Kyle Schoppel '08
Junior Kyle Schoppel picked up two goals and an assist to lead the Jeffs to a 5-1 victory

Amherst Gets Back on Winning Track with 5-1 Win Over UMass Boston

January 6, 2007

From a UMass Boston Release
BOSTON, MA Junior forward Kyle Schoppel (Cambridge, ON) netted a pair of goals and assisted on another to lead the Amherst College men’s ice hockey team over host University of Massachusetts Boston, 5-1, today at the Clark Athletic Center on the campus of UMass Boston.  The Beacons fall to 3-7-1 (1-6-0 ECAC East/NESCAC), while the Lord Jeffs improve to 7-2-1 (4-1-1 ECAC East/NESCAC).

Schoppel’s first tally broke a scoring drought of 32:38 for both teams when sophomore Joel Covelli (Carlisle, ON) and senior captain Sean Ellis (Springfield, MA) combined to feed him for Amherst’s first score at 7:22 of the second period on a power play.  The Lord Jeffs wasted no time in striking again, when sophomore Brendan Powers (Walpole, MA) netted his fifth goal of the season just 15 seconds later with an assist from classmate Will Collins (Edina, MN) to give Amherst a 2-0 margin. 

Covelli and sophomore Jeff Landers (Hanover, MA) hooked up with junior Gregg Adamo (Manalapan, NJ), on another power play at 11:23 of the middle period for a 3-0 Amherst lead. 

First-year Jack Baer (Edina, MN) padded the Amherst advantage when Schoppel and Ellis set him up for his third goal of the year at 9:38 of the third period to give the Jeffs a 4-0 lead, but UMass Boston got on the board when first-year Kris Kranzky netted his second goal of the year after getting an assist from sophomores Andrew Ward and Rocco Dabecco to cut the deficit to 4-1. 

The Lord Jeffs responded less than two minutes later when Schoppel capped the scoring with his second goal of the day and Covelli picked up his third assist of the afternoon, combining with senior Brandon Zangel (Highlands Ranch, CO) at 14:14 of the final period.

Senior Josh Fillman (Charlestown, MA) earned the victory for Amherst, turning away 18 shots on the day. 
UMass Boston first-year goaltender Ryan Donovan stopped 27 shots and allowed three goals in two periods of action before leaving due to an injury. First-year Peter Dundovich made his collegiate debut, playing the final period for UMB, while allowing two goals and making 11 stops. 

The Lord Jeffs return to action when they host NESCAC foe Hamilton College on Jan. 9 at 7:00 p.m.