Men's ice hockey shut out in Sage Rink opener
Samuel Calahan '15 stopped all 28 shots he faced to lead Trinity College to a 2-0 win over Hamilton College in a NESCAC game at Hamilton's Russell Sage Rink on Dec. 3.
It was the first career shutout for Calahan. Michael DeMayo '12 and Chris Menard '13 each tallied one goal for the Bantams. Zachary Lombardi '13, Jordan So '13 and Adamo Miceli '13 chipped in one assist apiece.
Joe Quattrocchi '14 made 31 saves in 58 minutes, 27 seconds in goal for the Continentals. Hamilton called a time-out with 1:53 remaining, and Quattrocchi stayed on the bench. The Continentals were called for illegally playing the puck with a high stick with 19.7 seconds left, and Quattrocchi came on for the remainder of the game.
Hamilton (2-2-1 overall, 0-2-0 NESCAC) had a good chance to take an early lead when Mike DiMare '14 received a centering pass from the left side and redirected the puck towards the net from right in front. But Calahan made a sliding save to keep the game scoreless.
Trinity (2-3-0, 1-2) got on the board 7 minutes, 50 seconds into the first period. Lombardi played the puck ahead to DeMayo on a rush, DeMayo carried across the blue line and fired a wrist shot into the back of the net for his second goal of the year. So was also credited with an assist on the play. Trinity led 1-0 at the first intermission.
Despite a trio of penalties against the Bantams early in the second period, the Continentals were unable to capitalize. Trinity had a good opportunity to double their lead just over five minutes into the second on a breakaway opportunity down the left side. But a save from Quattrocchi held the Bantams' lead to one. Trinity led 1-0 at the second intermission.
Menard put the Bantams ahead 2-0 at 3:56 of the third when he received a pass from Miceli on a rush up the right side, and fired a wrist shot from inside the right circle that snuck inside the near post. It was Menard's fourth goal of the year.
Hamilton had several chances to score late in the third period, including a shot by DiMare that sailed just over the crossbar with 40 seconds remaining.
Trinity held a 33-28 shot advantage. The Bantams were 0-for-2 on the power play, while the Continentals were 0-for-6. Trinity leads the all-time series 13-12-1.
Hamilton hosts Wesleyan University for a NESCAC game on Sunday, Dec. 4, at 3 p.m.