Men's ice hockey edged at Tufts
Kyle Gallegos scored two goals and assisted on another to lead Tufts University to a 4-3 win against Hamilton College in a NESCAC game at Tufts' Valley Forum II in Malden, Mass., on Jan. 14.
Gallegos scored the game-winning goal with 2:52 left in the third period. The teams combined for six goals in a wild first period. The Jumbos picked up their first home win in four tries.
Dylan Plimmer chipped in one goal and two assists for Tufts. Garrett Sider notched a goal and Evan Story was credited with two assists. Scott Barchard turned aside 30 shots.
Mike DiMare '14 had a goal and an assist for Hamilton. DiMare leads the NESCAC with 23 points, and recorded his 50th career point during the game.
Anthony Scarpino '12 tied a team high with his 10th goal and Anthony Ruberto '13 scored his fourth. Andrew White '13, Bryan Kelly '12, Jordan Berninger '14 and BJ Lalonde '12 finished with one assist each. Joe Quattrocchi '14 made 30 saves.
The teams were whistled for 33 minutes worth of penalties around Gallegos' game-winner in the third. The Continentals pulled Quattrocchi for an extra skater in the final minute in hopes of tying the score, but came up empty in their bid to run their unbeaten streak to three games.
The teams combined for six goals during a stretch of a little more than six minutes in the first period. The Jumbos jumped out to a 2-0 lead as Sider scored his sixth at 8:03, and Plimmer netted one on the power play 49 seconds later.
Hamilton (7-6-1 overall, 3-6-0 NESCAC) posted its own pair of back-to-back quickies to tie it at 2-2. DiMare's 10th of the season on a power play at 10:33 was followed 40 seconds later by Ruberto's goal.
The Continentals took a 3-2 advantage with 5:57 left when Scarpino scored a power-play goal. But just 34 seconds later, Gallegos tied the score at 3-3. Shots were 15-13 in favor of the Jumbos after 20 minutes.
In the second period, it was the goaltenders' time to stand out. Barchard stopped all 10 shots put on him, while Quattrocchi made saves on all nine Jumbo shots.
Tufts (6-6-1, 4-4-0) earned a slim 34-33 edge in shots. The Continentals were 2-for-9 on power-play chances, while Tufts was 1-for-6.
The Jumbos play a home NESCAC game on Saturday, Jan. 21, against Trinity College at 6:30 pm. Hamilton hosts nationally ranked Amherst College in conference play on Friday, Jan. 20.