Northeastern Shuts Out Massachusetts, 5-0
Freshman netminder Ryan Ruck makes 16 saves for Huskies

Freshman netminder Ryan Ruck made 16 saves for the Huskies
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
2nd 0:24  NOE1-0 EV GW Zach Aston-Reese (9)Nolan Stevens/12, Dustin Darou/2
2nd 5:40  NOE2-0 EV Kevin Roy (1)Garret Cockerill/8
2nd 10:51  NOE3-0 EV Garret Cockerill (5)Colton Saucerman/8, Dylan Sikura/10
3rd 12:09  NOE4-0 EV Colton Saucerman (2)Garret Cockerill/9, Zach Aston-Reese/18
3rd 16:18  NOE5-0 PP Nolan Stevens (11)Zach Aston-Reese/19, John Stevens/12
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Northeastern  0325
Massachusetts  0000
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Northeastern  6101127
Massachusetts  56516
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Northeastern (11-13-5)  1/3 2/4 0
Massachusetts (8-18-4)  0/2 3/6 0
Northeastern Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Ryan Ruck (W, 9-10-4)59:510 56516
Empty Net0:090     
Massachusetts Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Nic Renyard (L, 5-13-4)60:005 67922

AMHURST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts hockey played level with Northeastern through the opening frame, but the Huskies managed three goals in the second period to skate past the Minutemen, 5-0 on Friday night at the Mullins Center. The loss leaves the Minutemen at 8-18-4 overall, 2-13-4 in Hockey East, while the Huskies improve to 11-13-5, 5-8-4 in league action.

Northeastern broke up the scoreless deadlock just 24 ticks into the second period. Nolan Stevens set up Zach Aston-Reese for the redirection at the doorstep on a 2-on-1 that put the Huskies on top, 1-0.

Then 5:40 into the frame, Kevin Roy tucked a shot inside the left post off a feed from Garret Cockerill just inside the blueline to bring the NU lead to 2-0.

Cockerill later added the Huskies' third of the period at 10:51 as his shot from the point found its way past netminder Nic Renyard. Colton Saucerman and Dylan Sikura added assists on the play, as well.

The Huskies scored their fourth of the evening 12:09 into the third period. After spending extended time in the UMass zone, Saucerman fired in a slap shot from the right point after receiving the puck from Cockerill and Stevens.

Northeastern then capped off the scoring with a tally from Stevens on the power play at 16:18.

Northeastern finished with a 27-16 shot advantage and went 1-for-3 on the power play, while the Minutemen were 0-for-2. Renyard totaled 22 saves for UMass and Ryan Ruck made 16 stops en route to the shutout.

UMass and Northeastern will be back on the ice tomorrow night, Feb. 13, in Boston, Mass., for the second game of the season series between the squads, slated for 7 p.m. at Matthews Arena.