No. 13 Trinity pulls away for men's ice hockey win
Trinity College scored five times in a 20-minute span and the nationally ranked No. 13 Bantams handed the Hamilton College Continentals a 7-1 NESCAC loss at Trinity's Williams Rink on Sunday afternoon.
Trinity’s outburst followed a goal by Hamilton’s Mike DiMare ’14 that pulled the Continentals (4-10-3, 3-7-2 NESCAC) to within 2-1 at 8:48 of the second period. The Bantams (14-4-0, 9-3) responded with three goals in six minutes to close out the period, then sealed the win with a pair of third-period scores.
Ryan Cole ’17 scored two goals for Trinity and Jackson Brewer ’15 (one goal, two assists) and Liam McKillop ’15 (three assists) contributed three points.
Zach Arnold ’15 made a career-high 35 saves for Hamilton despite playing just the first two periods. Charlie Fennell ’17 stopped seven third-period shots.
John Hawkrigg ’16 scored his 13th goal for a 1-0 Bantams lead. His goal was the only score of the first period as Trinity outshot Hamilton 17-10. A power-play goal by Brewer 1:41 into the second made it 2-0. Sean Orlando ’17 assisted on both goals.
DiMare cut the Bantam lead in half with his ninth goal, which raised his career points total to 91. Robbie Murden ’17 registered his 12th assist (second on the team) on DiMare’s goal.
Goals by Tim Shea ‘15, Cole and T.J. Sherman ’17 in the last seven minutes of the period put Trinity back in control. Cole and Michael Flynn ’15 scored insurance goals in the third. Benjamin Coulthard ’14 turned away 31 shots for the win.
Hamilton opens a four-game homestand on Friday, Feb. 7, against Bowdoin College at 7 p.m. Trinity hosts Middlebury College on Saturday at 7 p.m.