Men's hockey wins season opener at Trinity
Hamilton College opened its season with a 3-1 victory over Trinity College in a New England Small College Athletic Conference game at Trinity's Williams Rink on Nov. 19.
Hamilton opened the scoring 8:28 into the first period when Michael DiMare ’14 knocked in a rebound during the first power play of the game. Joe Buicko ’11 and Ryan Guerin ’11 were credited with assists.
Tom Williams '14 scored the eventual game-winning goal and gave the Continentals a 2-0 lead with 3:11 remaining in the first period during a Bantam power play. Hamilton gained control of the puck at center ice, where Anthony Scarpino ’12 sent a pass to Williams for his first collegiate goal.
After a scoreless second frame, Joe Houk ’13 tallied an insurance goal 12:12 into the third period for a 3-0 advantage. Adam Houli ’11 scored Trinity’s lone goal with 5:44 left in the third on a shot that barely slipped by Scott Hefferman’s ’11 glove.
Hefferman made 34 saves for the Continentals, while Wesley Vesprini had 33 saves for the Bantams. Hamilton held a slight 36-35 advantage in shots. The Continentals were 1-for-10 on power-play opportunities, and Trinity was 0- for-9.
The Continentals travel to Wesleyan University for another NESCAC game on Saturday, Nov. 20, at 3 p.m.