HALLOWELL, Maine – The Thomas College club ice hockey team dropped a tough 6-1 loss to Springfield College on Friday night in American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) action at the Camden National Bank Ice Vault.
The Terriers two-game winning streak comes to an end as they fall to 3-5 while the Pride improve to 7-2.
Late in the opening period, the Pride took advantage of a power play opportunity as Marc Stele got his team on the board at the 5:23 mark on a feed from Andrew Schmidt.
Springfield extended their lead in the second as Charlie Murphy and Schmidt netted back-to-back markers for a 3-0 lead going into the final frame.
The Pride struck quickly in the third as Brian Price beat Terrier goalie Tom Green (Biddeford, Maine) for a 4-0 advantage. Just under four minutes later, Thomas broke the shutout as Zach Gagne (Augusta, Maine) went top shelf on an unassisted power play goal. Springfield tacked on two more late in the period from Liam Fitzgerald and Liam Whitman for a 6-1 victory.
Green shouldered the loss in net for Thomas as he made 45 saves in the effort. George Matteo made 11 stops in the win for the Pride. Springfield outshot the Terriers 51-12 throughout the contest.
The Terriers will play at home again on Saturday, January 20 as they face St. Joseph's (ME) at 9:50 p.m.