Sat Dec 29
1:00 PM
St. Joseph (Conn.)
Salve Regina
Sun Dec 30
1:00 PM
Salve Regina
at Babson
Babson Tournament
Mon Dec 31
TBA
Babson Tournament
vs. Salve Regina
@ Wellesley, Mass. Babson Tournament
Thu Jan 03
5:30 PM
Salve Regina
at Curry
Thu Jan 03
7:30 PM
Salve Regina
at Curry
Fri Jan 04
7:00 PM
Salve Regina
at Oswego
Pathfinder Bank/Oswego State Hockey Tournament
Sat Jan 05
1:00 PM
Wentworth
Salve Regina
Sat Jan 05
3:00 PM
Wentworth
Salve Regina
Sat Jan 05
4:00 PM
Salve Regina
vs. TBD
@ Oswego, N.Y. Pathfinder Bank/Oswego State Hockey Tournament
Sat Jan 05
7:00 PM
Johnson & Wales (RI)
Salve Regina
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Sat Dec 29
1:00 PM
St. Joseph (Conn.)
Salve Regina
Thu Jan 03
7:30 PM
Salve Regina
at Curry
Sat Jan 05
3:00 PM
Wentworth
Salve Regina
Tue Jan 08
7:00 PM
Salve Regina
at U. of New England
Thu Jan 10
7:00 PM
Salve Regina
at Western New Eng.
Sat Jan 12
3:00 PM
Salve Regina
at Endicott
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Sun Dec 30
1:00 PM
Salve Regina
at Babson
Babson Tournament
Mon Dec 31
TBA
Babson Tournament
vs. Salve Regina
@ Wellesley, Mass. Babson Tournament
Thu Jan 03
5:30 PM
Salve Regina
at Curry
Sat Jan 05
1:00 PM
Wentworth
Salve Regina
Tue Jan 08
5:30 PM
Salve Regina
at U. of New England
Thu Jan 10
5:00 PM
Salve Regina
at Western New Eng.
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Fri Jan 04
7:00 PM
Salve Regina
at Oswego
Pathfinder Bank/Oswego State Hockey Tournament
Sat Jan 05
4:00 PM
Salve Regina
vs. TBD
@ Oswego, N.Y. Pathfinder Bank/Oswego State Hockey Tournament
Fri Jan 11
7:35 PM
Morrisville
Salve Regina
Fri Jan 18
7:00 PM
Salve Regina
at Wentworth
Sat Jan 19
7:05 PM
Wentworth
Salve Regina
Tue Jan 22
7:35 PM
Plymouth St.
Salve Regina
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No Event
No Event
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Sat Jan 05
7:00 PM
Johnson & Wales (RI)
Salve Regina
Sun Jan 06
4:05 PM
Salve Regina
at Johnson & Wales (RI)
Fri Jan 11
7:00 PM
Salve Regina
at Salem St.
Sat Jan 12
7:00 PM
Salem St.
Salve Regina
Tue Jan 15
7:00 PM
Williams
Salve Regina
Sat Jan 19
7:00 PM
Franklin Pierce
Salve Regina
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No Event
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Sat Feb 16
1:00 PM
Clark University
Salve Regina
Sat Feb 23
1:00 PM
Salve Regina
at Salem St.
Wed Feb 27
5:00 PM
Wheaton (Mass.)
Salve Regina
Sat Mar 02
12:00 PM
Salve Regina
at Endicott
Wed Mar 06
5:00 PM
Mass.-Dartmouth
Salve Regina
Sun Mar 10
TBA
Adams St.
vs. Salve Regina
@ Colorado Spring, Colo.
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Sat Mar 02
TBA
Simmons
Salve Regina
Thu Mar 07
TBA
Mass.-Dartmouth
Salve Regina
Tue Mar 12
TBA
Salve Regina
at Rhode Island Col.
Wed Mar 20
5:30 PM
Salve Regina
at Mount Holyoke
Sat Mar 23
12:00 PM
Salve Regina
at Gordon
Mon Mar 25
TBA
Southern Vt.
Salve Regina
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Tue Mar 26
TBA
Springfield
Salve Regina
Sat Mar 30
1:00 PM
Gordon
Salve Regina
Tue Apr 02
3:30 PM
Salve Regina
at Wentworth
Sat Apr 06
1:00 PM
Roger Williams
Salve Regina
Wed Apr 10
TBA
Salve Regina
at Endicott
Sat Apr 13
1:00 PM
Curry
Salve Regina
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Fri Mar 29
3:30 PM
Salve Regina
at Regis (Mass.)
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Golden Bears rally past Seahawks in CCC opener

