On Sunday, March 10th, all-stars from NECHA’s Colonial South division teamed up with all-stars from the Patriot East and American South for a regulation 60-minute All-Star Game against the Colonial North, Patriot West and American North divisions.
Cody Warnock, Alex Lyman and Vinny Tudino represented Rhode Island College and the Colonial South Division.
Warnock led the charge and helped secure the win for the South/East/South. With a goal and two assists under his belt for the day, Warnock was bestowed with the MVP title. Tudino posted a shut-out division during his portion of time in net and was awarded the Best Goalie honor for his effort.
Anchormen Blow Lead, Lose Championship in Third Period Against UNH -
Marco Scotti was the only one on the scoresheet for the Anchormen on Sunday, February 17th against UNH at Conway Arena. His unassisted goal in the second period broke the 0-0 knot. RIC took the 1 goal lead into the third, but couldn’t fend off Matt Hazuda and UNH’s powerplay squad, who took advantage of Brett Mora’s hooking penalty and tied it up. Greg Bueddeman scored what would be the go-ahead goal for the Chargers much later in the third period, with 4 minutes left to play. Brian Moriarty and Ben Borelli sealed it up with a couple more last-minute goals each. Despite playing 41 minutes of shutout hockey and 56 minutes of 1-goal hockey goaltender stud Vinny Tudino and the rest of the Anchormen couldn’t secure the big win.
Another great Rhode Island College hockey season goes into the books, however, as well as a 18-5-2 overall record.
Tough 4-1 loss in the championship, but Congrats to UNH onhard fought win.— RIC Hockey (@RIChockey) February 17, 2013
Great comeback win from being down 3-1 with 8 minutes left, scoring 2 goals in the last 2 minutes and 30 seconds for a final of 4-3— RIC Hockey (@RIChockey) February 16, 2013
RIC Sinks Coast Guard Academy 19-2 -
The Anchormen drowned the Coast Guard Academy on February 3rd at Dennis Lynch Arena in Pawtucket. After 60 minutes of play that featured hat tricks by both Brett Mora and Ryan Huber, 5 points each from Mike Young, Brad Conway, Mark Natalizia, and Marco Scotti and a total of 55 shots on two Coast Guard goaltenders, the scoreboard showed a lopsided 19-2. RIC goaltenders excelled in a relatively easy night; Patrick Noke stopped 18 of 20 in the first two periods and Christopher Pedchenko saved all 11 he saw in the third.
RIC Downs Daniel Webster 9-1 -
Cody Warnock notched a hat-trick and Vinny Tudino stopped 30 of 31.
RIC Bests Tufts in Makeup Game on Sunday -
7-3 final over Tufts University lead by Mark Natalizia’s 4 goals. Finishing the weekend 3-0and alone a top the Colonial South Conference.
On Saturday morning, RIC and UNH sat tied atop the Colonial South standings. By Saturday’s end, however, one team would have sole possession of first place.
The 9pm matchup between the two rivals at Dennis Lynch in Pawtucket was physical and fast from the opening draw. Between the pipes, Vinny Tudino and James Withington were up to the challenge. Despite all the powerplays (Tudino and the Anchormen warded off 3 opportunities, Withington & WPI: 2), they both put up goose eggs for the first period.
The scoreless tie remained intact for half of the second period until Mark Natalizia put the first goal on the scoreboard with assists from Mike Young & Marco Scotti. One was all it took to get to Withington, it seemed, as Brad Conway netted another goal for the Anchormen minutes later. Cody Warnock and Mike Young had the assists on what was Conway’s first goal of the season. Not satisfied with a 2 goal lead, RIC kept the gas on high. Just a few minutes later, Marco Scotti lit the lamp up with the help from Brian Luther and Michael Martinelli.
With 1:34 left of the clock for the second period, and so much on the line for the game, things started to get a little heated. UNH’s Connor Dolansky landed himself in the box with a roughing penalty. Seconds later, Seth Tobias was nailed with an elbowing call. On the next face-off, Matt Hazuda and Alex Lyman clashed and exchanged some shoves and words and both ended up with 2 minutes for roughing. To close out the period, UNH’s Greg Bueddeman took out some his frustration with Tudino, who had just finished up another scoreless period. Both parties ended up with 2 minutes for unsportsmanlike conduct and Cody Warnock found himself in the box after the the dust settled with 2 for elbowing.
