Wentworth Falls to Fitchburg State, 5-3
(Courtesy of Fitchburg State Sports Information)
FITCHBURG, Mass. – The Fitchburg State ice hockey team captured its second consecutive IC Federal Credit Union Shootout this afternoon, defeating Wentworth Institute of Technology, 5-3 in the Wallace Civic Center at Fitchburg State University.
The Falcons defended their 2009 crown using a two point effort from junior Kris Threlkeld (Centerville, Ohio). Threlkeld paced the Falcons with two markers throughout the contest, while sophomore Justin Quinn (Braintree, Mass.) added a pair of helpers. Senior captain Chris Riggs (Sewell, N.J.) was also strong with one score and one dish in the game, while Skylur Jameson (Long Beach, Calif.) added two points on one goal and one assist for the Leopards.
For the second straight night, Fitchburg State came out blazing, taking a 2-0 lead after one period of play. Junior Thomas McAleer (East Islip, N.Y.) put the Falcons on the board early with his second score of the season just 3:54 into the contest, while Threlkeld followed suit just ten minutes later, connecting for his first score of the season off a Billy Pescosolido (Framingham, Mass.) and Erik Trahan (Manville, R.I.) assist.
In the second period, Wentworth nibbled back, cutting the Falcons lead to only one (3-2) with two Mike Paglino (Grosse Point Shores, Mich.) goals. The Falcons touched first, extending their lead to 3-0 with Threlkeld's second tally of the contest, but the Leopards respond with back-to-back Paglino markers over a 0:57 span for a one goal deficit at the break.
In the final frame, Fitchburg State secured its victory early as senior Kevin McCready (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.) posted the eventual game-winner at 9:11 of the period. McCready took a feed from Riggs and sophomore Trevor Lawler (Fitchburg, Mass.) to notch his second goal of the season. Riggs padded the Falcons lead with his first goal of the season, before Jameson capped the game's scoring with a power-play score at 13:28.
Throughout the contest, both teams battled for possession with Wentworth holding a slim 40-34 margin in shots. Senior Robert Vorse (Leominster, Mass.) earned the victory in net for the Falcons, totaling 37 saves in the complete game effort, while sophomore Mike Jarboe (Grosse Point Park, Mich.) stopped 29 shots for the Leopards.
Fitchburg State (2-0-0) will be in action again on Thursday as it hosts Framingham State at 7 p.m. Wentworth (1-2-1) will travel to Johnson and Wales on Wednesday at 7:55 p.m.
ALL TOURNAMENT TEAM
F - Justin Quinn (Fitchburg State)
F - Skylur Jameson (Wentworth)
F - Taylor Larsen (Assumption)
F - Casey Shade (Wentworth)
D - Sean Carroll (Franklin Pierce)
D - Billy Pescosolido (Fitchburg State)
G - Robert Vorse (Fitchburg State)
MVP - Justin Quinn (Fitchburg State)
Goals by Period 1 2 3 Tot
Wentworth........... 0 2 1 - 3
Fitchburg State..... 2 1 2 - 5
1st period - 1, FSU, Thomas McAleer/2 (Justin Quinn/3) 3:54. 2, FSU, Kris Threlkeld/1 (Billy Pescosolido/2, Erik Trahan/1) 13:17. Penalties - Fred Gervasi, WIT (charging) 6:05; Craig Cardone, WIT (boarding) 10:58; Anthony Principato, WIT (hitting after whistle) 14:24; Casey Shade, WIT (hitting after whistle) 14:24; Travis Bertolotti, FSU (hitting after whistle) 14:24; Shawn Bradley, FSU (hitting after whistle) 14:24; Andrew Jones, FSU (elbowing) 18:34.
2nd period - 3, FSU, Kris Threlkeld/2 (John Soroka/1, Robert Vorse/1) 11:51. 4, WIT, Mike Paglino/1 (Skylur Jameson/6, Matthew Dozois/1) 11:39. 5, WIT, Mike Paglino/2 (Craig Cardone/1, Forrest Ellis/2) 13:39. Penalties - Kyle Richardson, WIT (hooking) 1:22; Patrick Rice, WIT (hooking) 1:22; Erik Trahan, FSU (hitting from behind) 6:59; Team, WIT (too many players on ice) 8:06; Shaun Jameson, WIT (hitting after whistle) 10:22; Trevor Lawler, FSU (interference) 11:26.
3rd period - 6, FSU, Kevin McCready/2 (Trevor Lawler/2, Chris Riggs/2) 9:11 (pp). 7, FSU, Chris Riggs/1 (Justin Quinn/4, Trevor Lawler/3) 11:33 (pp). 8, WIT, Skylur Jameson/1 (Forrest Ellis/3) 13:28 (pp). Penalties - Trevor Lawler, FSU (hitting from behind) 0:35; Patrick Rice, WIT (roughing) 7:00; Jack Vets, FSU (roughing) 7:00; Dylan Barbieri, WIT (elbowing) 8:27; Forrest Ellis, WIT (hitting from behind) 10:44; Tim Larkin, FSU (hooking) 12:35.
Shots on goal - WIT 15-16-9 40; FSU 12-10-12 34.
Power plays - WIT 1 of 6; FSU 2 of 8.
Penalties - WIT 11 (22 min); FSU 8 (16 min).
Goalies - WIT, Mike Jarboe 1-2-1 (60:00 minutes, 34 shots-29 saves); FSU, Robert Vorse 1-0-0 (60:00, 40-37).