This past weekend the Seawolves traveled to Rhode Island to face off against the University of Rhode Island Rams in a ESCHL divisional series. After coming out to a sluggish first period the Seawolves found themselves down 1-0. However in the opening shift of the second period Stony Brook was able to capitalize on a 5 minute major penalty, when junior Brad Riccardi deflected a shot from defenseman Frank Sherding. Later in the second period Captain JT Hall scored short-side to put the Seawolves ahead 2-1. Yet to find their game, the Stony Brook knew the importance of getting the next goal and it was exactly what they did from no other than JT Hall to get his second of the game. Halfway through the period senior forward Brian Boser was able to bury a rebound after a great shift by him, Crockett and Palmieri. The Seawolves went on to win 4-1.
Coming into Sunday’s game the Stony Brook was challenged by the coaching staff to have a consistent effort for a full sixty minutes. The very first shift of the game it was Hall again burying off a point shot from Sherding. Unfortunately for the Seawolves, the Rams capitalized on the Seawolves penalties and took a 2-1 lead. Finding a sense of urgency, the Seawolves were able to score two in the final three minutes of the second period, both coming from Hall. Early in the third period the Rams scored to tie the game at three and that would hold on for the rest of regulation putting the game into overtime. After the five minute overtime the game went into a shootout. Payne Yoder went 3 for 3 and it was Junior Forward, Brendan Calello who scored to secure the win for the Seawolves. Next weekend the Seawolves are home against Indiana Tech on Saturday, February 18th at 8:30pm and Sunday February 19th at 12:00pm. Saturday night’s game is Senior Night and Sunday’s game is Cub Scout day. Reminder all home games are played at the Rinx in Hauppauge, 660 Terry Road. Let’s go Seawolves!