Golden Bears rally past Seahawks in CCC opener

WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (November 3, 2017) – The Western New England University ice hockey team rallied to earn a 3-2, overtime victory against Salve Regina University on Friday evening in the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) opener for both teams at the Olympia Ice Center. 

The Golden Bears, who are now 2-0 (1-0 CCC) for the first time in head coach Greg Heffernan's tenure, erased a 2-1 deficit with under seven minutes remaining in the third period, before posting their second straight overtime triumph. Salve Regina drops to 1-1 (0-1 CCC) with the loss.

Top Performers
• Junior forward Steve Beck (Milton, N.Y.) factored into all three Golden Bear goals, as he scored the game-tying goal in the third period and also helped set up Western New England's other two tallies.   
• Junior defenseman Connor Graham (Norfolk, Mass.) netted the game-winner for the Golden Bears late in the five-minute overtime period.
• Junior goaltender Kevin Gollmer (Flourtown, Pa.) finished with 33 saves and did not let a puck get past him over the final 38+ minutes of the contest, making Western New England's comeback possible.

• Freshman defenseman John McLean (North Andover, Mass.) and sophomore forwardEric Lipa (Lockport, N.Y.) both scored for the Seahawks.

Game Review
• The Golden Bears were whistled for a penalty less than a minute into the contest and Salve Regina took advantage of the power play opportunity, as McLean scored on a feed from freshman forward Danny Eruzione (Winthrop, Mass.) to give the visitors a 1-0 lead at the 1:46 mark.
• Western New England pulled even just over three minutes later, however, when senior captain Matt Smethurst (Rexford, N.Y.) won the puck in the corner and sent a pass to freshman defenseman Adamo Giacomin (Richmond Hill, Ont.), who found the back of the net with a slap shot from the point for his first career goal.
• Gollmer made several key saves later in the period to keep the score tied, including a stop on a breakaway by sophomore forward Jack Billings (Oak Lawn, Ill.).
• Salve Regina regained the lead on a goal by Lipa 6:04 into the second period. The Seahawks had a chance to add to their advantage with 8:05 left in the middle frame when senior forward Pat Thompson (Hellertown, Pa.) was awarded a penalty shot, but Gollmer came through with another huge save to keep Western New England's deficit at one.
• Still trailing by the same margin late in the third period, the Golden Bears were able to tie the score again when Smethurst found Beck in the high slot, and the junior ripped a wrist shot under the glove of Salve Regina junior goalie Blake Wojtala (Trenton, Mich.) with 6:34 remaining in regulation.
• Gollmer turned away a flurry of Salve Regina shots early in the extra period, before Western New England secured its second straight overtime victory with just 26 seconds left in the contest. Beck carried the puck through the neutral zone and muscled past his defender at the blue line before sliding a pass over to Graham, who was open in the slot and sent a wrist shot past Wojtala for the game-winner.

Notes
• The Seahawks outshot the Golden Bears 35-30 and held a 38-27 advantage in the faceoff circle.
• Beck has recorded a team-high five points (three goals, two assists) through two games this season.
• Western New England's win over Salve Regina marks its first victory against the Seahawks since February 10, 2013.

Up Next
Western New England and Salve Regina will be right back in action on Saturday as they complete their two-game series at the Portsmouth Abbey Ice Rink in Portsmouth, R.I. Opening faceoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.