Friday, January 4th
Colby 5-3-2 (2-3-1, NESCAC) – 2
Hamilton 5-5-1 (3-2-1, NESCAC) – 4
After back-to-back losses to Skidmore last week, the Continentals got back on track with a 4-2 win over Colby Friday night. Special teams was the difference as Hamilton went 4-for-5 with the man advantage. Coming into Friday game Colby had been unbeaten in their last seven games.
Josh Labonte led the way with a goal and two assists for Hamilton. He picked up his first assist on a power-play goal scored by Joey Moore 15:52 into the first period. Colby opened the second by tying the game at one before another power-play marker by Hamilton. Labonte sent a shot on net that was redirected in front by Rory Gagnon.
Labonte added a power-play goal of his own 1:22 into the thhird period to give Hamilton a 3-1 lead. Jordi Jefferson and Moore recorded assists. The Continentals lead was increased to 4-1 with just under 5 minutes remaining on a one-timer from the slot by Nick Ursitti. Colby scored a short-handed goal with 50 seconds left to get one back, but it was too little too late for the Mules. Anthony Tirabassi made 31 saves in his fourth win of the season.
Saturday, January 5th
Bowdoin 5-5-1 (3-3-1, NESCAC) – 4
Hamilton 5-6-1 (3-3-1, NESCAC) – 1
Bowdoin jumped out to a 4-0 lead through the first 50 minutes of the games scoring two power-play goals along the way. Hamilton got on the board at 15:37 of the third courtesy of a wrist shot from Bennett Morrison. Hamilton outshot the Bears 41-29 and Continentals goalie Tirabassi finished with 25 saves.
Hamilton will lace up the skates for two more home games this weekend, hosting Connecticut College Friday at 7:00pm and Tufts Saturday at 3:00pm.
The Mustangs return to play Friday, January 11th when they travel to Salve Regina for a 7:35pm face-off. They return to the IcePlex Saturday against the University of New England.
Friday, January 4th
Skidmore College 8-6-1 (4-3-1, NEHC) – 1
Utica College 9-5-0 (7-2-0, UCHC) – 5
Five unanswered goals led Utica to victory in their first game back after holiday break. The win was the fifth in a row for the Pioneers.
After the first period concluded with Skidmore ahead 1-0, Utica opened the floodgates pumping in five straight goals over the next two periods. Jarrod Fitzpatrick got Utica on the board after batting a rebound out of the air and into the net tying the game at one. Rome native JT Entelisano scored his second of the season before Brett Everson added another putting UC ahead 3-1 at the break.
Joey Rutkowski (another Rome, NY native) and Conor Landrigan scored third period goals to put this one away. Gianluca Baggetta made 21 saves to pick up his fifth win of the season.
Utica travels to rival Oswego State next Friday, January 11th for a 7:00pm puck drop.