NCAA DIII Men Weekend Wrap-Up (2/11/19)

NCAA Weekend Recap

Hamilton College

Friday, February 8th

Hamilton 10-9-2 (8-5-2, NESCAC) – 2
Connecticut College 6-14-1 (2-12-1, NESCAC) – 1

Two points from both Justin Felhaber and Jon Stickel helped lead the Continentals to a 2-1 win over Connecticut College Friday night on the road. Both men assisted on Ian Nichols first period goal to give their team a 1-0 lead at the 12:19 mak of the first. Conn. College responded, tying the game at 18:49.

After a scoreless second period the third began with the game still knotted at one goal a piece. Felhaber scored the game-winner, assisted by Stickel, 4:35 into the period. Both teams finished 0-for-3 on the power-play and Anthony Tirabassi finished with 20 saves in his 18th start of the year.

BOX SCORE

Saturday, February 9th

Hamilton 11-9-2 (9-5-2, NESCAC) – 4
Tufts 5-15-2 (2-12-2, NESCAC) – 3

Jon Stickel scored two first period goals (one on the power-play), but Hamilton still found themselves down 3-2 after the first twenty minutes. Ian Nichols changed that on his power-play goal at 7:53 of the second to tie the game at three all. Neither team scored in third and it was off to overtime. Sterling Bray won it for Hamilton only 21 seconds into the extra period with assists going to Nick Ursitti and Joey Morre. Tirabassi made 20 saves.

BOX SCORE

Hamilton wraps up the regular season at home this weekend. The fifth place Continentals face-off against seventh place Middlebury at 7:00pm Friday night. They will then host third place Williams Saturday at 3:00pm. Hamilton cannot drop any lower in the standings, but could move up with one or two wins this weekend, depending upon the results of other games. Second thru fifth place is only separated by four points.

Morrisville State

Friday, February 8th

Morrisville 4-16-2 (2-11-1, SUNYAC) – 1
SUNY Canton 11-9-2 (Independent) – 5

In the first game of a home-and-home Morrisville fell 5-1 in Canton. After being down 2-0 at the end of the first, Jimmy Philbin scored at 5:17 of the second to pull the Mustangs within one. However, Canton would add three more second period goals to extend their lead to 5-1. Jared Young made 13 saves on 18 shots through two periods. Sal Staleri played the third and stopped all 8 shots he faced.

BOX SCORE

Saturday, February 9th

Morrisville 4-17-2 (2-11-1, SUNYAC) – 4
SUNY Canton 12-9-2 (Independent) – 5 (OT)

Canton took a 1-0 lead into the second period before CJ Stubbs scored a short-handed goal to even the score at one. Canton then scored a power-play goal two minutes later followed by an even strength goal to up 3-1. Stubbs added another, again assisted by Nick DeVito and Daniel Golba, to cut the deficit to one goal heading into the third.

That deficit was erased 24 seconds into the third when DeVito scored a power-play goal assisted by Stubbs. Jesse Anderson gave Morrisville the lead 3:10 later on another power-play goal, assisted by Stubbs and DeVito. Canton tied the game at four at the 5:03 mark. The Roos won the game with only 29 seconds remaining in overtime. Stalteri finished with 25 saves.

BOX SCORE

Morrisville finishes their season this weekend with two games against Fredonia at the IcePlex. Friday’s game will being at 7:00pm followed by a 4:00pm start on Saturday.

Utica College

Friday, February 8th

Utica 14-6-2 (11-3-1, UCHC) – 5
Chatham 5-15-2 (3-11-1, UCHC) – 1

The Pioneers clinched a first round home playoff game with their win Friday night. Gregg Burmaster scored the only goal of the first period assited by Shawn Lynch and Brett Everson putting UC up 1-0. That line struck again 31 seconds into the second putting Utica ahead 2-0. Lynch scored the goal assisted by Everson and Burmaster. Seven minutes later Everson scored a short-handed goal assisted by Daniel Fritz and Zach Borsoi putting the Pioneers ahead 3-0 after 40 minutes.

Chatham got on the board at 6:22 of the thrid, but Tyler Dill regained the three goal five minutes later. Assisting on Dill’s goal were Eric Holland and Nick Yzaguirre. Burmaster added his second of the game with 17 seconds left assisted by Everson and Borsoi. Gianluca Baggetta finished with 32 saves for the Pioneers.

BOX SCORE

Saturday, February 9th

Utica 15-6-2 (12-3-1, UCHC) – 5
Stevenson 10-13-0 (7-9-0, UCHC) – 2

Gregg Burmaster lead the way with three goals and one assists including one on the power-play. Jarrod Fitzpatrick scored at 4:08 of the first before Burmaster buried his first of the evening at 5:25. Stevenson then scored two sending the game to intermission at 2-2. Then Burmaster scored at 4:23 and 14:56 of the second before Shawn Lynch added a short-handed empty netter at 19:17. Baggetta finished with 31 saves.

BOX SCORE

Utica hosts 1-22-0 King’s College Friday night at 7:00pm and 16-6-1 Wilkes Saturday at 7:00pm. Wilkes is currently fourth in the UCHC, two points behind Utica.

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