Manhattanville College 6, Connecticut College 2
McGregor Tallies Two Scores for Camels
NEW LONDON, Conn.--Pierre Olivier Lemieux (Rimouski, Quebec) made 26 of his 35 saves in the final two periods of action to lead the Manhattanville College men's hockey team to a 6-2 victory at Connecticut College Tuesday.
The visiting Valiants even their record at 3-3-1 with their second straight win, while the Camels fall to 1-5.
Sophomore Brian Elser (Hopewell Junction, N.Y.) tallied two scores for the winning side. Scott Hudson (St. Albert, Alberta) and Mark Rivera (Belmar, N.J.) both finished with a goal and an assist for Manhattanville.
Connecticut College senior J.J. McGregor (Wichita, Kan.) accounted for both of his team's scores. Senior Andrew Margolin (Mahwah, N.J.) made 22 saves in the setback.
Trailing 1-0 after one period of action, the Camels scored the equalizer just 1:13 into the middle period.
Sean Curran (Wilmette, Ill.) launched a blast from the point and McGregor re-directed the puck into the goal at the far post. Lucas Chavira Schramm (Phoenix, Ariz.) also assisted on the marker.
But the visitors re-gained their lead on Elser's goal with 6:59 remaining. The Camels continued to pressure to the final whistle in a period that saw them out-shoot the Valiants 15-to-9.
With 1:44 remaining, Curran tested Lemieux with a wrister from the slot but the shot was saved. Then, with 1:20 to go, Adam Rimmer (Newbury, Mass.) unloaded with a blast from the point but Lemieux was able to make the stop.
The Valiants scored the next two goals in the third period, building a 4-1 edge on Elser's second marker with 4:30 remaining in regulation.
But the Camels continued to battle back. With 1:32 remaining, Rimmer connected with McGregor for a shot from the high the slot and the hosts had closed the gap to 4-2.
But sophomore Craig Simchuk (Winnipeg, Manitoba) put in an empty-netter with 54 seconds remaining and the visitors added one more to close out a 6- 2 victory.
Both teams will return to action Friday night for 7:00 p.m. games. The Valiants will host Trinity College in Rye, N.Y. The Camels will visit Colby College for a NESCAC game in Waterville, Maine.
December 6, 2011