Recap courtesy of Endicott College
BEVERLY - The No. 11 nationally ranked Endicott College men's ice hockey team defeated Tufts University, 9-2, on Tuesday evening in non-conference action at Raymond J. Bourque Arena.
|Anthony Farinacci had his second straight multi-point game|
Josh Bowes highlighted the night for the Gulls as the senior forward registered his 100th career point at the 2:06 mark of the third period when he roofed a backhander over the glove of Tufts' goaltender Josh Sarlo. Bowes picked up his first point of the matchup with an assist on Ross Olsson's second-period tally (00:45) before he reached the milestone in perfect fashion with his 13th goal of the season in the third. Bowes then followed up that marker with another at 2:48 of the period and also dished out an assist on Endicott's next goal to collect four points on the night and put him at 102 for his career.
In addition to Bowes' historic night and Olsson's second period marker, the Gulls received tallies from James Winkler, Jacob Gammelgaard, Michael Heidkamp, Daniel Kucerovy, Luke Rodgers and Jack Kilty in the win.
Junior Anthony Farinacci continued to produce for the Jumbos with a goal and an assist for his second consecutive multi-point game. He has five points (3 goals, 2 assists) in his last three games. Freshman Justin Brandt also continued a three-game scoring streak with assists on both Tufts goals. He has a goal and three assists in the last three contests.
Tufts scored back-to-back goals at 3:17 and 16:34 of the second period by Farinacci and freshman Nick Schultze, respectively. That pulled the Jumbos within 4-2 at the end of two periods. The goal for Schultze pulled him into a tie for the team lead with four on the season.
However, the Gulls pulled away by scoring five third-period goals.
Endicott improved to 2-1-1 against Tufts in the all-time series. The Gulls are 6-1-1 at home this year and undefeated in their last eight games (7-0-1). Olsson finished with five points (1g, 4a) to tie the single-game program record. His four assists on the night also ranks tied for fourth in a single-game. Mark Specia made 32 saves for the hosts to improve to 4-0-0 on the season.
The hosts were 2 for 4 on power-play opportunities while holding the Jumbos scoreless on four extra-man chances. Endicott finished with a 38-34 advantage in shots.
Endicott (10-3-2) travels to Salem State University on Monday, January 14 at 3 pm for their next game. Tufts (5-7) visits Amherst on Friday, January 11 at 7 pm to resume NESCAC action.