HALLOWELL, Maine – The Thomas College ice hockey team fell to Springfield College 4-1 on Friday evening at the Camden National Bank Ice Vault.
Tom Green (Biddeford, Maine) made several saves in the early going to keep the game scoreless, before the Terriers tilted the ice in their favor in the second half of the first. Springfield was able to get one by Green with under a minute to go in the period, though, to take a 1-0 lead at the intermission.
The Pride jumped out early to double their lead early in the second, scoring in the second minute to make it 2-0. Thomas would pull back within one later in the period when Benjamin Gosselin (Lewiston, Maine) forced a turnover at the red line and turned a rush the other way. Gosselin took a shot from the top of the slot that went intentionally wide of the left side of the net right to teammate Justin Wentworth (China, Maine) who buried it on the short side to make it 2-1.
Springfield answered back quickly, scoring twice on a five-minute major penalty by Thomas to go up 4-1. The Terriers had a 5-on-3 powerplay opportunity in the final minute of the second but were unable to convert and went into the second intermission down 4-1.
The teams skated through a scoreless third as Springfield took the 4-1 win.
Green took the loss in net for the Terriers.
Thomas will visit the University of New England on Sunday, November 17 for an 8:50 PM game.