WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – The Endicott men's ice hockey team fell to Western New England University, 4-3, on Saturday night in conference action at the Olympia Ice Center.
Trailing 2-1 early in the second period, Luhmann answered for the Gulls at the 2:06 mark off an Olsson rebound that hit the post to even up the contest. Olsson followed later on with a tally of his own at 14:28 (PP) to give Endicott a 3-2 advantage but the Golden Bears responded with a pair of goals down the stretch (16:55, 2nd, PP | 3:37, 3rd SH) to come away with the victory.
Meanwhile, in net, Conor O'Brien (Pinellas Park, Fla.) stopped 16 shots, while his counterpart Kyle Carducci (Rocky Hill, Conn.) made a season-high 52 saves for the Golden Bears.
BEYOND THE BOX SCORE
- Despite the loss, Endicott is 9-1-0 all-time against Western New England.
- The Gulls are 6-5-1 on the road this season.
- Carducci's career-high for saves is 57 (vs. UNE, 6-5 loss, December 8, 2017).
Endicott (15-8-2, 9-8-0 CCC) will travel to Nichols for a Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Tournament quarterfinals matchup on Wednesday, October 20 at 7:10 PM. Western New England's season comes to a close at 8-17-0, 3-14-0 CCC.
(Photo Credit - David Le '10)