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Four-Goal Second Period Leads Hockey Past Western New England

Four-Goal Second Period Leads Hockey Past Western New England

EVERETT, Mass. – Senior Georgy Gorodetsky (Yekaterinburg, Russia) recorded a hat trick and sophomore Joey O'Leary (Boston, Mass.) assisted on three goals as the Wentworth Institute of Technology ice hockey team picked up its second straight win with a 6-2 triumph over Western New England in Commonwealth Coast Conference action Saturday afternoon.


RECORDS:  WIT (6-8-1, 2-5-1 CCC); WNE (3-10-2, 1-6-1 CCC)
SHOTS:  WIT 48; WNE 35
GOALIE SAVES:  WIT – Connor Carbo, 33; WNE – Kyle Carducci, 42


  • Western New England netted the only goal of the first period, coming on the power play, as freshman Tyler Pohlig (Broomall, Pa.) scored at 17:53. The Golden Bears had a 13-8 shot advantage in the opening frame with seven of the Leopards' eight shots on goal coming on four power plays.
  • Gorodetsky evened the score at 1-all to start a four-goal second period for the Leopards when he scored from O'Leary at 2:29. However, Western New England reclaimed the lead at 6:12 on a goal from junior Nolan Zweep (Abbortsford, B.C.).
  • Just 30 seconds later, Gorodetsky gave the hosts the lead for good when he intercepted a pass deep in the Leopard zone and skated down the ice, tallying an unassisted goal. His second goal of the game ignited a three-goal run which saw freshman Carter Stephenson (West Vancouver, B.C.) score on the power play from freshman Sam Milnes (Middletown, R.I.) and senior Adam Tracey (Sleepy Hollow, N.Y.) at 11:54. Tracey and fellow classmate Nate Chase (Plainfield, Ill.) set up sophomore Jake McKenelley (Middleton, Mass.) on the power play to give Wentworth a 4-2 lead at 12:28.
  • The Leopards put a whopping 23 shots on net in the third period and increased their lead to 6-2 after freshman Guillaume Bose (San Jose, Calif.) scored from senior Connor Busch (Lake in the Hills, Ill.) and O'Leary at 2:15 of the third period and Gorodetsky completed his hat trick when he scored with 5:14 remaining in the contest, off assists from Bose and O'Leary.
  • Freshman Connor Carbo (Berlin, Vt.) had an impressive collegiate debut for the Black & Gold, making 33 saves and keeping the Golden Bears off the scoreboard over the final 33:48. Western New England senior Kyle Carducci (Rocky Hill, Conn.) made 42 stops in defeat. Wentworth had a 48-35 shot advantage.


  • Today marked the 39th all-time meeting between the two programs. Wentworth, which was already 1-0-1 against Western New England this season, has a 31-7-1 series advantage. The Leopards are 6-0-1 in the last seven meetings between the two programs.


  • Wentworth travels to Curry on Friday, January 24, for a CCC matchup. The two teams will play in Everett on Saturday, January 25.

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