WINCHENDON, Mass. (December 5, 2018) – The Franklin Pierce University men’s ice hockey team found itself shorthanded eight times on Wednesday night, and it proved to be too much at the Jason Ritchie Ice Arena. Massachusetts Dartmouth converted two power-play goals, including the game-winner, to break a 3-3 tie late in the third, as the Corsairs picked up a 5-3 road win over the Ravens in non-conference play. Senior forward Brendan McDonough and senior forward Jonathan Ruiz had a goal and an assist each in the win for UMass Dartmouth, while junior forward Alex Lester (Methuen, Mass.) did the same in defeat for Franklin Pierce.
MANCHESTER, N.H. (December 1, 2018) – A four-goal second period accounted for just half the damage on Saturday night, as the Franklin Pierce University men’s ice hockey team dropped an 8-1 decision on the road at Southern New Hampshire in Northeast-10 Conference play. Senior forward Brett Strawn led the way for the Penmen in the victory at the Ice Den, with four points on one goal and three assists.
RINDGE, N.H. (November 28, 2018) – Junior forward Alex Lester (Methuen, Mass.) of the Franklin Pierce University men’s ice hockey team has been selected as Northeast-10 Conference Player of the Week, for the week ending on Nov. 25, as announced on Tuesday afternoon by the league office. In addition, freshman forward Anthony Nikolopoulos (Burlington, Mass.) collected NE10 Rookie of the Week honors.
WORCESTER, Mass. (November 25, 2018) – Just a day after grinding out an important Northeast-10 Conference victory, the Franklin Pierce University men’s ice hockey team surrendered a 41-26 deficit in shots on goal on Saturday afternoon, in the championship game of the Steve Hoar Invitational, hosted by Becker College. The shots on goal margin spelled a similar disparity in the final score, as Fitchburg State rolled to a 9-1 victory over the Ravens in the non-conference, neutral-site contest at Worcester Ice Center. Sophomore forward Kevin Perry had his first career hat trick in the win for Fitchburg State, while senior forward Nick DiNicola and sophomore forward Sascha Figi each added 1-2-3 for the Falcons.
RINDGE, N.H. (December 21, 2018) -- Earlier this holiday season, student-athletes from several Franklin Pierce University teams took time out of their schedule to do some volunteer work at the Villi Poni Farm, which is part of the Newfoundland Pony Sanctuary, located in Jaffrey, N.H.
RINDGE, N.H. (December 17, 2018) – Franklin Pierce University Director of Athletics Rachel Burleson has announced Ruben Resendes has been named as the 11th head coach of the University’s men’s soccer program. The former Southern New Hampshire University standout will return to the Northeast-10 Conference to take on his second collegiate head coaching job, and his first at the Division II level.
RINDGE, N.H. (December 14, 2018) – Franklin Pierce University Director of Athletics Rachel Burleson has announced Russell Gaskamp has been named as the next head coach of the University’s football program. Gaskamp will be the program’s third coach overall and will be the first to coach the team at the Division II level, as the Ravens join the Northeast-10 Conference in the fall of 2019. He will replace Rashad Watson, who announced his resignation earlier this week.
RINDGE, N.H. (December 12, 2018) – For the first time in program history, the Franklin Pierce University women’s track & field team has been nationally ranked inside the top 25 by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association, as announced by the USTFCCCA on Tuesday. The Ravens earned the No. 24 spot in the coaches association’s preseason rankings.