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HOCKEY ROUNDUP: Mount hits low point in loss to La Salle

January 29, 2012

After knocking off unbeaten Hendricken on Friday night, Mount St. Charles suffered a 6-1 loss on its home ice to La Salle on Saturday. (ERNEST A. BROWN photo)

WOONSOCKET – After scoring its biggest win of the season on Friday night, Mount St. Charles endured a stunning 6-1 loss to La Salle Academy at Adelard Arena on Saturday night.
The Rams may have caught the Mounties napping early in this game as they scored two first-period goals and then added two more in the second period for a 4-0 lead after two stanzas.
La Salle took a shocking 5-0 lead early in the third period on Jason Delisle’s second goal of the game. Mount finally broke through late in the third period when Brian Campbell scored but the Rams added a power-play goal 37 seconds later to complete the rout.
Mount outshot La Salle 42-35 in the game but Rams goalie Alex Handanyan came up with 41 saves. Mount’s Brian Larence stopped 29 shots while giving up six goals.
Mount fell to 6-5-1 with the loss, tying them for last place in the Cimini Division with Moses Brown.
Hendricken, which suffered its first loss of the season on Friday night when the Mounties beat them, leads the Cimini with a 10-1-1 record. La Salle improved to 8-3-1 with its win over the Mounties.
Mount will host Moses Brown on Friday night at 9 p.m. at Adelard.

Burrillville nips Lincoln, 2-1
NORTH SMITHFIELD – Burrillville completed a winning weekend on Saturday night with a tough 2-1 victory over Lincoln at the R.I. Sports Center.
Lincoln took an early 1-0 lead when Josh Hayes scored late in the first period. Burrillville then responded with two goals in the second period. Andrew Etheridge tallied midway through the stanza and then Patrick Callanan added the game-winner at the 12:56 mark.
Burrillville outshot Lincoln 37-23. Lions’ goalie Chris Leclaire made 35 saves to keep the game close.
The Broncos remained atop the Eccleston Division with an 8-4-0 record following the win. Barrington and Smithfield are second with 5-7-1 marks while Lincoln is stuck in fifth place with a 3-7-1 mark.
The Broncos will face a 10-1-1 Hendricken team that leads the Cimini Division on Friday night at Thayer Arena in Warwick. Game time is set for 9:30 p.m.

Cumberland trounces North Smithfield
NORTH SMITHFIELD – Cumberland High tuned up for this weekend’s tough schedule with a 7-1 victory over North Smithfield on Saturday night.
Andrew Dulac scored three goals and added an assist for Cumberland, which led 4-0 after two periods. Michael Kinch contributed two goals and an assist while freshman Greg Wellington assisted on three goals. Jaryd Dulieu and Andrew Pluta also scored goals for the Clippers, who improved to 10-1-1 in Division II-North with the win.
Cumberland will host Pilgrim (8-2-1) at 7:30 p.m. on Friday night at Adelard Arena before visiting powerful Coventry (8-1-0) on Saturday night at the West Warwick Arena.
Coventry has outscored its opponents 63-9 this season and is the only team to defeat Cumberland. The Oakers blanked Cumberland 3-0 back on Jan. 14 at Adelard Arena.

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