massachusetts 7, Dalhousie 5 (Exhibition)
LOCATION: Mullins Center (Amherst, Mass.)

THE LEAD: University of Massachusetts hockey rallied from a four-goal deficit to down Dalhousie 7-5 in exhibition play on Saturday night at the Mullins Center. The Minutemen trailed 4-0 early in the second, but outscored the Tigers 7-1 over the final 35 minutes of the contest to come away with the victory.


UMass had several opportunities in a penalty-heavy period that included a five-minute power-play for the Minutemen, but the squad went 0-for-4 with the man advantage, while Dalhousie was 2-for-3.

Dalhousie used a pair of power-play goals by Alex Pawelczyk to bolster its 3-0 lead, the first coming at the 6:56 mark and another with three ticks left in the stanza. Zachary Taylor also added a 4-on-4 tally at 18:04.


The Tigers pushed the margin to 4-0 with a power-play goal by Pawelczyk, who completed his hat trick 2:38 into the second, but UMass responded with three goals in the frame to close the gap to 4-3.

Senior Ray Pigozzi put UMass on the board at the 4:34 mark with his quick strike from the slot off a feed from sophomore Austin Plevy and freshman Shane Bear, the Minutemen's first power-play goal of the night.

Junior Dominic Trento added another for the Minutemen 7:06 into the frame on a play that was reviewed, but ultimately counted as a good goal.

Senior Steven Iacobellis then brought UMass to within one with his power-play tally at the back post at 10:33.


Trento netted the equalizer for his second of the night 4:23 into the third period from sophomore Carmine Buono and junior Patrick Lee.

The Minutemen then pulled in front for the first time just 36 seconds later as Bear scored UMass' fifth goal of the game from classmates Niko Hildenbrand and Jack Suter.

Dalhousie knotted things up at 5-5 at the 7:43 mark, but Pigozzi picked a corner for the game winner at 17:55 and set up an empty net goal by Iacobellis to seal the victory at 19:40.


- Six Minutemen had multi-point nights, with Plevy contributing four assists and Bear tallying a goal and two helpers. Iacobellis, Pigozzi and Trento all had two goals apiece for UMass.

- All three goaltenders split time for the Minutemen, each playing a period. Senior Alex Wakaluk, sophomore Nic Renyard and freshman Ryan Wischow had four, five and 11 saves, respectively.

- UMass was 3-for-11 on the power play and Dalhousie was 3-for-5.

- The Minutemen outshot the Tigers, 34-25 and won 35 of 68 faceoffs (51.4%).

UP NEXT: The Minutemen will open up their 2016-17 campaign, hosting Colorado College at the Mullins Center on Fri., Oct. 7 at 7 p.m.