Connecticut College 4, Saint Anselm 1
Parker Stops 45 Shots for Camels
MANCHESTER, N.H. -Greg Parker (Trenton, Ont.) stopped 45 of 46 shots (.978 save pct.) to lead the Connecticut College men´s hockey team (1-4, 1-2) to a 4-1 victory against Saint Anselm College (2-2) in a NESCAC/ECAC East crossover game played at Sullivan Arena Friday night.
Ryan Riffe (South Berwick, Maine) had a goal and an assist. Julien Boutet (Amos, Quebec) scored his fourth goal in the past three games for the Camels. J.J. McGregor (Wichita, Kan.) and Trevor Bradley (West Hartford, Conn.) chipped in with scores for Connecticut College.
Boutet opened the scoring with an unassisted goal just 49 seconds into regulation. With 4:04 remaining in the frame, McGregor buried a slap shot for his first goal of the season. Michael O´Donnell (Winchester, Mass.) and Greg Lever (Orangeville, Ont.) assisted on the tally and the Camels carried the two goal advantage into the first intermission.
The Camels were a perfect 4-for-4 on their penalty kill and they opened the second by skating off a two-minute minor. Later on in the period with 6:40 remaining, Trevor Bradley potted his second goal of the season in a four-on-four situation and the Camels enjoyed a 3-0 lead. Riffe and Thomas Regan (South Boston, Mass.)assisted on the marker. At the defensive end, Parker collected 15 saves in the middle period to keep the Hawks off the scoreboard.
Sophomore Ryan Holley (Owings, Md.) finally got the Hawks on the scoreboard when he made a wrap around move from behind the net for a goal with 13:53 remaining. But the Hawks could not get any closer. Riffe added an empty-netter with 1:40 remaining to close out the 4-1 victory for the Camels.
Alex Wyse (Amherst, N.Y.) finishes with 21 saves in the setback for Saint Anselm.
Saturday afternoon, the Camels will continue their two-game swing in the Granite State with a 4:00 p.m. game against the New England College Pilgrims in Henniker, N.H.
December 4, 2009