Figi nets second straight hat trick in MASCAC victory
Worcester, Mass. – Sophomore forward Sascha Figi (Kloten, Switzerland) scored with one second remaining in regulation as the Fitchburg State ice hockey team defeated the Lancers of Worcester State University, 3-2 this evening in Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) action at the Worcester Ice Arena.
Score: Fitchburg State 3, Worcester State 2
Records: Fitchburg State (6-3-2, 3-1-2 MASCAC) | Worcester State (5-4, 3-3 MASCAC)
How It Happened
Fitchburg State grabbed a 1-0 lead just 3:06 into the contest as Figi gathered a feed from senior Ricky Kramer (Barnstead, N.H.) and junior Kyle Hillick (Byfield, Mass.) and found the back of the net for his team-leading 11th tally on the year.
Worcester State knotted the score (1-1) 27 seconds into the second frame when senior Mike Moran (Milford, Mass.) buried a shot into the back of the net for his seventh tally of the season before the Falcons regained the lead at the 6:41 mark as Figi netted his second score of the contest off assists from freshman Jordin Holmes (Willow Grove, Penn.) and junior Christopher Vicario (Cranston, R.I.) for the 2-1 edge.
The Lancers retied the contest (2-2) with just over three minutes remaining in the stanza when sophomore Tim Drevitch (Oxford, N.J.) connected on his first goal of the 2018-19 campaign on as senior Cody Weaver (West Greenwich, R.I.) assisted on the play.
The Green and Gold broke the 2-2 stalemate with one second left in regulation as Figi converted a power-play goal to complete the hat trick to give Fitchburg State the 3-2 victory.
By the Numbers
- Figi netted second straight hat trick for Falcons
- 62nd meeting between two schools with Falcons 42-16-4 all-time vs the Lancers
- Worcester State held a 37-31 margin in shots
- Fitchburg State finished 1-for-9 with the man advantage
- Sophomore Brian McGrath (Worcester, Mass.) stopped 35 shots for the Falcons
- Sophomore Aaron Callan (South Lyon, Mich.) made 28 saves for the Lancers
Falcons are off until after the semester break when they travel to UMass Dartmouth on Saturday, January 5th for a MASCAC matchup, starting at 6:00 PM. Lancers will visit Western New England University on Thursday at 7:00 PM.