BURLINGTON, Vt. - The No. 11/12 Northeastern men's hockey team (12-3-1) struck early in the game and late in the game, using a dominating performance in between to knock off Alabama Huntsville (3-17-0) at the Catamount Cup on Saturday afternoon in Gutterson Fieldhouse, 2-0.
The victory extends Northeastern's winning streak to eight games, currently the longest active streak in the nation and the third longest in team history.
Senior Ryan Ruck made 13 stops throughout the afternoon to earn his fourth career shutout and first since Feb. 17, 2017. The Huskies controlled the play from the opening puck drop, owning puck possession for the majority of the night and peppering former Northeastern goaltender Jake Theut with shot after shot. Theut, who is a graduate transfer to UAH after receiving his bachelor's degree from Northeastern last spring, kept the Chargers in the game with 41 saves.
Matt Filipe put the Huskies on the board less than seven minutes into the game with his third of the season, rifling home a feed from captain Eric Williams at the tail end of a power play to put Northeastern ahead, 1-0.
The score remained that way until the 10:37 mark of the third period where Northeastern struck again as Austin Plevy banged home his second of the year off a drive from Jordan Harris at the point.
The Huskies will be back in action on Saturday when Northeastern hosts Merrimack in the series finale at Matthews Arena. Puck drop is set for 7 p.m. and the game will be televised live on NESNplus and TSN.ca.