Middlebury

Men's Hockey Blanks Amherst

December 11, 2004

12/11/04 - Middlebury ended its first semester unbeaten as they defeated Amherst, 5-0. The Panthers return to action when they host the Holiday Classic on January 1st and 2nd in the Kenyon Arena.

Amherst had a great chance to score early on as Jack Greeley's breakaway shot was stopped before the puck slid across the entire length of the goal line before being cleared. Middlebury took a 1-0 lead at 6:26 of the first period when Mickey Gilchrist made a nice feed to Jocko DeCarolis in transition for the game's first goal. Shady Young made it a 2-0 game at 10:48 when he intercepted a pass and skated in all alone before beating Josh Fillman. The lead moved to 3-0 at 16:45 as Eric LaFreniere tipped in a great crossing pass from Gilchrist on a two-on-one break.

The game would remain at 3-0 until the final 1:15, where Levi Doria and DeCarolis would score goals 35 seconds apart to seal the 5-0 win. Yen-I Chen made 22 saves in goal for Middlebury, while Fillman made 36 stops for the Jeffs.

Date: December 11, 2004 - 7:00 p.m

Venue: Kenyon Arena - Site: Middlebury, Vt.

TEAM  1  2  3  OT  F

Amherst (3-2-2)  0  0  0  -  0

Middlebury (6-0-1)  3  0  2  -  5

SCORING

M-1st (6:26) - Jocko DeCarolis (Mickey Gilchrist, Eric LaFreniere)

M-1st (10:48) - Shady Young

M-1st (16:45) - LaFreniere (Gilchrist, Tom Maldonado)

M-3rd (18:45) - Levi Doria (LaFreniere)

M-3rd (19:20) - DeCarolis (Darwin Hunt)

GOALTENDING (saves)

Yen-I Chen-M (60 min., 22 saves, 0 GA)

Josh Fillman-A (60 min., 36 saves, 5 GA)