#9 Nor'easters cruise to 11th consecutive win, dropping Becker by 7-3 spread

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BIDDEFORD, Maine -- Max Rasberg scored a team-high two goals and No.9 University of New England led from start-to-finish in a 7-3 Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) men's ice hockey victory over Becker College on Saturday night (Jan. 27) at the Harold Alfond Forum.

The longest active unbeaten streak in Division III gained another notch with the result, making it 15 straight games of either a win or tie (14-0-1). The Nor'easters now stand with a program single-season record 16 triumphs (16-3-2 overall) and own a 9-3-2 ledger in CCC action.

The nation's top scoring offense put its similar power-play to good use, going 4-of-7 to raise UNE's efficiency to 37.3 percent on the year (41-for-110).

UNE head coach Kevin Swallow reached the 100-win milestone with the outcome, in this his sixth year among the collegiate ranks (3rd with the Nor'easters).

Rasberg added two assists for a total of four points, which was matched by fellow rookie Tyler Seltenreich with a goal and three helpers. Christian Rossetti found the back of the net once and set-up two more, while Liam Neuman and Brady Fleurent supported with two points apiece.

Dimitris Jones and Rasberg had UNE up 2-0 in the 1st, before the Hawks got one back from John Dutney with 2:46 left in the opening period.

The Nor'easters surged forward in the latter stages of the 2nd, as Neuman started a a three-goal spurt in 3:02 that made it 5-1.

Rasberg increased the margin to 6-1 in the 3rd. Down the stretch, Dutney completed his hat trick for Becker and Tucker Ross got into the scoring column for UNE to provide the final difference.

Payton Porter turned in 33 saves to earn the result for the Nor'easters.

For the Hawks (4-15-1, 2-12-0 CCC), Cody Foster made 21 stops through 40 minutes of action, and Ryan Clifford totaled 11 the rest of the way. Assisting Putney's trio of tallies was Corey Schafer and James Wallace (twice each).

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