Ice Hockey

Hockey Falls To Northeastern, 3-2

J.R. Zavisza scored his first goal of the season in a 3-2 loss to the Huskies Friday night.

J.R. Zavisza scored his first goal of the season in a 3-2 loss to the Huskies Friday night.

Jan. 25, 2002

BOSTON, Mass. - Trevor Reschny broke a 2-2 tie with less than four minutes remaining in regulation to lift the Northeastern Huskies over Massachusetts, 3-2, in Hockey East action this evening at Matthews Arena.

The Minutemen got on the board first when junior J.R. Zavisza (Suffield, Conn.) netted his first goal of the year at the 8:10 mark of the first period. Senior Randy Drohan (Mississauga, Ontario) and junior Jimmy Callahan (Lexington, Mass.) each picked up an assist. The Huskies tied the game five minutes later when Danny Grover beat Minuteman senior goaltender Mike Johnson (Excelsior, Minn.).

Chris Lynch gave the Huskies a 2-1 advantage at the 8:55 mark of the second period, but freshman Josh Hanson (Medford, Mass.) beat Husky goalie Keni Gibson on the power-play to even the score. Hanson's tally marked the first of his collegiate career and came in his first game. Sophomore Thomas Pock (Klagenfurt, Austria) and freshman Tim Vitek (Dresden, Ontario) were credited with assists.

The game remained 2-2 until Reschny's first goal of the year came at the 16:41 mark of the third stanza.

Johnson finished the night with 22 saves for the Minutemen, while Gibson stopped 20 shots for the Huskies. The loss drops Massachusetts to 7-17-1 overall and 2-12-1 in Hockey East, while the victory improves Northeastern to 13-9-3 overall and 7-6-2 in Hockey East.

The two teams will play for the season-series tomorrow evening at the William D. Mullins Center. Game time is set for 8:00 p.m.

SCORING - FIRST PERIOD: 1. UM, J.R. Zavisza 1 (Jimmy Callahan, Randy Drohan) 8:10, 2. NU, Danny Grover 1 (Bryan Nathe) 13:21. SECOND PERIOD: 3. NU, Chris Lynch 12 (Jim Fahey, Jared Mudryk) 8:55, 4. UM, Josh Hanson 1 (Thomas Pock, Tim Vitek) PPG 15:33. THIRD PERIOD: 5. NU, Trevor Reschny 1 (Brian Tudrick, Leon Hayward) 16:41. SHOTS - UM, 22 (9-5-8), NU, 25 (9-7-9). SAVES - UM, Mike Johnson 22 (8-6-8), NU, Keni Gibson 20 (8-4-8). PENALTIES - UM, 3 for 6 min., NU, 3 for 6 min. POWER PLAYS - UM, 1 for 2, NU, 0 for 2. ATTENDANCE - 1,433.



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