Middlebury

Men's Hockey Gets Back On Track

January 21, 2005

1/21/05 - Middlebury broke its first three-game losing streak in four years as they defeated St. Anselm 3-1 at the Kenyon Arena. First-year netminder Ross Cherry was impressive in his collegiate debut, as he made 26 saves in goal to earn the win.

St. Anselm took a 1-0 lead with just five seconds left in the first period as John Cronin found Bostjan Kolaric with a cross-crease pass for a one-timer that found the back of the net. Middlebury tied the game only 14 seconds into the second period as Brian Phinney ripped home a slapper from the right face-off circle. The Panthers took a 2-1 lead at the 7:25 mark of the second period as Mickey Gilchrist snapped home a wrister from the right side. Middlebury earned some breathing room with five minutes to go in the game as Gilchrist made some great moves and scored with a backhander from the crease after a great feed from Justin Gaines.

The Hawks pulled their netminder at 16:11 as they went on the power play, but could not score the equalizer with the six-on-four advantage, or the remaining 1:49 with the empty net. Jim Merola made 24 saves for St. Anselm.

Date: January 21, 2005 - 7:00 p.m

Venue: Kenyon Arena - Site: Middlebury, Vt.

TEAM  1  2  3  OT  F

St. Anselm (11-2-1)  1  0  0  -  3

Middlebury (10-3-1)  0  2  1  -  3

SCORING

S-1st (19:55) - Bostjan Kolaric (John Cronin, Brian Dobler)

M-2nd (:14) - Brian Phinney (Shady Young)

M-2nd (7:25) - Mickey Gilchrist (Tim Graham, Jed McDonald)

M-3rd (15:00) - Gilchrist (Justin Gaines, Patrick Nugent)

GOALTENDING (saves)

Ross Cherry-M (60 min., 26 saves, 1 GA)

Jim Merola-S (56:11 min, 24 saves, 3 GA)