Middlebury

Men's Hockey Blanks Tufts

January 8, 2005

1/8/05 - Middlebury exploded for three third period goals on its way to a 7-0 win over Tufts. The Panthers out shot the Jumbos 50-7 on the night to improve to 9-0-1 on the season. Middlebury is ranked first in the latest Division III national poll.

Middlebury out shot Tufts 13-0 in the first period, taking a 2-0 lead. Tim Graham opened the scoring at 7:02, with Darwin Hunt finding the back of the net with 1:28 left in the first period. Graham struck again 6:02 into the second period, before a power play goal from Justin Gaines made it a 4-0 game with 28 seconds left in the second period.

The Panthers opened the third period scoring as John Sales scored on a rebound at the 8:47 mark. Just 57 seconds later, Rob MacIntyre made it a 6-0 game as he scored with a great feed from Eric LaFreniere. MacIntyre struck again just 18 seconds later to give Middlebury a 7-0 lead. LaFreniere ended the game with three assists, while Sales added a pair.

Yen-I Chen made seven saves in goal for the win, while James Kalec and Issa Azat combined to make 43 saves for the Jumbos.

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Date: January 8, 2005 - 4:00 p.m

Venue: Kenyon Arena - Site: <?xml:namespace prefix = "st1" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Middlebury, Vt.

TEAM  1  2  3  OT  F

Tufts (4-6)  0  0  0  -  0

Middlebury (9-0-1)  2  2  3  -  7

SCORING

M-1st (7:02) - Tim Graham (John Sales, Eric LaFreniere)

M-1st (18:32) - Darwin Hunt (John Sales, Tom Maldonado)

M-2nd (6:02) - Graham (Robert MacIntyre, Scott Ward)

M-2nd (19:32) - PP: Justin Gaines (James Guay)

M-3rd (8:47) - Sales (Guay, Bret Shirreffs)

M-3rd (9:44) - MacIntyre (LaFreniere, Jeff Smith)

M-3rd (10:02) - MacIntyre (LaFreniere, Smith)

GOALTENDING (saves)

Yen-I Chen-M (60 min., 7 saves, 0 GA)

James Kalec-T (50:02 min., 36 saves, 7 GA)

Issa Azat-T (9:58 min, 7 saves, 0 GA)