River Hawks roll to 6-1 win against American International, extend streak
LOWELL, Mass. -- Massachusetts-Lowell (11-4-0, 4-1-0 Hockey East) rolled to its sixth consecutive win, topping visiting American International 6-1. Six different goal-scorers lit the lamp for the River Hawks, all with even-strength goals.
Ryan McGrath got UMass-Lowell on the board quickly, tipping home a Jake Suter wrist shot from the right point just 15 seconds into the game. 49 seconds later, A.J. White scored what would prove to be the eventual game winner, wheeling a shot that beat AIC's Ty Reichenbach on the glove side. Terrance Wallin closed out the first period scoring at 17:33, picking up a Josh Holmstrom shot off the post and driving it past Reichenbach to give the River Hawks the 3-0 first-period lead.
UMass-Lowell picked up where they it off in the second period as Derek Arnold picked a Zack Kamrass shot out of the air and deflected it past AIC's Hunter Leisner. Chris Maniccia upped the score to 5-0, banging home a rebound at 16:27 to close out the second-period scoring.
AIC got on the board in the 3rd as Carson Grolla wound and fired, blasting a shot that Carr caught a piece of but could not keep out of the net. 1:06 later, Adam Chapie added his name to the scoring roster, closing out the night, one-timing an A.J. White shot and shooting it five-hole to give the River Hawks the 6-1 win.