After a 2-0 start and winning the Becker Ice Breaker, the Suffolk University men’s hockey team went into Worcester for the Pepperidge Farms Classic. The result did not end as well as the Rams hoped for as they lost both of their games and ended up last in the tournament.
Suffolk lost to the Classic’s host, Worcester State, and then lost the consolation game against Johnson and Wales. Suffolk is now 2-2 on the season.
Worcester State beat Suffolk 7-4. The game stayed tight at a tie 2-2 until Derek Serbon of Worcester scored his second goal on a power play to take a 3-2 lead. Worcester took it from there, scoring two more unanswered goals.
The Rams started crawling back, but it seemed that Worcester matched them for every goal they scored. Once Suffolk had an empty net, Worcester capitalized to finish the game beating Suffolk 7-4.
The game for third place could not have started any worse for the Suffolk Rams, as Johnson & Wales scored seven unanswered goals.
Johnson & Wales scored six goals in the first period and then just breezed by and ended in a 9-2 loss for the Rams.
The Rams will face Johnson & Wales again today November 16th, then Salve Regina and Southern New Hampshire on October 22. The Rams need to show that they are a capable team against Johnson & Wales and get above .500 again.