NCAA DIII Men Weekend Wrap-Up (1/14/19)

NCAA Weekend Recap

Hamilton College

Friday, January 11th

Connecticut College 4-8-1 (0-6-1, NESCAC) – 4
Hamilton College 6-6-1 (4-3-1, NESCAC) – 7

A hat-trick from Justin Felhaber led the Continentals to a 7-4 victory of Connecticut College Friday night at Sage Rink. Connecticut College got on the board first only 2:43 into the game, but Hamilton responded back with five unaswered goals.

Felhaber, Teddy Simpson, and Sam Jones scored in the first period to put the home team ahead 3-1. The second period began with goals from Jon Beniers and Felhaber’s second of the night extending the Hamilton lead to 5-1. Conn College scored two quick goals only a minute and a half apart before Chad Varney added one more for Hamilton. The second period ended with the Continentals leading 6-3.

Connecticut scored a pwoer-play goal at the 10:51 mark and Felhaber wrapped up his hat-trick with an empty net goal at 19:27. Anthony Tirabassi made 28 saves improving his record to 5-5-1.

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Saturday, January 12th

Tufts 5-9-0 (2-6-0, NESCAC) – 2
Hamilton College 7-6-1 (5-3-1, NESCAC) – 4

Much like Felhaber the night before, Rory Gagnon scored a goal a period including an empty-netter in the third to record the second hat-trick of his career. Felhaber also added an empty net goal with 13 seconds left to lift the Continentals to a 4-2 victory over Tufts. Tirabassi was in net once again, this time making 26 saves.

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Hamilton travels to Amherst this Friday for a 5:00pm puck drop and will then be in SUNY Cortland Saturday night for a 7:00pm start.

Morrisville State

Friday, January 11th

Morrisville 3-10-1 (1-7-0, SUNYAC) – 0
#12 Salve Regina 9-4-2 (6-1-1, CCC) – 3

Junior goaltender Jared Young made 49 saves in an attempt to defeat the #12 team in the country, Salve Regina Friday night. After a scoreless first period, the Seahwks came out flying in the second and fired 20 shots on goal. The period ended with Morrisville trailing 1-0. Salve Regina scored two more goals in a span of about 2:30 in the third to skate away with this one. The Mustangs were outshot 52-14.

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Saturday, January 12th

University of New England 10-4-1 (5-3-0, CCC) – 7
Morrisville 3-11-1 (1-7-0, SUNYAC) – 3

A dreadful season continues for Morrisville as they were handed their eleventh loss of the season on Saturday. Ian Wood opened the scoring on a power-play chance 12:33 into the first, but UNE answered less than a minute later to tie the game 1-1. The second period ended with Morrisville trailing 2-1, but the University of New England exploded for five goals in the third period to rout the Mustangs 7-3. CJ Stubbs scored two goals in the third for Morrisville and goalies Sal Stalteri and Jorgen Johnson combined for 29 saves in the loss. Morrisville only managed 13 shots on goal.

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Utica College

Friday, January 11th

Utica College 9-5-1 (7-2-0, UCHC) – 3
#5 Oswego State 11-3-1 (5-2-0, SUNYAC) – 3

It only took former Oswego State player Joey Rutkowski 1:14 to give the Pioneers an early 1-0 lead. Shawn Lynch fired a shot on net and Rutkowski was there to bury the rebound. The Lakers tied the game at one four minutes later on a wrist shot that beat Gianluca Baggetta (26 saves). Utica would regain it’s lead at 13:01 thanks to a Conor Landrigan backhander.

Similiar to the Pioneers quick start in the first period, Oswego tied the game at two goals apiece only 1:19 into the second. However, Utica would regain the lead for the 3rd time at 4:47 of the third. Josh Haskin tipped a Dan Fritz shot into the back of the net. Oswego wasted no time tying the game again and scored just over a minute later. Neither team could find that gamewinner in overtime.

BOX SCORE

Utica is back on the road for a weekend set of UCHC games at Neumann University on Friday night (7:00pm) and Manhattanville College on Saturday 3:30pm).

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