Golden Bears Fall to No. 8/9 Endicott in CCC Action, 9-2

Senior forward David DiSchiavi scored his first goal of the season in Western New England's loss at Endicott on Saturday (photo by Rachael Margossian).
Senior forward David DiSchiavi scored his first goal of the season in Western New England's loss at Endicott on Saturday (photo by Rachael Margossian).

DiSchiavi and Giacomin score for Western New England

BEVERLY, Mass. (December 2, 2017) –
The Western New England University ice hockey team fell to No.8/9 nationally ranked Endicott College, 9-2, on Saturday evening in Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) action at Raymond Bourque Arena. 

Top Performers
• Senior forward David DiSchiavi (Etobicoke, Ont.) and freshman defenseman Adamo Giacomin (Richmond Hill, Ont.) both scored for the Golden Bears, while junior forward Tyler Hines (North Haven, Conn.) recorded a team-high five shots on goal.

• Endicott junior forward Daniel Kucerovy (Bethel Park, N.Y.) followed up Friday night's three-point effort with two more goals and another assist to pace the Gulls offensively.
• Sophomore Jack Kilty (Medway, Mass.) posted a two-goal effort.  

Game Review
• Five different Gulls found the back of the net in the first period as Endicott held a 5-0 advantage after 20 minutes of play.
• Kilty scored his second goal of the game early in the second period and junior Josh Bowes (Edmonton, Alta.) made it 7-0 at the 14:50 mark before DiSchiavi got the Golden Bears on the board with 2:23 remaining in the frame.
• After Endicott tacked on two more goals early in the third, Western New England capitalized on a power play opportunity midway through the period as Giacomin scored his third of the season on a feed from junior Matt O'Dea (Orland Park, Ill.).

Notes
• The Gulls outshot the Golden Bears 50-26.
• Western New England held a 45-37 advantage in the faceoff circle, led by DiSchiavi, who went 15-for-20. .

Up Next
Western New England (4-7-1, 1-6-1 CCC) will be back in action next Friday night at the University of New England, while Endicott (9-1, 8-0 CCC) hosts Johnson & Wales.