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Men's ice hockey ties Wesleyan 2-2

The Hamilton College Continentals posted their second straight tie with a 2-2 overtime deadlock against Wesleyan University in a NESCAC game at Wesleyan's Spurrier-Snyder Rink on Saturday night.

Box score

The Continentals (4-9-3, 3-6-2 NESCAC) jumped out to a 2-0 first-period lead before the Cardinals scored a goal in both the second and third.

Robbie Murden ’17 and Dom Jancaterino ’14 scored early goals to put Hamilton up 2-0 just 6:12 into the first period. Murden scored his team-leading 10th goal 4:14 in, converting a rebound after gaining control behind the net. Kenny Matheson ’16, who took the initial shot, earned his 11th assist on the play.

Less than two minutes later, Jancaterino beat goaltender Dawson Sprigings ’17 with a shot from the high slot for his first goal of the season. Pat Curtis ’15 and Truman Landowski ’17 assisted on the goal.

The Cardinals (8-7-2, 3-7-1 NESCAC) outshot Hamilton 17-2 in the second period, starting their comeback on a goal by James Kline ’17 at 5:32 of the period. Kline had a hand in the tying goal as well as he and Connor Ryan ’15 assisted on a slap shot from the left faceoff circle by Nick Malone ’17 with 7:21 left in the third. Malone’s goal was the first of his career. Kline is ranked second on the team with eight goals and 10 assists this season.

Zach Arnold ’15 recorded his second tie in as many starts for Hamilton, stopping 30 shots. Sprigings made 23 saves for the Cardinals, who owned a 32-25 advantage in shots.

Wesleyan hosts Amherst on Sunday afternoon and the Continentals play a 4 p.m. game at nationally ranked No. 13 Trinity College.

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