Ice Hockey Wins Season Opener; Bailey Collects First Collegiate Coaching Victory

Ice Hockey Wins Season Opener; Bailey Collects First Collegiate Coaching Victory

Framingham, Mass.—The Framingham State men's ice hockey team defeated visiting Post University by a score of 4-3 in the Rams season opener at recently renovated Loring Arena Thursday evening. The win is also the first collegiate win for Framingham State's first-year head coach Mike Bailey. 

 Framingham State University 4, Post University 3
Records:Framingham State (1-0), Post University (1-1)
Location: Loring Arena – Framingham, Mass.


  • The Rams opened up the scoring in a hurry scoring twice in the first five minutes. In the third minute Bryan Whelan (Rockville Centre, NY) scored the season's first goal with assists from Trevor Lewandoski (Newbury, OH) & Walker Hamilton (Anchorage, AK). 
  • Just over a minute later Mason Ledbetter (Lake Mary, FL) scored his first career goal with an assist from Ryan McDonough (Dorchester, Mass.).
  • The Eagles answered with a power play goal when Niko Grollman (Iaguana Niguel, CA) scored with an assist from Evan Lugo (Sandy Hook, Conn.). 
  • The Rams scored late in the first when Hamilton beat the Eagles goalie Brandon Brown (Hanahan, SC) with help from Soren Colstrup (Owatonna, MN) and Ryan Paul (Morgan, VT). 
  • The Eagles cut their deficit to 3-2 early in the second from when Jake Raleigh (Raleigh, NC) scored on the power play with help from Noah Wild (Wading River, NY) and Nolan Arbuckle (Wilmington, Mass.). 
  • The Rams answered moments later on a power play of their own when Brandon Hamner (Waltham, Mass.) found the back of the cage with help from McDonough and Jack Sheehan (Norwood, Mass.). 
  • The Eagles cut the deficit to one with just over five minutes to play when Kieran Hurley (Long Beach, NY) sent in a one-time pass from Raleigh off the post and in. 
  • Post had plenty of good looks in the third period but numerous athletic stops by Rams net minder Greg Harney (East Haven, Conn.) kept the game out of reach.  


  • Brown made 30 stops in net for the Eagles
  • Harney made 46 stops in the cage for the Rams. 
  • The Hawks were 1-for- 8 on the power play and served ten minutes in the box on five penalties.
  • The Rams were 1-for-5 on the man advantage and were in the box for 16 minutes on eight infractions. 

UP NEXT:                                                                        

  • The Rams return to the ice on Tuesday, November 6thwhen they travel to SNHU for a 6:40 pm puck drop. 
  • The Eagles return to action when they travel to Westfield State on Thursday November 8th. 


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