Long Island Spoils Men’s Ice Hockey’s Division I Debut

BRIDGEWATER, MASS. (October 8, 2022)- The Stonehill College males’s ice hockey group made its debut as a Division I program as an impartial group and took on fellow impartial males’s ice hockey group, Long Island University. However, the Sharks crowned the Skyhawks by way of a ranking of 7-1 Saturday afternoon on the Bridgewater Ice Arena. 


LIU: Anthony Vincent (help: Jordan DiCicco and Nolan Welsh), 09:34, 1st length

       Jordan DiCicco (help: Preston Brodziak and Nolan Welsh), 13:49, 1st length

       Noah Kane (help: Santeri Hartikainen and Spencer Cox), 18:49, 2d length

       Josh Zary (help: Valtteri Piironen and Preston Brodziak), 19:15, 2d length

       Anthony Vincent (help: Valtteri Piironen), 08:26, third length

       Nolan Welsh (help: Jack Quinn), 10:26, third length

       Daniel Baldassarra (help: Adam Goodsir and Nolan Welsh), 16:36, third length

STO: Frank Ireland (help: Dean Schwenninger and Carter Rapalje), 19:41, 1st length


LIU: Vinnie Purpura (60:00)-15 saves

STO: John Day (60:00)-23 saves

John Day completed with 23 saves in Saturday’s Division I debut (Photo Credit: Mary Gettens).

The Details

  • A bit of midway during the first, Long Island struck first as Vincent took a go from DiCicco which allowed him to ship his shot previous Day for an early 1-0 Sharks lead. Nearly 4 mins later at (6:11), DiCicco used to be at the scoring finish of a target for an early 2-0 merit.
  • Despite the deficit, Stonehill replied with simply 19 seconds left within the first when Ireland won a go from Schwenninger which allowed him to fireside a shot previous Purpura and lower Long Island’s result in one (2-1). Ireland’s target is the primary in his occupation and it additionally marked the primary Division I target scored in this system’s historical past. 
  • Stonehill carried their momentum into the second one as Ireland just about tied the sport at two simply 11 seconds into the length however Purpura made the prevent and stored the lead at one. Both facets persisted to combat within the ship as each and every college’s protection and goalies stored their respective squads inside putting distance. Long Island peppered Day with seven pictures early and he grew to become the Sharks away.
  • However, with slightly over a minute closing (1:15), Long Island driven their again to 2 (3-1) after Kane put his shot previous Day. Not even 30 seconds later (00:49), the Sharks added another target this time without work the stick of Zary and Long Island took a three-goal merit (4-1) into the top of the second one length. 
  • Long Island ended up including on 3 extra targets within the ultimate length courtesy of Vincent, Welsh, and Baldassarra to assist protected a 7-1 win.
  • Day were given the beginning for the season-opener for the second one 12 months in a row and completed with 23 saves at the day. Day’s 23 saves marked the fifteenth time in his occupation he completed with 20 or extra stops. 

Up Next

Stonehill continues their homestand webhosting Salve Regina on Saturday, October 15 at 5 p.m.

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