Men's Hockey Shutout At St. Anselm
January 23, 2010
Middlebury dropped its second straight game as they Panthers suffered a 4-0 road loss at the hands of St. Anselm. The win was the first for the Hawks 7-6-1 (5-5-1 ECAC East) over the Panthers (4-2-4 NESCAC) in 16 years.
At 14:24 in the first period, St. Anselm's Paul Snell scored on a rebound for the first goal of the game. Just over three minutes later, DeVita took control and tapped it softly past Max Kennedy for the second goal of the game.
The Hawks dominated in the second period, outshooting the Panthers 13-4, but the Panthers' defense held strong, as the Hawks' headed into the final period with a two-goal lead.
Goodrich made it a 3-0 game for St. Anselm 3:56 into the third, his first of the season. The Panthers took control throughout most of the third period, outshooting the Hawks 16-8, but junior goaltender Alex Wyse held strong. The Hawks added a late goal as John Penny scored his first of the year with 34 seconds remaining.
The Hawks defeated the Panthers for just the 14th time in 56 meetings since the beginning of the Saint Anselm hockey program in 1969. The Hawks had not beaten the Panthers since February 11, 1994, when they took home a 9-3 victory.
Goaltender Max Kennedy made 27 saves in today's game to take his second loss of the season. Alex Wyse made 29 saves in the game, picking up his third win of the season and earning his first career shutout.