Beckman Tops Northwood in PCL Opener

The Beckman Patriots defeated the Northwood Timberwolves 11-7 in the Pacific Coast league opener for both teams.  Beckman is looking to capture a third straight Pacific Coast league title.

Beckman scoring was led by Alex Watson  (2 goals, 3 assists), Alex Malmlund (3g), Aidan O’Connor (2g, 1a), Jake Waltz (2g, 1a), Nolan Harris (1g) and Justin Wayt (1g).  Justin Norris, filling in at the x, helped the Patriots by winning 11 of 20 faceoffs.  Tyler Schweickert had 7 saves, while Justin Cheng had 4 ground balls.

Michael Bellas (3g, 1a) led Northwood with four points. The 6’2″  180-pound sophomore now has 44 goals in 9 games.   Jason Venezia (1g, 1a), Ryan Borda (1g, 1a) Brett Blackburn (1g), Brian Abel (1g), and Barry Baker (1a) completed the scoring for Northwood.  Ben Guzman led the defense with 4 gb’s.

Next up:  Beckman (2-3) hosts University Irvine (0-4) on Wednesday.  Northwood (6-3) travels to Irvine (2-0) on Wednesday.