Although RIC successfully killed 7 penalties prior, UNH’s Jeff Cafarchio finally found a way to beat Tudino on the powerplay to start off the third period. Shortly after the goal, however, UNH’s Cody Vose landed himself 2 minutes for slashing. Warnock got retaliation for the penalty where it hurts the most; the scoreboard. Natalizia set him up with the assist and RIC took a 4-1 lead. Things started to get chippy again between the rivals as the seconds wound down and it became evident RIC would sit atop the standings. With 1:54 remaining in the game, Warnock found himself in the box for the fourth time in the night, this time, he was guilty of a cross check. Greg Bueddeman scored on the powerplay with 29 ticks left in the game to make the score 4-2. Scoring the goal meant letting Warnock out of the box, however, and on the next face-off, RIC’s leading scorer Cody Warnock marched down the ice and scored unassisted with 24 seconds left to play. The goal was his 19th of the season, making him tied for 15th in the nation.
Tudino’s stellar effort between the pipes (saved 36 of 38) was good enough to notch his 13th win of the season. The win pushes The Anchormen to 14-4-2 on the season and makes Rhode Island the sole leader of the Colonial South.
RIC looks forward to a 3-game weekend starting Friday, February 1st against Daniel Webster at Dennis Lynch in Pawtucket. The Anchormen then ship down to New London Saturday afternoon for the first of back-to-back nautical matchups against Coast Guard Academy at 1pm at Dayton Arena. On Sunday, the third, the Coast Guard comes up to Pawtucket for the second game at 2pm at Dennis Lynch.
RIC took down WPI in the third straight blowout win on Friday at Dennis Lynch.
Marco Scotti set the tone quickly when he buried the first of the night on a pass from Mike Young one minute and forty-two seconds into the game. Cody Warnock added an unassisted goal later in the opening period. Shortly after Warnock’s goal, Brett Mora gave the Anchormen a 3 goal lead to go into the first intermission, Seth Tobias recorded the assist.
The Anchormen didn’t let up. Four minutes and eight seconds into the second period Warnock dished it to Alex Lyman who found the back of the net to make it 4-0. Two minutes later it was 5-0: Young found Mark Natalizia who beat WPI netminder Michael Strauss. RIC would add one more at the end of the second when Mora scored his second of the night. Warnock and Lyman had the assists on the sixth goal of the night.
Bill Sweeney took over goaltending duties for WPI to start of the third after Strauss stopped only 26 of 32 in the first 40 minutes. Although RIC’s offense poured it on, Mike Young was the only one to best Sweeney. He stopped 23 of 24 in his 20 minutes of playing time. Young’s goal was his second of the night, and Lyman notched his third point of the night with the assist.
RIC goaltender Vinny Tudino stopped all 21 and recorded his third shutout of the year in the 7-0 win. He also improved his season’s GAA to 2.18. The Anchormen improve their record to 13-4-2 with the blowout win and look forward to Saturday’s matchup against UNH at Dennis Lynch at 9pm. As always, admission is free with your RIC ID!
Eleven seems to be the magic number for RIC Hockey. Last time the Anchormen took the ice they took down Lyndon State 11-1. This time, on Sunday January 20th, Worcester Polytech was the victim of the 11-1 loss.
Rhode Island set the tone early as leading scorer Cody Warnock found the back of the net unassisted a minute and fifty-eight seconds after the opening face-off. Marco Scotti and Brian Luther respectively scored the second and third goals of the game and Warnock snuck in his second of the night with 30 seconds to go in the first.
Not satisfied with the 4-0 lead, RIC continued to pile it on in the second period. Luther scored his second of the night to make it 5-0 with 16:10 on the clock in the second. 6 minutes later Mike Young got in on the action and beat WPI netminder Michael Strauss to make it 6-zip. That goal would mark the end of the night for Strauss as Seth Kamens was summoned to play the second half of the game. Warnock made sure the momentum continued against the new goalie and completed his hat trick with 5:29 on the clock. Mike Young and Brad Conway would respectively tally the 8th and 9th goals of the night before the second period would end.
Young finished his hat trick to start the third period and made it 10-0. With 14:39 left to play in the game, Cory Cormier finally found a way to beat RIC’s netminder Vinny Tudino. Later in the period, Alex Lyman scored his 14th of the year and the last of the night to make the final score 11-1. Tudino improves his GAA to 2.34 with the stellar 1 goal game and RIC moves to 12-4-2 on the year with the blowout win.
WPI will have a chance for revenge next weekend when they take the trip to rematch the Anchormen at Dennis Lynch at 8pm on Friday the 25th. Then on Saturday the 26th UNH comes to town for a 9pm matchup. As always, admission is free with your RIC ID!