WATERVILLE, ME - Thomas College defeated the University of Maine Farmington, 8-1, in a Central Maine Collegiate Conference (CMCC) hockey contest held at Sukee Arena on Tuesday night.
The Terriers heated up the ice in the first period within minutes with a surge led by Matt Letellier, assisted by Jason Dicey. Minutes later Bryce Lamontagne found the net with a strong lead assisted by Eric Morin. The scoreboard continued to raise its score in favor of the Terriers for the remainder of the game.
The second period began with strong offensive momentum from the Beavers, but would be unsuccessful in scoring against Thomas goalie Conner Blair. The Terriers scored three goals in the period, beginning with Kyle Mangin with an assist from Dylan Fernandez. Minutes later Michael Hersom dtruck against the Beavers with the help of Garron LaFountain. In the final minutes of the period, Fernandez breached the defense of UMF raising the scoreboard to 5-0 with a second assist of the game from Dicey.
The Red and Black left the crowd in awe during the third period with another powerful 17 minutes. Morin scored first in the third period with an assist from his teammate Tim Bradford. Dicey raised the crowd to their feet as he scored an unassisted goal, after having been awarded several assists throughout the game. LaFountain pursued the final goal leading the Terriers to victory with yet another impressive assist by Dicey and Mangin during a power play. The Beavers would not leave empty handed however, scoring in the final seconds of the game, the puck would be allowed into Thomas' net leaving Thomas with an 8-1 win.
Thomas intends to continue the team momentum in their upcoming match against Saint Joseph's College at 8 PM on Thursday evening. The Monks and Terriers have split the series thus far this season with one win apiece.