Salem, Mass. – Sean Cleary (Barnstable, Mass.) made 21 saves and Callum Hofford (Woodbridge, Ontario) scored a pair of goals as Salem State earned a 5-0 shutout over Worcester State in Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference action (MASCAC) on Saturday afternoon at Rockett Arena. The Vikings up their record to 5-8-1 and 4-5 in conference while the Lancers, who snap their three-game winning streak, go to 8-6 and 5-4 in the league.
Salem State jumped out to a 2-0 lead early in the second. Billy McGwin (Rochester, N.Y.) broke a scoreless tie when he stole the puck deep in the Worcester State zone and fired a shot past goalie Aaron Callan (South Lyon, Mich.) for a 1-0 lead. Less than 20 seconds later Luca Ragosta (Providence, R.I.) set up Landon Hasenfuss (Hanover, Mass.) with a nice feed from behind the net, and a wide open Hasenfuss converted, giving the Vikings a 2-0 lead. Callum Hofford (Woodbridge, Ontario) added the third Vikings' goal just over a minute later on a Salem State power play to open up a 3-0 advantage at the 6:17 mark of the second.
Hofford added his second power play goal of the day late in the third before Billy Falter (Wilmington, Mass.) closed the scoring with a goal at 17:58 to make the final 5-0.
Aaron Callan (South Lyon, Mich.) took the loss, stopping 14 shots for the Lancers, who outshot Salem State 21-19 for the game.