Smith Hat Trick Helps UMass Lowell Sweep Arizona State, 8-1
Sophomore forward C.J. Smith scores hat trick for River Hawks

Sophomore forward C.J. Smith scored a hat trick for River Hawks
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 13:59  ASU1-0 EV Anthony Croston (2)Liam McGing/3
1st 15:37  UML1-1 EV Jake Kamrass (2)Nick Master/9, Tommy Panico/5
1st 16:47  UML2-1 EV GW Ryan McGrath (7)Ryan Dmowski/3, Tyler Mueller/4
2nd 12:24  UML3-1 EV Nick Master (4)Gage Hough/1, Jake Kamrass/1
2nd 15:22  UML4-1 SH C.J. Smith (11)Joe Gambardella/19
2nd 16:32  UML5-1 EV Jake Kamrass (3)Evan Campbell/7, Ryan Dmowski/4
3rd 9:29  UML6-1 PP C.J. Smith (12)A.J. White/8, Joe Gambardella/20
3rd 15:03  UML7-1 EV C.J. Smith (13)Adam Chapie/15, Nick Master/10
3rd 16:58  UML8-1 PP Evan Campbell (4)John Edwardh/4, Jake Kamrass/2
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Arizona State  1001
UMass Lowell  2338
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Arizona State  36312
UMass Lowell  20181957
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Arizona State (5-21-0)  0/4 6/12 0
UMass Lowell (17-5-4)  2/6 4/8 1
Arizona State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Ryland Pashovitz (L, 4-13-0)40:005 1815033
David Jacobson20:003 001616
UMass Lowell Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Kevin Boyle (W, 16-5-4)60:001 26311

LOWELL, Mass. - Sophomore forward C.J. Smith (Des Moines, Iowa) netted his first career hat trick to lead the No. 8 UMass Lowell Hockey team to a 8-1 victory against Arizona State on Saturday night at the Tsongas Center in front of 5,546 fans.

"I am very pleased to get two wins on the weekend," said Head Coach Norm Bazin. "They are a first year program but they work extremely hard and they made us earn all of our space over the weekend. I am proud of these four points and we are ready to move onto next week."

The River Hawks, who improved their record to 17-5-4 overall, primarily dominated the opening frame, outshooting the Sun Devils 19-3. Arizona State was first to open the scoring on a goal from Anthony Croston at 13:59. UMass Lowell did not trail for long, as sophomore forward Jake Kamrass (Atlanta, Ga.) knotted the score 1-1 on an unassisted goal just 98 seconds later. The Sun Devils dropped to 5-21-0 overall with the loss.

The home squad continued to pound the Sun Devils zone and soon after took a 2-1 lead thanks to senior forward Ryan McGrath (O'Fallon, Mo.), who picked up his seventh tally of the season. McGrath deflected a pass from close range, thanks to assists from freshman forward Ryan Dmowski (East Lyme, Conn.) and sophomore defenseman Tyler Mueller (Regina, Sask.)

The River Hawks weren't done there, as they posted three more goals within five minutes of each other coming out of the first intermission. At 12:24, freshman forward Nick Master (Broomall, Pa.) tacked on a goal of his own, extending the team's lead to 3-1. Smith kept it rolling, as he scored a shot-handed goal to push away even further from the Sun Devils. UMass Lowell finished the second frame with a four-goal margin after Kamrass notched his second goal of the night at 16:32. Kamrass' two goals marked a new career-high.

Smith tallied his second and third goals of the game at 9:29 and 14:40 in the final period as the River Hawks jumped out to a 7-1 lead. Junior forward Evan Campbell (Port Coquitlam, B.C.) capped off the scoring at 16:58 to give the River Hawks their final goal of the night.

Senior goaltender Kevin Boyle (Manalapan, N.J.) recorded 11 saves in the outing for the River Hawks, on his way to picking up the 50th victory of his collegiate career in his 100th career game.

Saturday's contest marked the second ever meeting between the River Hawks and the Sun Devils, with UMass Lowell holding a 2-0 advantage in the all-time series. The River Hawks are back in action, at home, on Friday, February 5 as they host Northeastern in a 7:15 p.m. tilt from the Tsongas Center.