Turk Scores Hat Trick As Vermont Upends Northeastern, 6-2
Junior forward Jonathan Turk posts three goals and an assist for the Catamounts

Junior forward Jonathan Turk had three goals and an assist for the Catamounts
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 16:33  VER1-0 EV Mike Paliotta (1)Jonathan Turk/1, Mario Puskarich/1
2nd 9:16  VER2-0 EV Mario Puskarich (1)Mike Paliotta/1, Alexx Privitera/1
2nd 11:33  VER3-0 PP GW Jonathan Turk (1)Kyle Reynolds/1, Mike Paliotta/2
2nd 18:08  VER4-0 EV Jonathan Turk (2)Mario Puskarich/2, Brendan Bradley/1
2nd 19:25  VER5-0 EV Jake Fallon (1)Kyle Reynolds/2, Mike Paliotta/3
3rd 3:33  NOE1-5 EV Mike Szmatula (1)Kevin Roy/1, Zach Aston-Reese/1
3rd 5:22  NOE2-5 EV Dax Lauwers (1)Mike McMurtry/1, Dalen Hedges/1
3rd 16:42  VER6-2 EV Jonathan Turk (3)Alexx Privitera/2
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Vermont  1416
Northeastern  0022
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Vermont  7191137
Northeastern  109524
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Vermont (1-0-0)  1/3 4/8 0
Northeastern (0-1-0)  0/2 5/10 0
Vermont Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Brody Hoffman (W, 1-0-0)60:002 109322
Northeastern Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Clay Witt (L, 0-1-0)40:005 615021
Derick Roy20:001 001010

BOSTON -- Vermont used a four-goal second period and a hat trick from Jonathan Turk to knock off the No. 16 Northeastern men's ice hockey team (0-1-0, 0-1-0) on Saturday night at Matthews Arena.

Mike Szmatula and Dax Lauwers scored for the Huskies, while Clay Witt made 21 saves through two periods before giving way to Derick Roy (10 saves) at the start of the third.

Turk scored twice in the second before adding a third late in the third period to lead the charge for the Catamounts, who also received multi-point nights from Mike Paliotta (one goal, three assists), Mario Puskarich (one goal, two assists), Alexx Privitera (two assists) and Kyle Reynolds (two assists). Brody Hoffman made 22 saves in goal for UVM, which outshot NU 37-24 in the game.

Both teams had their chances throughout the first period, with NU holding a slight 10-7 edge in shots on goal, but it was the Catamounts who drew first blood late in the frame to take a 1-0 lead into the dressing room.

The Huskies had a couple early bids to strike first, one coming from Zach Aston-Reese when he stole the puck from Hoffman behind the cage and dished to Garret Cockerill at the point, but Hoffman recovered in time to make the save. Cockerill had another chance minutes later when his shot from the blue line was stopped by Hoffman, and Nolan Stevensnearly stuffed home the rebound on the doorstep.

Torin Snydeman nearly put Northeastern on top with 3:57 left in the period as the Huskies broke loose on a three-on-one. After a UVM defender dropped down to block the passing lane, Snydeman elected to snap a shot off on Hoffman, who made the shoulder save.

The Catamounts took a 1-0 advantage with 3:27 to play in the frame when Mike Paliotta fired a one-timer from the point that got through traffic and beat a screened Witt.

UVM took control of the game from the drop of the puck in the second period, scoring four goals to take a commanding 5-0 lead. The first came 9:16 into the frame when Mario Puskarich tucked home a loose puck in front of the cage for his first of the season.

Two minutes later, Jonathan Turk made it 3-0 when he buried a power play tally off a cross-ice feed from Kyle Reynolds. Turk would then pick up his second of the night with 2:52 left in the period on a pass from Puskarich.

Vermont potted its fifth of the night with just 35 seconds remaining in the second on a goal from Jake Fallon.

Northeastern attempted to claw its way back into the game at the start of the third period , and got on the board when Szmatula knocked home a centering pass from Kevin Roythat got through the legs of Hoffman for the score three minutes into the frame.

Less than two minutes later, Lauwers brought the Huskies within three when he fired home a shot from the left side off a redirection from Mike McMurtry. UVM would bring it back to a four-goal game with 3:18 left in regulation as Turk completed the hat trick with a redirection past Derick Roy, off an initial shot from Alexx Privitera at the point.

The Huskies will be back in action next weekend when Northeastern travels to No. 5 Colgate for a pair of games, beginning Friday night at 7 p.m.