Men’s Hockey Returns to Win Column, Upends SNHU, 5-1

Men’s Hockey Returns to Win Column, Upends SNHU, 5-1

HOOKSETT, N.H. – The Suffolk men's hockey team snapped its four-game skid Sunday afternoon as the Rams defeated Southern New Hampshire, 5-1, in the consolation contest of the 23rd Manchester PAL/Stovepipe Tournament at the Ice Den Arena.

SCORE: Suffolk 5, Salve Regina 1
RECORDS: Suffolk (3-5-2) | SNHU (6-3-0)

Suffolk broke open the scoring thanks to an unassisted marker by Stanton Turner at the midway point of the first frame. Coming out of the first intermission leading 1-0, the Rams quickly built a two-goal lead as David Lappin potted the puck just 15 seconds into the second stanza thanks to a set up by Danyil Medvedev

Justin Holliday stretched Suffolk's lead even further with a score at 12:03 into the second period, but SNHU answered just 39 seconds later to bring it back to a two-goal game. 

With just under two to play before the second break, Connor Parent put his second goal of the season away to regain a three-goal advantage for the Rams. 

Jack Jenkins' first goal of the year gave Suffolk a 5-1 cushion with just under five remaining in regulation and the Rams held off any comeback attempt from the Penmen to collect the non-conference victory.

  • Suffolk held a slim edge in shots, 40-39.
  • SNHU dominated the faceoff circle, 54-25.
  • Bishop was the lone Ram with a multi-point effort as the sophomore helped on two Suffolk scores – Holliday's and Parent's.
  • Holliday, Jenkins, Lappin, Parent and Turner all recorded one goal apiece for Suffolk, with Medvedev contributing one assist. 


  • Kevin Venturoso picked up his first mark in the win column this season thanks to a 38-save effort.
  • Matthew MacInnis earned the nod for the Penmen. He let in three of his 20 shots faced in 32 minutes of action.
  • In a relief effort, Kurt Gutting went 27:57 with 18 saves and two goals allowed. 


  • The win marks Suffolk's third straight in the all-time meetings against SNHU.
  • Thanks to an assist on Lappin's goal, Medvedev ran his point-streak to five straight. The stretch, which is the longest of his career, features four goals and three assists.
  • Bishop is also on a career-best point streak with four. Over that time he has scored three goals and dished out six assists.
  • Holliday (3-1-4) and Lappin (2-2-4) each extended their point streaks to three games, while Parent (1-2-3) has notched points in back-to-back outings. 


Suffolk returns to Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) action this week as the Rams take their talents to the University of New England Thursday, Nov. 1 for a 7 p.m. puck drop.