|1st||8:24||NOE||1-0||EV||Zach Aston-Reese (3)||Colton Saucerman/3, Nolan Stevens/4|
|1st||13:45||CLG||1-1||PP||Willie Brooks (1)||Tylor Spink/8, Tyson Spink/7|
|2nd||3:31||NOE||2-1||EV GW||Brendan Collier (2)||Mike McMurtry/2, Matt Benning/3|
|2nd||4:08||NOE||3-1||EV||Ryan Rosenthal (2)||Mike McMurtry/3, Garret Cockerill/3|
|2nd||7:27||NOE||4-1||EV||Brendan Collier (3)||Ryan Rosenthal/2, Mike McMurtry/4|
|2nd||17:20||NOE||5-1||EV||Zach Aston-Reese (4)||Patrick Schule/1, Eric Williams/4|
|2nd||19:16||NOE||6-1||EV||Nolan Stevens (5)||John Stevens/4|
|3rd||14:04||NOE||7-1||EV||Mike McMurtry (1)||Ryan Rosenthal/3|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Charlie Finn (L, 4-10-1)||40:00||6||10||4||0||14|
|Derick Roy (W, 2-3-1)||59:55||1||2||5||4||11|
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.
- 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.