Men's ice hockey downed by Colby
Michael Doherty '12 posted one goal and one assist to lead Colby College to a 4-2 win over Hamilton College in a NESCAC game at Hamilton's Russell Sage Rink on Feb. 3.
Nils Martin '15, Dan Nelson '12 and Michael Smigelski '23 each scored a goal for the Mules. Nick Lanza '14, Tommy Kader '14, Cory McGrath '13, Nick Trepp '14, Jack Bartlett '14 and Robert McCormick '15 tallied one assist apiece. Matt Delaney '13 made 36 saves, including 18 in the third period.
Mike DiMare '14 scored twice for the Continentals. Anthony Scarpino '12 was credited with two assists and Phil DiDonato '13 added another. DiMare leads the NESCAC with 29 points and Scarpino ranks second with 26. Joe Quattrocchi '14 stopped 26 shots in goal.
Hamilton (7-10-2 overall, 3-9-1 NESCAC) got on the board first 3 minutes, 33 seconds into the game. Following a Mules' penalty at 2:26, Scarpino carried the puck up the left side across the blue line and fed a centering pass to DiMare for a one-timer.
Colby (5-13-0, 2-11) pulled even just 55 seconds later when Doherty slid the puck into the net after collecting a centering pass from Lanza in the right corner. Doherty leads the Mules with 10 goals and 19 points, and Lanza leads the team with 10 assists.
DiMare put the Continentals ahead again with 4:49 to play in the period when he banged home a rebound following DiDonato's shot from the left circle that clanged off the right post. DiMare leads the team with 14 goals.
Colby evened the score on a power-play goal with just 1:42 to play in the first. Bartlett played the puck to Cosgrove, who carried across the right side of the blue line and fed a pass across to Smigelski for a wrist shot into the top of the net. The score was tied at 2-2 at the first intermission.
The Mules went ahead for good 3 minutes into the second period when Martin tallied his second goal of the season. McCormick sent the puck ahead to Martin on a rush up the right side, and Martin fired a wrist shot into the back of the net from the right circle. Colby led 3-2 at the second intermission.
Colby added an insurance goal on Nelson's power-play tally at 8:11 of the third. McGrath played the puck from the left circle to Doherty near the left post. Doherty then sent a quick pass across the middle to Nelson for a one-timer in front.
Hamilton had several good opportunities to narrow its deficit later in the third. Scarpino's wrist shot from the left circle with 8:20 left banged off the left pipe, and an Evan Haney '14 wrist shot on a Continental rush with 5:05 to play bounced off the crossbar.
Hamilton held a 38-30 shot advantage, and was 1-for-5 on the power play. Colby had scored just three power-play goals all season, but went 2-for-4 with the extra skater. The Continentals are winless in their last six games (0-5-1).
Hamilton hosts nationally ranked No. 15 Bowdoin College for a NESCAC game on Saturday, Feb. 4, at 3 p.m.