#9 Nor'easters hang 9-1 victory on Becker for 10th straight win

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WORCESTER, Mass. -- Brady Fleurent and Ryan Bloom recorded six points apiece as No.9 University of New England rolled to a 9-1 Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) men's ice hockey result against Becker College on Thursday night (Jan. 25) at the Worcester Ice Center.

The Nor'easters (15-3-2, 8-3-2 CCC) have come out on top of their last 10 outings, and still own the nation's longest active unbeaten streak at 13-0-1.

Fleurent and Bloom factored in each of UNE's first six scores, with an identical two goals and four assists to match a couple of the program's single-game marks (points & assists).

For Fleurent, his fifth point of the evening (a short-handed goal) was the 117th of his 71-game career, making him the all-time leader at UNE. Brady passed his brother, Trevor, who graduated last season with 116 points.

Bloom put the visitors ahead for good with 7:30 gone in the 1st on the power-play. It was the only tally of the frame, in spite of the 23-5 shots disparity.

Chris Jones netted the first of his two goals to make it 2-0 early in the 2nd, shortly after the Nor'easters survived 1:43 of a 5-on-3 advantage for the Hawks.

Bloom and Fleurent sandwiched Becker's lone goal before the end of the period to set the gap at 4-1.

Tyler SeltenreichTucker RossAdam Canepa, and Jones followed Fleurent in the five-goal 3rd stanza. UNE's extra-man unit went 4-of-8 to, once again, improve its nation-leading power-play efficiency, which now stands at 35.9 percent.

Tate Sproxton was needed for 24 saves in the winning effort, which upped his personal ledger to 6-2-0.

For the Hawks (4-14-1, 2-11-0 CCC), Richard D'Ortenzio had 37 stops on 45 shots through 53 minutes of action before exiting the match. Quinn Robelle registered the only goal for the hosts.

The teams will take 48 hours (Saturday 7 p.m.) before reconvening in Biddeford to complete the home-and-home series.

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