Men's ice hockey defeats nationally ranked Wentworth

Anthony Scarpino '12
Anthony Scarpino '12

Anthony Scarpino '12 scored three goals and assisted on another to lead Hamilton College to a 7-3 win and hand nationally ranked No. 13 Wentworth Institute of Technology its first setback this season in the first round of the St. Michael's College Holiday Classic on Jan. 2.

Joe Houk '13
added one goal and one assist for Hamilton (4-3-1 overall). Brandon Board '12 was credited with two assists. Joe Buicko '11, Bryan Kelly '12 and Jerome Wallace '10 each added one goal. Tom Chiappetta '11, BJ Lalonde '12 and Andrew Jelinek '13 each earned one assist in the win.

Scarpino put Hamilton on the scoreboard first, scoring just 3 minutes, 42 seconds into the first period off an assist from Broad. Buicko, who appeared in his first game this season after an injury kept him out of the lineup for the first seven games, put the Continentals up 2-0 at 12:44 of the first. Chiappetta was credited with the assist.
Wentworth (7-1-1) scored its first goal at the 15:50 mark of the first period. Hamilton answered 2:32 later, when Scarpino scored his second goal of the game. This time he capitalized on a Hamilton power play off a pass from Lalonde to make it 3-1.
Wentworth cut Hamilton’s lead to 3-2 at 4:17 of the second period. Scarpino recorded his hat trick and fourth goal of the season at 9:47 of the second to make the score 4-2. Houk and Broad each earned assists on the play.
Wentworth scored a power-play goal to cut the Continentals' lead to one for a third time at 3:24 of the third period. Hamilton then took control with three straight goals in a span of 3:10. Scarpino sent a pass to Kelly, who scored his second goal this season at 5:46. Wallace scored his second goal of the season 1:39 later off an assist from Jelinek. Houk tallied an unassisted power-play goal with 11:04 left to close out the scoring.
Calvin Bartel '13 played all 60 minutes in goal and recorded 21 saves. The Continentals were 2-for-5 on the power play, while Wentworth converted its only chance. Hamilton enjoyed a 35-24 advantage in shots on goal.
The Continentals play Morrisville State College in the second day of the St. Michael’s College Holiday Classic on Sunday, Jan. 3, at 12:50 p.m.
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