USM pulls away from Colby men's hockey

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: January 27, 2007
WATERVILLE, Maine ---­ Southern Maine led 3-1 after two periods and then scored three goals in the first 5:44 of the final period to pull away for a 7-2 win against Colby College in men's hockey Saturday at Alfond Rink.

Pat Noonan (Burlington, Mass.) had two goals and two assists for USM. Colby’s Eric Simmons (Cheektowaga, N.Y.) and the Huskies’ Jordan Skinner (London, Ontario) traded goals in the opening period.

Noonan and Kyle Smith (Auburn, Maine) scored two goals in the final 5:20 of the second period for a 3-1 USM lead. Chris Sparkes (St. John’s, Newfoundland), Smith and Mark Carragher (Charlottetown, PEI) had the goals to start the third period for the Huskies.

After a Colby goal by Matt Strickland (Leduc, Alberta) at 6:46, Noonan closed out the scoring with his second goal at 7:35. David Beckles (Stamford, Conn.) stopped 30 shots for USM in about 50 minutes of work in goal.

Southern Maine 7, Colby 2

Southern Maine                      1#2#4----7

Colby                                      1#0#1----2

1st period

C: Eric Simmons (Mike Policinski, Adam Marino), 14:51

SM: Jordan Skinner (Marc Santuccio, Kyle Smith), 18:55

2nd period

SM: Pat Noonan, 14:40

SM: Kyle Smith (Mike Stevens, Pat Noonan), 17:14

3rd period

SM: Chris Sparkes (Mark Carragher, Bobby Siers), 2:45

SM: Kyle Smith (Pat Noonan, Jordan Skinner), 5:05

SM: Mark Carragher (Bobby Siers, Chris Helms), 5:44

C: Matt Strickland (Mike Butler), 6:46

SM: Pat Noonan (Mike Stevens, Chris Helms), 7:35

Shots: Southern Maine 35, Colby 35. Goalies: David Beckles (USM, 49:34, 28 saves, 2 GA) and Tyler Ravlo (USM, 10:26, 5 saves, 0 GA); Ben Grandjean (Colby, 57:30, 30 saves) and Jared Tepper (Colby, 2:30, 0 saves).

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