Ashburnham, MA --- The Westfield State Owls traveled up to Cushing Academy on Saturday to face the Keene State Owls in their first out of conference game of the season. Westfield would once again fall behind when Pat Sullivan skated around the net and picked the top corner to beat netminder Chase Thornton. Thornton ended up stopping 37 shots on the night. Keene would make it 2-0 midway through the second period when they converted a 3 on 1 finished by Colby Tyler. It was the first power play goal against for the Westfield State Owls this season.
Westfield would cut the lead in half in the opening minute of the third period when Bobby Hayhurst fired a shot from the point on the power play. Brian Nixon would pick up the assist on the goal. However, Keene State would score two quick goals to give themselves a comfortable 4-1 lead with under 5 minutes remaining. Pete Richardson scored his 2nd goal of the season with 3:29 remaining but it was too late as the Owls fell to Keene State by the score of 4-2.
The Owls return to home ice on Saturday, November 5th at 5 P.M. to take on the Bridgewater State Bears at Amelia Park. Both teams enter Saturday with a record of 2-1-0 in conference play. Bridgewater and Westfield both have conference wins over Merrimack and St. Anselm's.
Goals: Hayhurst (1), Richardson (2)
Saves: Thornton 37
Power Play: 1 for 7
Penalty Kill: 6 for 7