Greg Adamo posted two goals for the Jeffs.

Three Power-Play Goals Fuel Amherst Victory Over UMass-Boston, 5-2

January 7, 2006

By Ryan O'Donnell '08

AMHERST, MA - The Amherst College men’s hockey team skated past visiting ECAC East rival UMass-Boston, 5-2, on Saturday afternoon. The Jeffs improve to 6-4-1 overall and 3-2-1 in conference play while the Beacons drop to (0-11-1) (0-7 ECAC East). A trio of power-play goals fueled the Amherst attack as the Jeffs finished three-of-eight with the one-man advantage. Sophomore forward Greg Adamo (Manalapan, NJ) paced Amherst with a pair of scores.

UMass-Boston opened the scoring just 46 seconds in when sophomore forward Dave Simpson (Scituate, MA) found the net with assists from fellow sophomore forward Dave Baczkowski (Maynard, MA) and first year forward Billy Langmaid (Danvers, MA). Amherst junior forward Erik Lund (Edina, MN) leveled the score blasting home a one-timer with assists from rookie defenseman Rylan Burns (Mill Bay, BC) and classmate Olufemi Amurawaiye (Whitby, ON).

The Jeffs grabbed the lead in the second stanza on the power-play when Adamo one-timed a shot underneath Beacon freshman goaltender Mathew Lopes (Falmouth, MA) off feeds from sophomore forward Andrew Schremp (Denver, CO) and rookie defenseman Shane Lennox (N. Vancouver, BC).

The Jeffs padded their lead 52 seconds into the final frame when junior forward Sean Ellis (Springfield, MA) tallied his second score of the weekend burying a pass from senior forward Steve Nelson (Wayzata, MN) on the power-play. Amherst seized a three-goal advantage when sophomore defenseman Michael McIntosh (Soldotna, AK) connected on a shot after dishes from Burns and Ellis on the power-play. The Beacons answered on a man advantage midway through the third period when rookie forward Corey O’Neil (Brewster, MA) scored from junior forward Ron Hernandez (Riverside, CA) and freshman forward Michael Muolo (Stoneham, MA). Adamo skillfully batted home a rebound out of the air with five minutes to play off a Lennox shot to seal the win for the Jeffs.

Junior netminder Josh Fillman (Charlestown, MA) made 19 stops in the game while Lopes finished with 49 saves for UMass-Boston.

Amherst returns to action Tuesday, January 10th at NESCAC rival Hamilton College.