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November 15, 2013

Salem State drops high-scoring thriller

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Salem State meanwhile was led by Phelan and Faric however the Vikings really struggled on the power-play. The team registered a ton of shots but couldn’t quite find the back of the net enough times. SSU held a 38-16 shot advantage.

Faric scored his first on a wrap-around before going top shelf in the second period. Phelan meanwhile tipped home a shot from the point in the first period before sniping one low, glove-side in the second.

The Vikings continue to get impressive play from Minter, who now has a goal in consecutive games. The former Peabody star showed great speed to catch up with linemate Tanner Fahlstedt on a 2-on-1 in the second period. Fahlstedt gave Minter a saucer pass and the freshman forward was able to bat it out of mid-air to beat Owls netminder Eddie Davey (33 saves) to the far side.

At the time, the goal tied the game for the Vikings.

“He played with some purpose and some energy,” said O’Neill. “We’re fortunate to get a couple of goals out of him so far.”

Boxford native Keaton Cashin was his usual physical self on the backline for Salem State. The Vikings even used him as forward in desperation time because of the high motor and relentlessness he plays with.

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