NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (December 7, 2017) – After a night of disciplined hockey against Southern New Hampshire at home on Tuesday, the Franklin Pierce University men’s ice hockey team reverted back to a penalties-by-volume approach on the road on Thursday night, and paid the price. A staggering 13 minor penalties led to five power-play goals, as host UMass Dartmouth dealt the Ravens an 11-6 loss in non-conference play at Hetland Arena. Senior defenseman Jerry Laakso (2-2-4) and junior forward Jonathan Ruiz (1-3-4) had four points apiece to lead the way for UMass Dartmouth, while three Ravens tallied three points each in defeat.
WINCHENDON, Mass. (December 5, 2017) – The Franklin Pierce University men’s ice hockey team broke a long scoreless skid on Tuesday night and led deep into the third period at the Jason Ritchie Ice Arena. However, the Ravens were unable to seal the deal, as a late penalty led to a late power-play goal for Southern New Hampshire, and the visiting Penmen forged a 2-2 tie in the Northeast-10 Conference contest.
MANCHESTER, N.H. (December 1, 2017) – The Franklin Pierce University men’s ice hockey team committed five penalties in the opening 33 minutes on Friday night at Sullivan Arena. Saint Anselm capitalized with three power-play goals -- and another score which came just after a man-advantage expired -- to prime the pump and fuel a 7-0 win over the Ravens in Northeast-10 Conference play. Sophomore forward Michael Ferraro tallied his first career hat trick in the win for Saint Anselm.
HARTFORD, Conn. (November 26, 2017) – No. 5 nationally ranked Trinity popped home four goals in the first period and never looked back against the Franklin Pierce University men’s ice hockey team on Saturday afternoon at Williams Rink in the Koeppel Community Sports Center. The host Bantams were dominant throughout the day, as they piled up a 77-17 advantage in shots on the way to an 11-0 win in non-conference play. Freshman forward Eric Benshadle put together a natural hat trick for Trinity in the third period, as part of a four-point afternoon (3-1-4).
258 Student-Athletes Earn GPAs of 3.3 or Higher During Fall Semester to be Named to Athletic Department Honor Roll
RINDGE, N.H. (January 18, 2017) – A total of 258 student-athletes in the Franklin Pierce University Department of Athletics have been named to the 2017 fall semester edition of the Athletic Department Honor Roll, as announced Thursday. In addition, 20 student-athletes garnered perfect, 4.0 grade-point averages. In all, 20 of the University’s 26 varsity squads eclipsed the 3.0 mark, and the Department’s student-athletes combined to post a 3.12 cumulative GPA for the semester.
At the midpoint of her freshman campaign with the Franklin Pierce University women's ice hockey team, Haley Parker (Londonderry, N.H.) sits as the third-leading scorer and is a member of the team's top line. On Friday, she was featured in the Union Leader, as part of Alex Hall's college hockey notebook.
SWANZEY, N.H. (November 28, 2017) – Earlier this month, 30 members of the Franklin Pierce University sprint football team paid a visit to Cutler Elementary School to conduct an NFL Play 60 Event.