Middlebury

Men's Hockey Thumps St. Michael's

February 6, 2009

Middlebury (14-4-1, 11-2-1 NESCAC) scored six second period goals on its way to a 12-3 win at St. Michael's (7-10-2, 2-9-1 ECAC East) at Cairns Arena in South Burlington. Charlie Strauss recorded a hat-trick and handed out two helpers, while Ken Suchoski and Martin Drolet each netted two goals while assisting on three others.

Mack Cummins (1-4-5), John Sullivan (1-3-4), Jamie McKenna (1-3-4) and Chaz Svoboda (1-2-3) all had big games offensively. John Yanchek stopped 12 shots, while Max Kennedy recorded one save in 9:19 of action.

For Saint Michael's, Ryan Mero and Chris Healey provided the goals. Brendan Rimmer recorded 24 saves, while Brian McWade stopped one shot in 4:19 in net.

1 2 3 Total
Middlebury 4 6 2 12
Saint Michael's 0 1 1 2

First Period - Scoring: 1. MID, Drolet (Svoboda, Cummins), 14:24. 2. MID, Suchoski (Strauss, Cummins), 17:32. 3. MID, McKenna (Sullivan, Williams), 17:49. 4. MID, Suchoski (Cantwell, Strauss), 19:25. Penalties: MID, 1 minor; SMC, 0 minors.

Second Period - Scoring: 5. MID, Strauss (Sullivan, McKenna), 1:08. 6. MID, Strauss (Cummins, McKenna), 2:08. 7. MID, Graddock (Kretschmer, Suchoski), 2:49. 8. MID, Svoboda (Badeau, Drolet), 8:26. 9. MID, Sullivan (Suchoski, McKenna), 9:37. 10. SMC, Mero (Nannicelli), 14:17. 11. MID, Cummins (Nerbak, Sullivan), 15:41. Penalties: MID, 1 minor; SMC, 5 minors.

Third Period - Scoring: 12. SMC, Healey (unassisted), 4:31. 13. MID, Drolet (Svoboa, Cmmins), 10:41. 14. MID, Strauss (Suchoski, Drolet), 17:52. Penalties: MID, 1 minor; SMC, 2 minors.

Shots on Goal: MID (16 - 15 - 6 - 37), SMC (7 - 3 - 5 - 15).

Saves: MID, Yanchek (14 shots, 12 saves); Kennedy (1 shot; 1 save); SMC, Rimmer (36 shots, 24 saves); McWade (1 shot, 1 save).