The Stonehill College men’s ice hockey team posted a 4-2 victory over SUNY Canton in non-conference action on Saturday night at the Foxboro Sports Center. Junior forward Bill Carey (Weymouth, Mass./South Shore Kings) potted two goals, one on the power play and one shorthanded, while sophomore forward Kevin Aufiero (Canton, Mass./Walpole Express) deposited the game-winner at 8:57 of the third period to lead the Skyhawks. Senior captain and forward Dana Borges (Taunton, Mass./Williston Northampton) opened up the scoring for Stonehill at 4:02 of the first period. The Kangaroos received markers from freshman forward Kristian Leach (Indianapolis, Ind./Kenai River) and junior defenseman Cory Giczewski (Fountain Valley, Calif./Laconia Leafs) in the second and third periods, respectively. Sophomore goaltender Chris Tasiopoulos (Norwell, Mass./Thayer Academy) stopped 27 shots for the Skyhawks. Freshman netminder Luis Puig (Chicago, Ill./Soo Eagles) made 32 saves for SUNY Canton. Trailing 2-1 in the third period, Giczewski evened the score for the Kangaroos with a slapshot from the blueline that snuck behind Tasiopoulos for his second goal of the season. Senior forwards Cory Frizell (Orleans, Ontario/Gloucester Rangers) and John Payne (Port Moody, B.C./Melfort Mustangs) were both given assists on the tally. Aufiero answered for Stonehill at 8:57 when his shot fluttered over Puig into the net before the net was dislodged on a feed from sophomore forward Stephen Balsamo (Atkinson, N.H./Brewster Academy). Carey added the insurance goal at the 10:21 mark of the third stanza on the power play with a shot through Puig’s five-hole from the right faceoff dot. Carey’s shorthanded tally came in the second period at 18:33 on a breakaway bid. Carey gathered a loose puck in the neutral zone, attacked from the right side of the net and beat Puig forehand-to-backhand to give the Skyhawks a 2-0 advantage at the time. In the first period, Borges netted his third goal of the season on a wrist shot from the slot into the upper left corner of the net over Puig’s glove. Stonehill (2-1-0, 0-0-0 NE-10) welcomes Nichols College to the Foxboro Sports Center on Tuesday, November 3 at 7 p.m. SUNY Canton (2-3-0) travels to Robert Morris University (Ill.) on Friday, November 9 at 7:30 p.m.*Stonehill Athletics
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