Men's Hockey Holds Off Hamilton
February 18, 2012
Middlebury improved its unbeaten streak to six games (5-0-1) with a 2-1 win over Hamilton in Kenyon Arena. The Panthers (12-8-3, 11-5-1) wrap up their regular season tomorrow when they host Amherst at 4:00 p.m., while Hamilton (8-12-3, 4-11-2) visits Williams. Middlebury has already wrapped up the #3 for the upcoming NESCAC Tournament, and will host Wesleyan in a quarterfinal game next Saturday at 4:00 p.m.
Middlebury took a 1-0 lead 8:53 into the first period on the second of the year from Darric White. Trevor Pollock passed the puck to White, who scored from the top of the right face-off circle. The first period ended with Middlebury holding a 14-4 shots advantage.
The Panthers made it a 2-0 game just 33 seconds into the second period. Charlie Strauss dropped a pass to George Ordway, who scored from the slot with a quick wrister for his sixth of the season. Middlebury held an 11-6 shots advantage in the period with 10 penalties whistled.
Hamilton had three third period power play opportunities but were unable to take advantage until late. The Continentals did get on the board with a power play goal and their netminder pulled with 2:08 remaining. Andrew White fed BJ Lalonde for a quick one-timer from the right side for his first goal of the season.
The Continentals again pulled Joe Quattrocchi (28 saves) but were unable to tie the game up in the final 1:15. Dan Fullam made 14 saves in goal to earn the victory for the Panthers. Middlebury held a 30-15 shots advantage in the game.