The Hamilton College Continentals (2-3-0 overall) posted its first road shutout in four seasons with a 3-0 non-conference win at SUNY Canton on Sunday evening.
Mike DiMare ’14 and Robbie Murden ’17 had a hand in all three goals and Charlie Fennell ’17 posted a shutout in his first collegiate start for the Continentals. Fennell faced 16 shots and became the first Hamilton freshman to post a shutout in his first game since Scott Hefferman '11 beat SUNY Potsdam 2-0 on Nov. 25, 2007.
Murden collected his first career multi-goal game with the go-ahead tally in the second period and an insurance score in the third. He broke the scoreless tie halfway through the second when he converted a pass from DiMare for his fourth goal of the season. DiMare and Tyler Lovejoy ’16 assisted on Murden’s second goal of the night with 4:47 left in the third period. Lovejoy’s assist was his first point of the season.
DiMare picked up his fourth power-play goal this season – and fifth goal overall – with 5:19 left in the second period for a 2-0 advantage. He leads Division III with 0.8 power-play goals per game.
Christopher Marsillo made 27 saves, including 15 in the second period, for the Kangaroos (1-8-1). Canton was outshot 30-16 as the Kangaroos dropped their sixth straight game.
Hamilton returns to NESCAC competition at home this weekend against nationally ranked opponents in Williams College on Friday, Dec. 6, and Middlebury College on Saturday, Dec. 7. The Kangaroos play at Western New England University on Friday at 7:40 p.m.