Men's Ice Hockey: Four-Goal Second Powers Eagles Past Springfield, 8-2
Nashua, NH – Mike Hauch (Clearwater, Fla.) racked up a hat trick and assisted on two others and Bobby Loranger (Billerica, Mass.) added two goals and an assist and the Daniel Webster hockey team broke open a 2-1 game with four second period goals on the way to an 8-2 trouncing of Springfield College in a NECHA Colonial North Division matchup Saturday night at Conway Arena.
Ronnie Corcoran (Tyngsboro, Mass.) added a goal and two assists as the Eagles improved to 8-4 (7-4 NECHA) and won for the third time in their last four in their final game before the end of the semester.
K.J. Monahan II (Nashua) earned the win in goal, stopping 44 Pride shots.
The game followed a similar pattern through the opening two periods to Friday night's win at Lyndon State. The Eagles built a 2-1 lead after one, were propelled by a big second period, but this time shut down the Springfield offense in the third.
Hauch put the hosts ahead 5:37 into the game off a Justin Chiulli (Saugus, Mass.) feed and after Springfield tied it at the 10-minute mark, Loranger made it 2-1 on the power play off assists from Hauch and Corcoran.
The teams would combine for five goals over the opening 10 minutes of the second. Hauch broke in off the opening faceoff, sneaking a back hand upstairs for a 3-1 lead just 11 seconds in for a 3-1 game and Corcoran upped it to 4-1 2:18 later.
Springfield's Brett Perry cut it to 4-2 at the 14:47 mark but Josh Adinolfo (Manchester, N.H.) followed with a nasty 20-foot wrister beating Springfield goalie Steve DeMont to the high stick side at the 13:05 mark and Tyler Bonin (Litchfield, N.H.) made it 6-2 on the power play off a Chiulli feed that included Hauch with 11:13 remaining.
DWC would ice it on Loranger's second of the night on the power play from Aaron DeLande (Rowley, Mass.) with 9:55 to go and Hauch completed the hat trick with 46 seconds remaining.
Springfield finished with a 46-35 shots on goal advantage.
The Eagles are now off until January 21st when they host Roger Williams in a NECHA crossover matchup at 8:00 p.m. The Hawks posted a 6-4 home victory on November 12th.