Northeastern Rolls Past Colgate, 7-1, At Friendship Four
Junior forward Ryan Rosenthal and senior forward Mike McMurtry each register three points for Huskies

Junior forward Ryan Rosenthal had a goal and two assists for the Huskies
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 8:24  NOE1-0 EV Zach Aston-Reese (3)Colton Saucerman/3, Nolan Stevens/4
1st 13:45  CLG1-1 PP Willie Brooks (1)Tylor Spink/8, Tyson Spink/7
2nd 3:31  NOE2-1 EV GW Brendan Collier (2)Mike McMurtry/2, Matt Benning/3
2nd 4:08  NOE3-1 EV Ryan Rosenthal (2)Mike McMurtry/3, Garret Cockerill/3
2nd 7:27  NOE4-1 EV Brendan Collier (3)Ryan Rosenthal/2, Mike McMurtry/4
2nd 17:20  NOE5-1 EV Zach Aston-Reese (4)Patrick Schule/1, Eric Williams/4
2nd 19:16  NOE6-1 EV Nolan Stevens (5)John Stevens/4
3rd 14:04  NOE7-1 EV Mike McMurtry (1)Ryan Rosenthal/3
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Colgate  1001
Northeastern  1517
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Colgate  35412
Northeastern  1191030
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Colgate (4-10-1)  1/2 6/12 0
Northeastern (2-11-2)  0/6 2/4 0
Colgate Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Charlie Finn (L, 4-10-1)40:006 104014
Bruce Racine20:001 0099
Northeastern Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Derick Roy (W, 2-3-1)59:551 25411
Empty Net0:050     

BELFAST - A five-goal second period, along with a pair of goals from both Brendan Collier and Zach Aston-Reeseset the tone for the Northeastern men's ice hockey team, which blew past Colgate in the consolation game of the Friendship Four on Saturday in Belfast, Northern Ireland, 7-1.

With the score tied at one through 20 minutes, NU came out and dominated play during the second period to take control of the game. Mike McMurtry had a strong night for the Huskies, tallying one goal and two assists, while Derick Roy made 11 saves in his first action since Oct. 31.

NU outshot Colgate 30-12 in the game and won 19-of-48 faceoffs. Ryan Rosenthal and Nolan Stevens also scored for the Huskies, whose seven goals are a season-high.

Goal descriptions:

- Northeastern jumped out to a 1-0 lead with 11:36 to play in the first period as Aston-Reese, positioned atop the crease, was able to deflect a shot from Nolan Stevens that beat Finn five-hole.

- Colgate struck back on its lone power play of the first period as Willie Brooks fired a low one-timer from the point off the right post and in off a feed from Tyson Spink.

- Collier got the Huskies started during a wild second period, scoring the first of five goals in the middle frame when he took a pass from Mike McMurtry in the neutral zone, sped through a couple of Raider defenders before tucking a shot past Finn five-hole.

- Ryan Rosenthal gave Northeastern a 3-1 advantage just 29 seconds later, finishing off a strong play from NU before Rosenthal knocked the puck off a Colgate defenseman and past Finn for Rosenthal's second of the year.

- Collier buried his second of the afternoon with 12:33 to play in the second period following some tic-tac-toe passing from the Huskies. McMurtry began the play by finding Rosenthal between the hashmarks before Rosenthal took a big hit to make a play down to Collier near the crease, and Collier did the rest to best Finn low for a 4-1 Northeastern lead.

- Not to be outdone, Aston-Reese tacked on his second of the game with 2:40 left in the stanza as he banged home a rebound off a shot from Patrick Schule, giving NU a commanding 5-1 advantage.

- The Huskies then capitalized on a Colgate turnover in the final minute of the second period as John Stevenspounced on a clearing attempt before finding his brother Nolan in the slot, and Nolan went bar down on Finn for his fifth of the year.

- McMurtry would get one of his own with 5:56 remaining in regulation, burying his first of the season off a pass from Rosenthal, beating Bruce Racine top shelf. The road ahead:

Northeastern will be back in action on Saturday when the Huskies travel to No. 2/2 Boston College for a 7 p.m. puck drop at Conte Forum. The teams will then travel across town to Matthews Arena for a Sunday matinee at 4 p.m.