BOSTON - No. 20 Union (4-0-1) used a two-goal first period and a pair of tallies from Sebastian Vidmar to complete the sweep of the No. 12 Northeastern men's hockey team (2-2-0) on Saturday night at Matthews Arena, 3-1.
Grant Jozefek scored the lone goal for the Huskies, a power play strike early in the second period, while Cayden Primeau made 29 saves in goal. At the other end, Darion Hanson was strong yet again for the visitors, steering aside 31 shots.
Despite the Huskies taking control of the game early with puck possession in the attacking zone, it was the Dutchmen who capitalized on their opportunities to take a 2-0 lead less than 12 minutes into the game as Vidmar (power play goal) and Jack Adams both tucked home goals atop the crease for the early lead.
Things began to turn in Northeastern's favor when Adams was assessed a five-minute major and a game misconduct for a hit from behind, allowing Jozefek to bring the game within one with his second of the season on a redirection from a Ryan Shea shot at the point just 2:07 into the second period.
The Dutchmen extended their lead to two with 5:41 to play in regulation when Vidmar found the back of the net for the second time, ripping a snap shot home off a face-off win by Brett Supinski to make it 3-1. The Huskies were awarded a power play late in regulation, and pulled Primeau for the 6-on-4 advantage, but could not cut into the Union lead.