By: Dan McLoone
BOSTON – The offense continues to click for the Northeastern hockey team, as the Huskies finished off a weekend sweep of Sacred Heart with a 7-0 win at Matthews Arena on Saturday night.
Dylan Sikura got the scoring started for the Huskies (2-0-0), scoring on a power play just 3:47 into the game before adding a second tally six minutes later. Matt Filipe and Grant Jozefek extended the lead to 4-0 later in the period, both netting their third goals of the young season. The four goals ended goalie Nathan Perry’s night early for the Pioneers (0-2-0), making just seven saves on 11 shots before being pulled in favor of Brett Magnus.
The change in net didn’t stop the Huskies, who made it 5-0 halfway through the second period on a Zach Solow tally before Adam Gaudette fired home a pass from Sikura to make it 6-0. Solow added his second goal of the game 1:20 into the third on a diving redirect to put the game on ice.
Netminder Cayden Primeau was strong in net, making 18 saves in picking up the shutout victory in his collegiate debut. Although he wasn’t tested often, the freshman held his own whenever Sacred Heart created any offensive chances, sending aside a few tough shots while covering up any second chance rebounds.
It was a chippy game altogether, as the two teams combined for 20 penalties, including four game misconducts and 10 penalties in the third period. Bobby Hampton was ejected just six minutes into the game for contact to the head, while a flurry of penalties in the third saw Vito Bavaro and Austin McIlmury sent packing for Sacred Heart and Gaudette ejected for the Huskies.
Northeastern will look to continue it’s early-season success when it travels to Rochester to take on RIT next Saturday. Puck drop is slated for 7 p.m., with full coverage provided by WRBB beginning at 6:45.