Northeastern Rolls Past Simon Fraser, 10-2
Freshman forward Jason Cotton posts hat trick for Huskies

Freshman forward Jason Cotton scored a hat trick for the Huskies
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 2:18  NOE1-0 EV Kevin RoyDalen Hedges, Mike McMurtry
1st 2:48  NOE2-0 EV Patrick SchuleTrevor Owens, Tanner Pond
1st 14:30  NOE3-0 PP GW Zach Aston-ReeseNolan Stevens, John Stevens
2nd 7:03  NOE4-0 EV Mike McMurtryGarret Cockerill
3rd 1:32  NOE5-0 EV Adam GaudetteZach Aston-Reese, Sam Kurker
3rd 1:51  SFR1-5 EV Mak BardenTyler Basham
3rd 3:42  NOE6-1 EV Jason CottonBrendan Collier, Jarrett Fennell
3rd 8:30  NOE7-1 EV Lincoln GriffinKevin Roy, Jarrett Fennell
3rd 16:57  NOE8-1 EV Eric WilliamsBrendan Collier
3rd 17:33  SFR2-8 EV Adam Callegari -
3rd 18:00  NOE9-2 EV Jason CottonTrevor Owens, Jake Schechter
3rd 19:03  NOE10-2 EV Jason CottonAdam Gaudette, Garret Cockerill
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Simon Fraser  0022
Northeastern  31610
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Simon Fraser  32611
Northeastern  23231763
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Simon Fraser  0/5 4/8 0
Northeastern  1/3 6/12 0
Simon Fraser Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Lyndon Stanwood (L)60:0010 20221153
Northeastern Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Derick Roy (W)20:000 3003
Jake Theut20:000 0202
Ryan Ruck20:002 0044

BOSTON - The Northeastern men's ice hockey got its season started in a big way on Sunday afternoon, firing 63 shots on Simon Fraser and scoring 10 times en route to a 10-2 victory at Matthews Arena. Jason Cotton recorded a hat trick, with all goals coming in the third period, while the Huskies received points from 18 different skaters.

All three of Northeastern's goaltenders saw action on Sunday as Derick Roy (three saves), Jake Theut (two saves) and Ryan Ruck (four saves) all played one period for the Huskies.

NU outshot Simon Fraser 63-11 in the game, and led 4-0 through 40 minutes of play before exploding for six goals in the final frame. The Huskies received goals from eight different skaters, including six goals from freshmen.

Goal descriptions:

- Northeastern controlled the puck in the SFU zone for nearly one minute, cycling the puck below the goal line until Dalen Hedges hit Roy with a pass at the right faceoff dot. Roy quickly settled the puck and fired it over Stanwood's glove just 2:18 into the game.

- Thirty seconds later, NU went up by two when Patrick Schule cleaned up the mess in front of the Simon Fraser net. After Tanner Pond won a faceoff back to Trevor Owens, Owens sent a low shot on goal from the point that Stanwood saved, but Schule was there to hammer home the rebound.

- Northeastern took a commanding three-goal lead with 5:30 left in the first period as Aston-Reese one-timed a pass from Nolan Stevens in the final seconds of an NU power play, beating Stanwood five-hole on a shot from the left dot.

- Mike McMurtry put the Huskies up 4-0 seven minutes into the second when he connected with Garret Cockerill on a give-and-go, ending with a McMurtry wrist shot over the glove of Stanwood from between the hashmarks.

- Adam Gaudette got into the action to make it 5-0 less than two minutes into the third period, finishing off a feed from Aston-Reese on the doorstep to beat Stanwood.

- SFU spoiled the shutout bid just 19 seconds after the Gaudette goal as Mak Barden took a pass from Tyler Basham and ripped a shot over Ruck's left shoulder.

- NU got the goal right back to take a 6-1 edge when Jason Cotton received a pass from Brendan Collier in transition, ripping a shot into the top right corner with 16:18 to go in regulation.

- Lincoln Griffin potted his first goal as a Husky, sending a low shot five-hole off a threaded pass from Roy for a 7-1 Northeastern advantage with 11:30 to play.

- Eric Williams extended the lead to 8-1 with 3:03 remaining when he one-timed a feed from Collier at the point, ripping a shot through traffic and past Stanwood.

- Simon Fraser got one back with 2:27 left as Adam Callegari's centering bid caught the stick of a Northeastern defenseman, redirecting the puck into the net.

- Cotton would add a pair of goals late in regulation, and completed the hat trick when he received a feed from Gaudette, sped towards the cage and deked Stanwood before tucking the puck inside the left post.

Stats of the game:

- All of Northeastern's newcomers (Jon Barry, Jason Cotton, Adam Gaudette, Lincoln Griffin, Sam Kurker, Ruck, Schule, Eric Williams) dressed in their first game as a Husky

- NU utilized all three of its goaltenders during the contest.

Up Next:

- The Huskies will open the regular season on Saturday night when Northeastern hosts Colgate at 7 p.m. from Matthews Arena.