There are power plays. Then there are power surges.
The one we saw on Saturday gave UMass-Boston the surge it needed.
After two straight losses, including a 3-0 setback a night earlier to Babson, the team nipping at their heels on the final weekend of the season, the Beacons went 5-of-7 on the power play in an 8-4 win over Babson that secured first place in a loaded New England Hockey Conference.
“I’m really proud of the guys,” said UMB coach Pete Belisle (Manville, R.I.). “It’s a body of work in a conference that’s so difficult; we have five teams ranked nationally. … I’m so happy the boys got it done.”