McGrath stops 46 shots for Fitchburg State in non-conference setback
Boston, Mass. – The Fitchburg State ice hockey team dropped a tough 2-1 decision to the Cardinals of Wesleyan University in first round action of the 55th annual Codfish Bowl Tournament this afternoon, hosted by UMass Boston.
Score: Fitchburg State 1, Wesleyan 2
Records: Fitchburg State (6-3-1) | Wesleyan (5-3-0)
How It Happened
Wesleyan nearly opened the scoring late in the first period as junior forward Cam Peritz (Palmer, Mass.) fired a shot on frame, but Falcon keeper Brian McGrath (Worcester, Mass.) was able to deny the scoring chance to preserve the 0-0 deadlock going into the second period.
In the middle frame, Fitchburg State broke the 0-0 stalemate midway through the stanza as freshman defenseman Egan Wolford (San Jose, Calif.) gathered a feed from classmate Gene Bouthiette (Enfield, Conn.) and deposited a shot into the back of the net for his second tally on the season for the 1-0 edge.
In the third period, Wesleyan knotted the score (1-1) 2:41 into the third period when sophomore Quincy Gregg (Stamford, Conn.) connected on his third marker of the year. The Cardinal grabbed the lead three minutes later with sophomore Tyler Levine (Laguna Beach, Calif.) received a pass from newcomer Michael Kerbrat (Laguna Niguel, Calif.) and netted his fourth marker of the 2019-20 campaign, resulting in the 2-1 final..
By the Numbers
- 2nd meeting between the two squads with the Falcons 0-1-1 all-time vs the Cardinals
- Wesleyan finished with a 48-24 margin in shots
- Fitchburg State went 0-for-1 with the man advantage
- McGrath stopped 46 shots for the Falcons
- Senior Tim Potter (Darien, Conn.) made 23 saves for the Cardinal
Falcons will take the Falcons of Albertus Magnus in the consolation round of the 55th annual Codfish Bowl, hosted by UMass Boston tomorrow at 1:00 PM. Cardinal will take on the Beacons of UMass Boston tomorrow in the Championship round of the 55th Codfish Bowl at 4:00 PM.