BOSTON, Mass. – The Endicott men's ice hockey team fell to Wentworth, 4-3, despite a late third period rally on Wednesday night at the Walter Brown Ice Arena.
Trailing 4-1 entering the third, Josh Bowes (Sturgeon County, Alberta, Canada) cut the deficit to 4-2 just 2:31 into the final period of play on feeds by Trey Olson (Omaha, Neb.) and Nicholas Petrella (Hilton, N.Y.).
Wentworth goaltender Joel Miller (Calgary, Alta.) proceeded to hold Endicott scoreless for nearly 16 minutes (11 saves) before Ross Olsson (Billerica, Mass.) finally found the back of the net at 18:36 with Gulls' freshman goaltender Kevin Aldridge (Beverly Hill, Mich.) pulled for his eighth goal of the season.
Despite the late goal, Miller responded with three saves down the stretch - including two in the final 40-seconds of play - to preserve the win.
BEYOND THE BOX SCORE
- Endicott is 1-1-0 against Wentworth this season.
- Thomas Daniels (St. Louis, Mo.) led all student-athletes with a game-high 15 faceoff wins.
- Carter Horwitz (Tustin, Calif.) cut Wentworth's lead in half (2-1) with his seventh goal of the season at the 16:07 mark of the first period.
- Aldridge finished with 18 saves in the loss (11-8-2)
FOR THE FOES
- Miller stopped 38 shots in total, including a period-high 16 in the first, to bump his record to 6-5-1 on the season.
- Kyle Lebrun (Bridgewater, Mass.) buried two goals in the win (4:02 – 1st, 1:58 – 2nd).
- Sam Levin (Simsbury, Conn.) notched his first collegiate goal at 16:07 of the first period to give Wentworth a 2-1 lead at the time.
- Angus Johnston's (Calgary, Alta.) shorthanded tally at 10:45 of the second served as the game-winner. It was Johnston's first career shorthanded goal and game-winning goal of his career.
- The Leopards have won three-straight games. Wentworth has outscored its opponents 13-6 during that stretch.
Endicott (11-8-2, 7-4-1 ECACN) hosts Johnson & Wales University in an Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Northeast matchup at Raymond J. Bourque Arena at 4 p.m. Wentworth (6-13-2, 5-6-1 ECACN) visits Suffolk this Saturday for a conference clash at 7 p.m.