SEAHAWK MEN'S ICE HOCKEY RESULTS
Salve Regina 4, Western New England 3 [OT]
Portsmouth Abbey - Portsmouth, R.I.
Saturday, January 26, 2019
PORTSMOUTH, R.I. - Freshman defenseman J.J. Layton (Peabody, Mass.) scored forty seconds into overtime to give the Salve Regina University men's ice hockey team a thrilling 4-3 victory over visiting Western New England in Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) action Saturday night.
Series and Streaks
The Seahawks own a 21-11-1 record in the all-time series and have won seven in a row at home versus the Golden Bears.
Three Stars of the Game
- Salve Regina freshman J.J. Layton scored his first career goal in overtime to break a 3-3 deadlock.
- Salve Regina senior Colin Clapton (Canton, Mass.) scored twice and has now scored in back-to-back games.
- Western New England junior Kyle Carducci (Rocky Hill, Conn.) made 40 saves in the loss to fall to 5-4-0 in net for the Golden Bears.
Key Stat of the Game
Salve Regina outshot the Golden Bears 44-15.
Thirty seconds into overtime it appeared that Paul Boutoussov (Dana Point, Calif.) had scored a putback goal to end the game. as the Seahawks began to celebrate the officials jumped in and waved the goal off, saying that Boutoussov had been in the crease and interferred with the Golden Bears' netminder. Such a call could be deflating for a team, but the Seahawks won the ensuing draw and immediately J.J. Layton sniped home a long distance shot to leave no doubt about a Seahawks overtime victory.
- Salve Regina had led 2-0 in the game tanks to Danny Eruzione's (Winhtrop, Mass.) sixth goal in his last four games and Colin Claptons powerplay goal 1:21 into the second period.
- Western New England scored two unanswered in a span of six minutes first from Connor Graham (Norforlk, Mass.) then from David Kleyman (Brooklyn, N.Y.) to even the score 2-2 heading into the third period.
- Colin Clapton scored his second of the game darting in alone on a wrap around chance, sneak a puck up and over the shoulder of Carducci to give the Seahawks a 3-2 lead 4:31 into the third.
- Matt O'Dea (Oralnd Park, Ill.) even the score again with a powerplay goal at 8:46, scoring 17 seconds into the man advantage.
- Blake Wojtala (Trenton, Mich.) made 12 saves on the night to improve to 11-6-2 between the pipes.
- The Seahawks went 1-for-4 on the powerplay while the Golden Bears went 1-for-5.
- The win moves Salve Regina into a tie for first place in the CCC with Nichols.
Salve Regina (12-6-2, 8-3-1 CCC) hosts Nichols in the first of a home-and-home series on Friday, February 1, at 7:05 p.m. Western New England (6-14-0, 1-11-0 CCC) will be on the road versus Becker.