Friday, January 3, 2020
Skidmore (7-2-3) – 2
Hamilton (3-5-1) – 2
Hamilton opened the second half of their 2019-20 season with a 2-2 tie against Skidmore at the Clinton Arena. Skidmore received votes in the December 9th USCHO poll and is unbeaten in their last six games.
The Thoroughbreds took a 1-0 lead into the first intermission after a shot somehow found its way through traffic and into the back of the net.
Jon Beniers and Sean Thomson scored their first goals of the season to give Hamilton a 2-1 lead after 40 minutes. Beniers tied the game at 7:51 of the second. His wrist shot from the slot was blocked, but he picked up his own rebound and deposited it into the back of the net.
Thomson scored with just under five minutes left in the second period giving the Continentals a 2-1 lead. Nick Ursitti fired a shot high over the net on a breakaway opportunity, but the puck bounced back out front. Thomson, who was trailing the play, was there to score from point blank range.
Hamilton held onto their lead until 2:30 left in the third when a Thoroughbreds shot deflected off a Hamilton defender and past Anthony Tirabassi. Tirabassi finished with 23 saves.
The Continentals were credited with all 3 shots in overtime, for a game total of 32, but failed to score.
Saturday, January 4, 2020
Hamilton (3-5-2) – 0
Skidmore (7-2-4) – 0
Senior Chris Browne stopped all 36 shots he faced to earn the first shutout of his career in his first career start. Skidmore’s Brandon Kasel made 30 saves including 14 in the third period and four more in overtime to earn a shutout of his own.
Browne picked up the third shutout of the season for Hamilton. He was tested early and often as he turned away 15 shots in the first period and 12 more in the second.
The Continentals return to action this Friday and Saturday with a pair of conference games at Bowdoin and Colby.