Men's Hockey Tops Skidmore
January 1, 2005
1/1/05 - Middlebury opened 2005 with a 3-1 win over Skidmore in the Middlebury College Holiday Classic. The Panthers return to action on Sunday when the host the U.S.A. Under-18 Team at 4:00 p.m.
Middlebury opened the scoring at 8:27 as Brian Phinney shot the puck down the ice for a Middlebury change. The puck caught Skidmore goaltender Mike Mansfield off-guard, as it went into the net off his pads from the opposite face-off circle 150 feet away. The Panthers took a 2-0 lead at 8:11 of the second period with a power play goal. Patrick Nugent earned the goal as he put in a rebound after a shot from just inside the zone from Jeff Smith. Phinney netted his second of the game at 12:04 as his power play goal found the five-hole of Mansfield. Skidmore got on the board at 13:36 of the third period as Morgan Nelson scored on a rebound after a save from the outside on Nate Smith.
Middlebury junior Mark Spadaccini made 15 saves in his collegiate debut, while Mike Mansfield made 28 stops for Skidmore.
Date: January 1, 2005 - 7:00 p.m
Venue: Kenyon Arena - Site: Middlebury, Vt.
TEAM 1 2 3 OT F
Skidmore (1-8) 0 0 1 - 1
Middlebury (7-0-1) 1 2 0 - 3
M-1st (8:27) - Brian Phinney
M-2nd (8:11) - PP: Patrick Nugent (Jeff Smith, John Sales)
M-2nd (12:04) - PP: Phinney (Tom Maldonado)
S-3rd (13:36) - Morgan Nelson (Nate Smith, Scott Schaub)
Mark Spadaccini-M (60 min., 15 saves, 1 GA)
Mike Mansfield-S (60 min., 28 saves, 3 GA)