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#2 Norwich University 6, Connecticut College 1 Capuano Scores Third Period Goal for Camels

NEW LONDON, Conn.--The Norwich University Cadets (19-1-4) skated to a 6-1 victory against host Connecticut College (7-15-1) in an ECAC East/NESCAC crossover game played at Dayton Arena Friday. The visitors erupted with four goals in the third period to pull away for their third straight win while the Camels had their winning streak suspended at three games in the setback. Kyle Thomas (Waltham, Mass.) tallied his 17th and 18th goals of the season to pace the visitors. Junior Greg Eskedjian (Barrie, Ontario), Chad Anderson (Dartmouth, Nova Scotia) and Tory Allen (Davidson, Saskatchewan) each contributed with a goal and an assist for the Cadets. Connecticut College junior Joe Capuano (Melrose, Mass.) scored a third period marker for the Camels. Senior Ryan Howarth (Grand Blanc, Mich.) assisted on the score. Norwich University senior net-minder Ryan Klingensmith (Morton, Pa.) notched his 18th win of the season with 11 saves for the visitors. Greg Parker (Trenton, Ontario) made 53 stops for Connecticut College. The Cadets opened the scoring 48 seconds into regulation. Senior Eric Tallent (Garland, Tex.) launched a shot from the right point that caromed off the back wall. Tory Allen (Davidson, Saskatchewan) recovered the puck and assisted Kyle Thomas (Waltham, Mass.) for the score. Midway through the period, the Camels were assessed a five-minute major. But the hosts were able to skate off the infraction. Sean Driscoll (Peabody, Mass.), Trevor Bradley (West Hartford, Conn.) and Chris Fogg (East Sandwich, Mass.) were able to come up with important clears to keep the game close. But in the middle period, Norwich doubled its lead. Scott Schroeder (Drake Saskatchewan) delivered the puck through the slot to Allen, who buried his sixth of the season from the left post side of the goal. The Camels got one back at the 2:34 mark of the third period. Howarth was able to win a 50/50 battle for the puck in the neutral zone and lead Capuano on a break. The junior found the top shelf with a nifty looking backhander. But Thomas answered for the Cadets 1:40 later and Norwich regained its two goal advantage. The Cadets added three more goals in the third on their way to the 6-1 victory.

February 19, 2010

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