Temple knocks off #14 MassachusettsECRHA November 11th, 2017 at 8:12PM November 12th, 2017 2:23AM
North Arlington, NJ - Ralph Grillo scored a 3rd period hat trick to lead unranked Temple past #14 Massachusetts 6-3.
Entering the 3rd period, Temple and UMass were tied 2-2 when a tough schedule seemed to catch up to UMass.
Grillo broke the 2-2 tie with his first goal of the game just two minutes into the third period and added a power play goal a few minutes later to build a 4-2 lead.
Nicholas Grillo extended the lead at 5-2, before Ralph Grillo finised off the hat trick just 23 seconds later to give Temple a comanding lead.
A late tally from UMass was not enough as the Owls finished off the upset and moved into striking distance of the final playoff spot in March.
Cody Baldwin made 24 saves in net to earn the victory.