Massachusetts Edged By Princeton, 4-3

Freshman forward Jonny Lazarus had a goal and an assist for the Minutemen
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
2nd 1:24  UMA1-0 EV Jonny Lazarus (4)Jack Suter/2, Kurt Keats/6
2nd 2:23  UMA2-0 EV Dominic Trento (1)Joseph Widmar/1, Riley McDougall/4
2nd 16:35  PRN1-2 EV Ben Foster (1)Quin Pompi/1, Jackson Cressey/9
3rd 1:56  UMA3-1 EV Kurt Keats (4)Jonny Lazarus/4
3rd 6:18  PRN2-3 EV Eric Robinson (7) -
3rd 7:36  PRN3-3 EV Liam Grande (1)Jackson Cressey/10, Tommy Davis/2
3rd 14:34  PRN4-3 EV GW Alex Riche (5)Max Véronneau/13, Quin Pompi/2
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Massachusetts  0213
Princeton  0134
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Massachusetts  1181130
Princeton  19181956
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Massachusetts (4-10-2)  0/3 4/8 0
Princeton (6-7-1)  0/4 3/6 0
Massachusetts Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Ryan Wischow (L, 3-6-2)58:234 19171652
Empty Net1:370     
Princeton Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Colton Phinney (W, 5-7-1)59:503 1161027
Empty Net0:100     

PRINCETON, N.J. - Freshman forward Jonny Lazarus and sophomore forward Kurt Keats each recorded a goal and an assist but Massachusetts was defeated by Princeton, 4-3, on Tuesday night at Hobey Baker Rink.


RESULT: Princeton 4, UMass 3
LOCATION: Hobey Baker Rink (Princeton, N.J.)
RECORDS: Massachusetts (4-10-2); Princeton (6-7-1)

THE LEAD: Freshman Ryan Wischow made a career high 52 saves, but the University of Massachusetts hockey program fell at Princeton on Tuesday night by a 4-3 margin. The Minutemen led 3-1 early in the third period before the Tigers rallied to score three unanswered over the final 14 minutes of the contest.


The first period featured a combined 30 shots on goal and numerous chances for both sides, but the teams headed to the locker room deadlocked at 0-0. UMass was 0-1 on the power play in the frame, while Princeton was 0-for-2.


The Minutemen opened the scoring 1:24 into the second as freshman Jack Suter took a pass from sophomore Kurt Keats and set up Jonny Lazarus on a 2-on-1. Just 59 seconds later, junior Dominic Trento knocked in his first of the season from the top of crease off a feed from Joseph Widmar and Riley McDougall. At the 16:35 mark, the Tigers halved their deficit as Ben Foster redirected a shot from the point by Quin Pompi past Wischow.


Keats took a pass from Lazarus along the boards and buried it on the rush 1:56 into the final frame to push the UMass advantage to 3-1. However, Princeton began its rally with a goal from Eric Robinson on a breakaway at the 6:18 mark. Just over a minute later, the Tigers tied the score at 3-3 as Jackson Cressey found Liam Grande open at the back door to put the puck into an open net. Alex Riche then gave Princton the lead 14:34 into the stanza, finishing off a feed from Max Veronneau and Pompi.


- Wischow's 52 saves marked the most stops for a UMass netminder in a regulation length game since Mike Johnson turned aside 60 shots vs. Boston College in 2001.

- Lazarus finished with goal and an assist for his second multi-point game of the season. He is now tied for the team lead in freshman scoring with eight points on four goals and four assists.

- Keats logged a goal and an assist for his second career multi-point game and first of the season. His goal was his fourth of the year, matching his freshman year total of four in 35 games played.

- Widmar's assist was his first point of the 2016-17 campaign and Trento's goal was his first of the year.

- The Minutemen were 0-for-3 on the power play on the night, while Princeton was 0-for-4.

UP NEXT: UMass will play host to Arizona State for the first time, hosting the Sun Devils this Friday and Saturday, Dec. 16-17, at the Mullins Center.