Bulletin Board: UMass dumps No. 8 Huskies

Recorder Staff
Friday, January 19, 2018

Matt Murray finished with 29 saves to help the University of Massachusetts to a 3-0 victory over eighth-ranked Northeastern University in a Hockey East game Friday night at the Mullins Center in Amherst.

The Minutemen (11-10-1, 5-6-1) took advantage of a pair of five-minute majors in the contest, as a pair of Huskies were shown the gate following major penalties. One of those penalties came on a boarding call that injured Cale Maker. The UMass defenseman left the ice briefly before returning.

Mitchell Chaffee got the scoring started midway through the second period, putting the Minutemen up 1-0 with a goal from Ivan Chukarov and Jake Gaudet.

Chaffee doubled the advantage on the power play just 3:33 after his first of the night, this time taking assists from John Leonard and Oliver Chau to put UMass up 2-0.

UMass made it 3-0 early in the third when Austin Plevy found the back of the net. Mario Ferraro and Jack Suter were credited with assists on the play.

Northeastern fell to 14-6-3, 10-4-1 in Hockey East.

The two teams play again tonight in Boston.


GMS boys win

David Carey hit a 3-pointer late in the game to lead Greenfield Middle School to a 33-32 win over Eaglebrook School in a boys’ basketball game Friday afternoon in Deerfield.

Carey finished with 12 points to lead the Green Wave, while Mav Ward added 7 points.

Sam Gibson, Drew Conant and Ryan Cote led a strong defensive effort for Greenfield, which improved to 7-1.