WATERVILLE, ME – Thomas College (0-0-1) tied Saint Joseph's College (0-1-1) in a non-conference contest Friday night. Jason Dicey led the scoring for the Terriers, notching a hat trick in the season opener.
The Monks got on the board first when Jack Gordon found the back of the net six minutes into the game to give the visitors the early lead. Timothy Bradford tied the game for the Terriers with just over four minutes to go in the opening stanza when he finished a pass from Kyle Mangin. The teams would remain tied at the end of the first.
Thomas's Dicey notched his first of three goals for the night just over seven minutes into the second period. Zach Graham would even the score once again on an assist from Ryan Berard for their first of three hookups on the night. Minutes later, the Terriers would take the lead again on an unassisted goal from Michael Hersom. SJC rattled off four unanswered goals to end the second period with a 6-3 lead, two coming from Graham and one each from Jason Riley and Branden Ward.
Thomas came out in the third firing, notching three consecutive goals to tie the game at 6-6. Dicey scored his second of the game on an assist from Hersom and Connor Walsh; Mangin scored on an assist from Dylan Fernandez and Alexander Nadeau found the twine on a pass from Mangin. St. Josephs took the 7-6 lead with 11 minutes remaining when Berard scored on assists from Graham and Riley. Thomas tied the game at seven with just under ten minutes to go when Dicey buried the equalizer on assists from Hersom and Nadeau.
Thomas and St. Josephs went on to play a scoreless overtime period, ending the game in a 7-7 tie.
SJC had the shot advantage of Thomas, tallying 59 shots on goal to the Terriers 41. Michael Small made 52 saves for the Terriers while Jimmy Riley notched 34 saves.
Thomas will return to the ice to take on the University of New England on Sunday November 9th. Puck drop is scheduled for 11:30 AM at Sukee Arena.