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Men's ice hockey wraps up season

The Hamilton College Continentals ended their season with a 5-2 NESCAC loss against the Middlebury College Panthers at Middlebury's Kenyon Arena on Sunday afternoon.

Box score

The Panthers (11-10-3, 9-7-2 NESCAC) scored four goals in the third period and clinched the fourth seed for the 2014 NESCAC championship.

Hamilton (5-15-3, 4-12-2) scored twice in the second period and erased Middlebury’s 1-0 lead. Pat Curtis ’15 scored the tying goal 4:52 into the period. Curtis' shot was initially saved by goaltender Liam Moorfield-Yee ’16 but trickled in for his ninth goal of the season. Evan Haney ’14 and Dom Jancaterino ’14 assisted on the goal.

The Continentals took the lead five minutes later when Brad Smelstor ’17 scored on a shot from the point. Smelstor’s second goal of the season came on a power play and was assisted by Jancaterino and Scott Vazquez ’16.

Louis Belisle ’14 scored the tying and game-winning goals for Middlebury, knotting the score 3:05 into the third and putting the Panthers ahead for good with 8:08 left. Belisle has a team-leading 17 goals. John Barr ’14 scored an insurance goal on a four-on-three power play and Michael Longo ’14 sealed the win with an empty net goal in the final minute.

Ben Wiggins ’14 and Robbie Donahoe ’14 had two assists apiece for Middlebury. Donahoe assisted on the game’s first goal, which was scored by Thomas Freyre ’14 4:06 into the first period.

Moorfield-Yee made 19 saves. Hamilton’s Joe Quattrocchi ’14 matched a season high with 37 stops.

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