Men's ice hockey settles for tie at Trinity

Mike DiMare '14
Mike DiMare '14

Trinity College rallied from a 3-1 deficit with two goals early in the third period and the Bantams skated to a 3-3 tie with Hamilton College in a NESCAC game at Trinity's Williams Rink in the Koeppel Community Sports Center on Jan. 28.

Mike DiMare '14, Bryan Kelly '12 and Joe Rausch '15 all scored one goal for Hamilton. DiMare leads the NESCAC with 25 points and is tied for the team lead with 11 goals. Kelly posted his 50th career point and Rausch's goal was his first for the Continentals. Pat Curtis '15, Evan Haney '14 and Anthony Scarpino '12 were credited with one assist each. Joe Quattrocchi '14 made 27 saves, including three in overtime.

Jordan So led the Bantams with two goals and Jeffrey Menard notched the other. Chris Menard assisted on all three goals. Mike DeMayo picked up two helpers and Greg Rooney had one. Ben Coulthard turned away 38 shots.

Hamilton (7-8-2 overall, 3-7-1 NESCAC) was whistled for two penalties four seconds apart in the final minute of the second period, and Trinity took advantage. So pulled the Bantams within 3-2 on his sixth goal while Trinity enjoyed a two-man advantage just 46 seconds into the third period. Jeffrey Menard's team-high 11th goal tied the score 68 seconds later.

The Continentals were on the power play for the final 1:11 of the third and opening 49 seconds of overtime, and the Bantams had a power-play chance for the last 55 seconds of the extra session, but neither team tallied their fourth goal. Hamilton held a 4-3 edge in shots during overtime and enjoyed a 41-30 advantage overall.

Trinity (7-7-2, 4-5-2) grabbed a 1-0 lead on So's first goal at 8:19 of the first period. Kelly tied the score with his seventh goal 26 seconds later. DiMare gave the Continentals a 2-1 lead at 8:25 of the second period, and Rausch made it a two-goal cushion with 4:35 remaining in the period.

The Bantams were 1-for-7 with the extra skater, and killed all five of Hamilton's power-play opportunities. Trinity is 3-0-2 in its last five games. The Bantams defeated the Continentals 2-0 at Hamilton back on Dec. 3, 2011.

The Continentals travel to Wesleyan University for another NESCAC game on Sunday, Jan. 29. Trinity hosts Amherst College in conference action on Sunday.

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