Oct. 6, 2001
AMHERST, Mass. -
Guy Loranger scored three goals to lead St. Francis Xavier to a 5-3 victory over the University of Massachusetts in an exhibition hockey game tonight at the Mullins Center.
Loranger opened the scoring with his first goal on a power play 4:56 into the game. Patrick Grandmaitre and Yanick Evola assisted on the goal. UMass tied the game, 1-1, less than a minute later when freshman Matt Walsh (Arlington, Mass.) scored with assists going to freshman Greg Mauldin (Holliston, Mass.) and senior Toni Söderholm (Helsinki, Finland).
St. Francis scored the next two goals to take a 3-1 lead over the Minutemen. Dustin Russell scored a power play goal at 8:07 and Alan Dwyer netted a goal at 10:55 for the two-goal lead. UMass cut the lead to one, when sophomore Tommy Pöck (Klagenfurt, Austria) scored from the slot off a pass from junior Tim Turner (Saginaw, Mich.). St. Francis ended the first period scoring when Loranger netted his second of the game with 2:17 remaining in the period.
Massachusetts scored the only goal of the second period to cut the St. Francis lead to 4-3. Sophomore Scott Horvath (West Redding, Conn.) scored a power play goal from just outside the crease at the 10:53 mark. Freshman Justin Rafferty (Clifton Park, N.Y.) and senior Randy Drohan (Mississauga, Ontario) assisted on the goal.
Loranger completed his hat trick and gave St. Francis at 5-3 lead with a goal at the 10:17 mark of the third period. Grandmaitre finished the game with four assists for St. Francis.
UMass freshman goaltender Tim Warner (Waltham, Mass.) made 10 saves in the losing effort, while St. Francis goaltender David Haun made 22 saves for the victory.
Massachusetts will open the regular season with a "Public Safety Night" at the Mullins Center on Saturday, Oct. 13. Local police officers, firefighters and their families will be admitted free to the ice hockey team's home-opener against Niagara which begins at 7:00 p.m.
St. Francis Xavier 4 0 1 -- 5
Massachusetts 2 1 0 -- 3
SCORING - FIRST PERIOD - SF, Guy Loranger (Patrick Grandmaitre, Yanick Evola) PPG 4:56, UM, Matt Walsh
, Toni Söderholm
) 5:22, SF, Dustin Russell (Grandmaitre, Evola) PPG 9:32, SF, Alan Dwyer (Mark Chaplin, Paul Dunphy) 10:55, UM, Thomas Pöck
) 16:14, SF, Loranger (Russell, Grandmaitre) PPG 17:43. SECOND PERIOD - UM, Scott Horvath
, Randy Drohan
) PPG 10:53. THIRD PERIOD - SF, Loranger (Grandmaitre) 10:17.
SHOTS - SF, 15 (8-5-2). UM, 25 (8-9-8). SAVES - SF, David Haun 22 (6-8-8), UM, Tim Warner
10 (4-5-1). PENALTIES - SF, 7 for 14 min. UM, 9 for 18 min. POWER PLAYS - SF, 3 for 6, UM, 1 for 5. ATTENDANCE - 777.