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Late goal sinks men's ice hockey at Conn. College

The Connecticut College Camels scored three third-period goals to rally past the Hamilton College Continentals 4-3 in a NESCAC game at Conn. College's Dayton Arena on Saturday afternoon.

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The Camels (3-10-1, 2-6-0 NESCAC) scored the game-winning goal with just 86 seconds left in the third period.

The Continentals (4-8-1, 3-6-1) led 2-0 just four minutes into the first period. After a pair of third-period goals by the Camels 74 seconds apart put the hosts up 3-2, Hamilton tied the game on a short-handed goal with 5:31 left in the period.

Truman Landowski ’17 forced a turnover behind the Camel net and fed Seamus O’Neill ’17, who scored his second goal of the season to knot the score at 3-3. O’Neill’s short-handed goal -- the first of his career -- was Hamilton’s fifth in the past 10 games. The Continentals have killed 49 of 55 penalties in that span.

JC Cangelosi '15 scored the game-winning goal for the Camels, tipping in a shot by Tim DiPretoro '16 to raise his team-leading totals to nine goals and 18 points. Greg Liautaud '17 also assisted on the game winner. Mike Petchonka '14 made two saves in the final five seconds of the third period to seal the win for the Camels.

Goals by Robbie Murden '17 and Pat Curtis '15 put Hamilton up 2-0 just 4:21 into the first. Murden notched his ninth goal at 3:35 off assists by linemates Mike DiMare '14 and Kenny Matheson '16, scoring off his backhand in the slot. Curtis put a wrist shot from the left circle past Petchonka 46 seconds later for his fourth goal this season and second in as many games. Dom Jancaterino '14 and Landowski assisted on Curtis’ goal. Jancaterino’s assist was his first point of 2013-14.

DiMare raised his team-leading totals to 24 points and 16 assists. He ranks second in Division III in assists and has scored 90 points in 77 career games, leaving him 10 away from becoming the program's 26th 100-point scorer. With 18 points (nine goals, nine assists), Murden ranks fourth in the nation in freshman scoring.

The Camels got on the board with 2:48 to go in the second on a power-play goal by Kevin Reich '14. Reich’s goal, his first of the season, was assisted by Keith Veronesi.

Adam Patel '15 tied the score for the Camels with his first goal of the season 6:49 into the third and Cangelosi put the hosts ahead 1:04 later, converting a rebound after Charlie Fennell ’17 made the initial save of his one-on-one breakaway. Joe Girordano '17 picked up his first assist of the season on the tying goal (Ryan Mowery '17 also assisted on the play), and Liautaud and Mike Doyle '15 were credited with assists on Cangelosi’s first goal.

Petchonka made 23 of his 32 saves in the final 40 minutes to earn the win. Fennell stopped 25 shots for Hamilton, which outshot the hosts 35-29.

The Camels host Trinity College in NESCAC action on Friday. Hamilton takes on nationally ranked No. 14 SUNY Geneseo in a 7 p.m. game on Friday at the Clinton Arena.

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