Tufts Earns 2-2 Tie With Men’s Hockey

January 28, 2012

Tufts scored with just 32 seconds remaining to force overtime, earning a 2-2 tie with Middlebury (7-8-3, 6-5-1) in NESCAC action on Saturday in Kenyon Arena. The Jumbos (8-7-2, 6-5-1) remain unbeaten in their last three games.

Middlebury grabbed a 1-0 lead 6:53 into the first period when George Ordway tipped in a shot from Mathieu Castonguay for his fourth of the season. The first period ended with the Panthers owning a 19-5 shots advantage, holding the Jumbos without a shot for the game’s first 13:05.

The Panthers took a 2-0 lead on the power play, 11:11 into the second period. Nick Resor scored his third of the year when he scored on a rebound after a scrum in the crease area.

Tufts got on the board just 2:52 into the second period when Kyle Gallegos scored his team-leading ninth of season with a shot through the five-hole.

Trailing 2-1 late in the third, the Jumbos went on the power play with just 41 seconds remaining. With their netminder Scott Barchard (36 saves) pulled, Jared Barker scored with a blast from the right point in a six-on-four situation to tie the game at 2-2 and send it into overtime.

The Panthers thought they had won the game 2:00 into the extra session when Charlie Strauss found the back of the net, but it was ruled that the goal had come off its moorings.

Middlebury finished the game with a 38-20 shots advantage, holding Tufts to 1-9 on the power play. The Panthers converted 1-6 with the extra attacker, as Dan Fullam finished the game with 18 saves.

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