Raei Scores Two, Ice Hockey Opens Season With Overtime Win

This was Raei's second-career game with the game winner and two goals (PHOTO BY: Mary Gettens)

FOXBORO, Massachusetts (November 2, 2019) – The Stonehill College men's ice hockey team opened the 2019 season with a 4-3 overtime victory over non-conference foe UMass Dartmouth on Saturday night at Foxboro Sports Center.

By the Numbers:

  • Stonehill's (1-0-0) Kayser Raei registered two goals including the game winner, while Cameron Wright, and John Peloso recorded the other tallies. Ryan Meade picked up three assists bringing his career total to 18, while Wright chipped in two assists for three total points in the game. Branden Nehmer, Charles Page, and Mike Seoane also tallied helpers.
  • Sophomore Chase McKay kicked off the season with 37 saves and his third win of his career.
  • UMass Dartmouth (0-1-0) saw Steven Leonard with two goals, while Nicholas Short chipped in two assists. The Corsairs saw Cameron Mack with the third goal and Griffin Wiencek, Austin Miller, Sean Leonard, and Eric Bolden all registered helpers.
  • The Corsairs' Daniel Davidson recorded 21 saves.
  • UMass Dartmouth outshot the Skyhawks 40-25, as both teams scored one power play goal each.

Meade was one of two players to tally three points (3A) in the season opener (PHOTO BY: Mary Gettens)

How It Happened:

  • Dartmouth was called for the third penalty of the game at 14:49 and Stonehill got off three shots during that time. One of the three shots was Wright's first goal of the season and 24th of his career as Meade and Raei swung the dish around the horn before crossing it on front of the net to Wright for a 1-0 lead.
  • On Stonehill's second penalty of the game, Leonard grabbed the puck as it was swung around the zone and slid it past McKay to tie the game, 1-1, at 3:29 in the second period.
  • Six minutes later, the Skyhawks responded and picked up the lead once again, 2-1, with Peloso's first-career goal. A turnover in the Corsair's offensive zone led to Stonehill taking the puck down the ice and the freshman hammered it home as Davidson was unable to slide over for the save at 9:21,
  • In the third period, the Skyhawks saw Raei with his first goal of the season at 3:46, before the Corsairs responded with two goals of their own from Mack and Leonard to even the score, 1-1.
  • UMass Dartmouth outshot the Skyhawks in every period except the first frame. As the Corsairs forced the game into extra time, the two teams combined for six shots.

  • Wright was the second player to record three points (1G, 2A) (PHOTO BY: Mary Gettens)
    With one minute remaining on the clock, Raei was left wide open just slightly right of the cage following a scrum on the boards and he was able to send the puck high as it richocheted off the crossbar and over the line to edge the Corsairs, 4-3 in overtime.

Up Next:

Stonehill opens Northeast-10 Conference play on Friday, November 8 as they host Assumption College at Foxboro Sports Center with a 7:00 p.m. puck drop.

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