Thomas Tops WPI 9-2 For First Win

Thomas Tops WPI 9-2 For First Win

WORCESTER, MA - The Thomas ice hockey team used a six-goal third period to pull away from Worcester Polytechnic Institute for the 9-2 victory on Friday night. It was the Terriers first win under new head coach Troy Barnes.

Junior Jason Dicey led the way with five goals and one assist on the night, totaling six points.

Both teams traded a pair of goals back and forth in the first period, as Dicey scored two on assists from Kyle Hoxie and Michael Hersom.

Dicey would net his third goal to break the tie score in the second period when senior Eric Morin found him for the goal and gave Thomas (1-1-1) a 3-2 lead into the second intermission.

The Terriers would put away the Engineers in the third with six unanswered goals in the period. Dickey and Hersom each scored twice for Thomas in the period, while Colby Blondin and Alexander Nadeau each put home one goal. Hersom finished with two goal and three assists on the night, and Hoxie also had three assists for Thomas. 

WPI's goal scorers were Nick Martin and Peter Hurley. Freshman goaltender Michael Small made 20 saves on 22 shots faced.

The Terriers held a 54-22 advantage in shots, and went two for five on power play opportunities.