Men's Hockey Ends Semester With Win

December 5, 2009

The Middlebury men's hockey team ended its first semester schedule with a 5-0 win over the University of New England. The seventh-ranked Panthers improve to 3-1-2 on the season, while UNE, new to the ECAC East, falls to 0-7. Middlebury returns to action when they host their annual Holiday Classic Tournament on January 2nd and 3rd in Kenyon Arena.

Middlebury took a 1-0 lead 9:41 into the game, as John Sullivan wristed a shot into the top corner of the net from the high slot after a feed from Martin Drolet.

The Panthers took a 2-0 lead just 2:51 into the second period, when Brett Brazier finished off a flurry in the Nor'easter crease for his first career goal. Sullivan scored his second of the game at the 14:11 mark of the second period, putting home his own rebound.

The lead grew to 4-0 in the third period as Mathieu Dubuc broke in and beat UNE goaltender Dallas Ungurian just 13 seconds into the period for his team-leading sixth goal of the season. Bryan Curran scored his first goal of the year on the power play at 3:16, converting a great crossing pass from Martin Drolet.

John Yanchek made 22 saves for his first career shutout for the Panthers, while Ungurian stopped 37 shots for UNE.