Auvenshine Goal Gives Massachusetts 3-2 Win At Northeastern
Senior forward Emerson Auvenshine scores game-winning goal at 8:51 of third period for Minutemen

Senior forward Emerson Auvenshine scored the game-winning goal for the Minutemen
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 3:46  NOE1-0 EV Torin Snydeman (1)Zach Aston-Reese/2, Garret Cockerill/1
1st 6:09  UMA1-1 EV Zack LaRue (2)Jake Horton/1, Oleg Yevenko/2
1st 13:44  UMA2-1 PP Ray Pigozzi (1)Marc Hetnik/1
1st 15:38  NOE2-2 EV Dalen Hedges (1)Adam Reid/1, Garret Cockerill/2
3rd 8:51  UMA3-2 EV GW Emerson Auvenshine (1)Zack LaRue/2, Steven Guzzo/1
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Massachusetts  2013
Northeastern  2002
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Massachusetts  119828
Northeastern  14141644
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Massachusetts (2-2-0)  1/5 8/16 0
Northeastern (0-4-0)  0/7 6/12 0
Massachusetts Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Henry Dill (W, 2-0-0)60:002 12141642
Northeastern Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Derick Roy (L, 0-2-0)58:573 99725
Empty Net1:030     

BOSTON - The Northeastern men's ice hockey team (0-4-0, 0-2-0) fired 44 shots on UMass goaltender Henry Dill, but a goal from Emerson Auvenshine with 11:09 left in regulation sent Massachusetts (2-2-0, 1-1-0) past the Huskies on Friday night at Matthews Arena, 3-2.

Torin Snydeman and Dalen Hedges scored for NU, which outshot the Minutemen 44-28, while Derick Roy had 25 saves in his second straight start. UMass held Northeastern to a 0-of-7 showing on the power play and won 37-of-64 faceoffs.

Shots were flying back and fourth during a fact paced first period, with NU holding a 14-11 edge in shots as both teams potted two goals in the opening 20 minutes. The Huskies got things started less than four minutes into the game when Snydeman buried his first goal of the season, beating Dill five-hole. After Garret Cockerill worked to keep the puck in the zone and dished to Zach Aston-Reese, Aston-Reese made a quick move through the legs of a UMass defender before Snydeman took the puck and snuck it past Dill.

Massachusetts struck back three minutes later when Zack LaRue knocked home his second goal of the season on a redirection off a shot from Jake Horton at the point that got through traffic before beating Roy.

After a slew of penalties midway through the frame, the Minutemen netted a power play goal with 6:16 left in the period as Ray Pigozzi took the puck coast to coast before centering it off the skate of a Husky defender and past Roy for Pigozzi's first of the year.

Hedges brought he score back to even with 4:22 left in the frame when he sent a loose puck past Dill from atop the crease after Cockerill's centering pass went off the skate ofAdam Reid.

Dill stood on his head during the second period, steering aside 14 Northeastern shots, including five during NU's third power play opportunities during the middle frame. Brendan Collier had a chance with 12 minutes to play in the period following a good cycle from the Huskies before Dill knocked down the Collier bid near the right post. Minutes later, Cockerill made a bid for his first collegiate goal when he sent a rocket in on goal from just inside the point that rang off the pipe, allowing the Minutemen to clear.

At the other end, Roy handled all nine UMass shots sent his way in the second period, and made his best save of the frame on a shot through traffic on a Massachusetts power play, allowing Snydeman to clear the puck.

Dill continued to stone the Huskies into the third period, turning away another 16 Northeastern shots while his squad buried the eventual game-winner midway through the frame. UMass nearly went up early in the stanza when Jake Horton's shot from the point was knocked down by a Husky, nearly trickling over the line.

With 11:09 to play in regulation, Auvenshine put Massachusetts up when he rocketed a one-timer from the left dot off a feed from LaRue that rang off the crossbar and into the goal.

Northeastern had another three power plays during the final 20 minutes, but the UMass penalty killing unit held the Huskies to just one shot on the man advantage. NU would pull Roy with a minute left in regulation, and tossed multiple shots on goal in the waning seconds, but Dill stood his ground to hold the UMass lead.

The Huskies will be back in action next weekend when Northeastern travels to No. 15/15 Quinnipiac for two contests, beginning Saturday night at 7 p.m.