Terriers Surge Past Hornets for Second Straight Win

Terriers Surge Past Hornets for Second Straight Win

WINSLOW, ME --- Michael Hersom and Dean Pratt scored two goals each to lead the Thomas College ice hockey team to a 7-1 victory over Lyndon State College on Sunday afternoon in an NECHA Colonial Conference game at Sukee Arena.

Thomas (2-4, 2-2 NECHA Colonial North) struck just 16 seconds in as Eric Morin netted a pass from Jason Dicey in front of the goal to give the Terriers the early 1-0 lead.

The Hornets responded midway through the first period on a power-play goal by Matthew LaClair, assisted by John Hojek and Marshall Blackman. The Terriers answered back less than two minutes later, when Morin found Dicey on a two-on-zero breakaway. Dicey slid the puck to Hersom, who netted the go-ahead goal to put Thomas up 2-1.

The Terriers padded their lead three minutes later with another power-play goal. Hersom dished a pass from behind the net to Alex Nadeau, who beat the Lyndon goalie and put Thomas ahead 3-1 at the first intermission. The Terriers held a 17-16 edge in shots on goal in the opening frame.

Five minutes into the second period, the Terriers made it 4-1 on Ryan Ambrozy's first career score. Nadeau picked up the assist on the goal. In the final seconds of the period, Pratt added a breakaway goal, with assists from Ambrozy and Dylan Fernandez, to send the Terriers to the locker room with a 5-1 lead. Thomas once again held an edge in shots in the period, 16-14.

After a scoreless 15 minutes to open the third period, where both teams were unable to capitalize on 5-on-3 power plays, Hersom netted the sixth Terrier goal on a two on one rush with Fernandez recording his second assist of the game. Pratt added his second goal of the game two minutes later, with assists to Alex Berard andCameron Foggo, to close out the scoring at 7-1. Thomas outshot the Hornets 22-8 in the final period.

Michael Small was strong in goal for the Terriers allowing one goal on 38 shots and earning the win. Ricardo Millen stopped 48 of 55 shots on goal for the Hornets.

Thomas will return to the ice on Friday, December 4 in an 8 p.m. NECHA Colonial Conference contest against Norwich at Sukee Arena.