Penmen fall in Stovepipe tourney shootout

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Ryan Dunn (left) and Victor Tracy (promotional photo)

HOOKSETT, NH – One slap of the puck was all that stood between the Southern New Hampshire University Penmen and the 2018 Manchester PAL/Stovepipe Tournament championship, falling to Fredonia in a shootout on Sunday afternoon.

The Penmen clinched their berth in the finals on Saturday thanks to a 2-1 win against UMass Boston. Chris Moquin and Charlie Davis provided second period goals, with Kurt Gutting stopping 54 shots in net for SNHU.

UMass Boston ranked seventh in USCHO’s Division III poll earlier this week, defeating SNHU in the two teams last encounter in 2013 at UMass Boston’s Codfish Bowl Tournament.

In the championship game on Sunday, SNHU and Fredonia traded goals in the first period, with Swedish-born sophomore Victory Tracy giving Fredonia the lead off a power play goal in the second period.

SNHU tied the game 13:50 into the third as Joe Florino flipped the puck past Blue Devils goaltender Anton Rosen.

After a scoreless fourth period, it would take nine attempts before either team broke the deadlock, as sophomore Jasper Korican-Barlay hit the top shelf for Fredonia, setting the stage for their victory when SNHU junior DJ Goldstein missed on the shootout’s next attempt.

SNHU hits the ice again on Saturday at home as they face Franklin Pierce.

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Andrew Sylvia

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Born and raised in the Granite State, Andrew Sylvia has written approximately 10,000 pieces over his career for outlets across Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont. On top of that, he's a licensed notary and licensed to sell property, casualty and life insurance, he's been a USSF trained youth soccer and futsal referee for the past six years and he can name over 60 national flags in under 60 seconds according to that flag game app he has on his phone, which makes sense because he also has a bachelor's degree in geography (like Michael Jordan). He can also type over 100 words a minute on a good day.