Anderson's Hat Trick Lifts Hockey Over Clarkson, 6-4
Oct. 9, 2004
AMHERST, Mass. -- Redshirt-sophomore Matt Anderson (West Islip, N.Y.). scored three goals and added two assists for his first career hat trick as the University of Massachusetts hockey team won a wild opening night game over Clarkson, 6-4, tonight at the Mullins Center. Junior Stephen Werner (Chevy Chase, Md.) had four points on one goal and three assists. Both teams had 33 shots on goal and 14 penalties called against them.
UMass trailed 4-3 heading into the final period, but did not take long to make up the difference. Just 16 seconds into the period, Anderson scored to tie the game. Werner and sophomore Mark Matheson Calgary, Alberta) were both credited with assists on the play. UMass got the game-winner five minutes later. Freshman P.J. Fenton (Longmeadow, Mass.) received a pass from senior Dusty Demianiuk (Franklin, Mass.) and took a shot. It grazed off of junior James Solon (Acton, Mass.) on the way in and went past Clarkson goalkeeper Dustin Traylan. Solon got credit for the goal and UMass hung on for the win. Anderson capped his hat trick by scoring an empty-netter with 37 seconds left.
UMass got on the board first in a wild first period that saw 15 penalties between the two teams. Junior Marvin Degon (Millbury, Mass.) netted UMass' first goal of the 2004-05 season just 6:47 into the start of the game on the power-play with assists from Werner and Anderson. Clarkson tied it with 4:40 left in the period as Jay Latulippe scored on the power-play, but UMass came right back with a short-handed goal 18 second later to take the lead again at 2-1. Anderson stole a Clarkson pass in the neutral zone and broke in down the right side. Clarkson tied it again with another power-play goal less than a minute later, but Werner scored on the power-play with 29 seconds left to make it 3-2 UMass after one period. Degon and Anderson both had assists on the goal.
In the second period, Clarkson scored the only two goals to take the 4-3 lead into the second intermission. Chris Blight scored on the power-play at 5:18 and then Steve Zalewski put them ahead with just 2:05 left.
UMass was 4-12 on the power-play while Clarkson was 3-13. In the net, junior Gabe Winer (Stoughton, Mass.) made 29 saves while Traylan tallied 26 for Clarkson.
UMass will now head to Anchorage, Alaska for the Nye Frontier Classic, Oct. 15-16. The Minutemen will battle Minnesota at 9:00 EST on Friday, Oct. 15, and then either Canisius or Alaska-Anchorage.