MANCHESTER, N.H. (November 2, 2018) – The Franklin Pierce University women’s ice hockey team opened the scoring on Friday night at Sullivan Arena, but the lead was not long-lived. Saint Anselm evened things up just 85 seconds later, and then poured in the next seven goals as well, on the way to an 8-2 win over the visiting Ravens in New England Women’s Hockey Alliance play. Sophomore forward Katy Meehan had four points (2-2-4), including the game-winning goal, on the night for Saint Anselm.
RINDGE, N.H. (October 30, 2018) – Sophomore forward Nicole Amato (Billerica, Mass.) of the Franklin Pierce University women’s ice hockey team has been named New England Women’s Hockey Alliance Player of the Week for the week ending on Oct. 28, as announced on Tuesday morning by the NEWHA.
WINCHENDON, Mass. (October 28, 2018) – Sophomore forward Nicole Amato (Billerica, Mass.) made the most of the Franklin Pierce University women’s ice hockey team’s home opener on Sunday afternoon. She scored three times, including the game-winner, to post her third career hat trick, as the Ravens rolled to a 6-1 win over visiting Becker in non-conference play at Jason Ritchie Ice Arena. It marked the 100th victory in program history.
PLYMOUTH, N.H. (October 26, 2018) – The Franklin Pierce University women’s ice hockey team was not without chances through the first two periods on Friday night, but it was without a goal. As has been the case so far this year, the opposition was without a goal as well. The breakthrough came in the third period, as freshman forward Jazmyne Beck (Kalispell, Mont.) and junior forward Alli Sugar (Canton, Conn.) put home goals to lift the Ravens to a 2-0 win over Plymouth State in non-conference play at Hanaway Rink.
Every great sports team goes through a rebuild. The Golden State Warriors, Chicago Blackhawks and even the Boston Red Sox have gone through their own rebuilds before their current winning ways. That is what the Franklin Pierce University men’s ice hockey team went through this past offseason. After a 7-18-1 (3-11-1 Northeast-10 Conference) record last season, head coach Shaun Millerick went on a recruiting spree, as he brought 13 freshmen onto the roster for the start of the 2018-19 season. Introducing so many new faces affects everyone in the locker room in many ways. From freshmen and sophomores battling to earn a spot, to juniors and seniors battling to keep their spot on the roster, 13 new faces can do a lot for a new team.
Ravens hockey has been raising money for the Seacoast Mental Health Center, with an eye towards assisting with suicide prevention. On Media Monday, our Tyler Aragao caught up with alternate captain Jessica Strack to discuss the fundraiser, her position as one of the team's leaders, and... her knitting ability.
Men's basketball opened its campaign over the weekend with a split in two games at a season-opening tournament hosted by SNHU. On Media Monday, our Bryce Johnson caught up with graduate student Jeremy Arthur to discuss the team's expectations for the year, life as a transfer student, and... his love of expressing himself through music.
Men's ice hockey scored a big win over Saint Anselm last week, the first time the Ravens had defeated the Hawks in program history. On Media Monday, our Ezra Gennello talked with team captain Jack Williams about the win over Saint Anselm, took a look ahead to a game against Stonehill this weekend, and... talked about his two Maine Coon cats.