Connecticut College 5, #4 Middlebury College 3
Margolin Stops 32 Shots for Camels
MIDDLEBURY, Vt. - Junior net-minder Andrew Margolin (Mahwah, N.J.) stopped 32 of 35 shots to lead the Connecticut College men´s hockey team to a 5-3 victory against Middlebury College, the fourth ranked team in the nation.
Mike Sinsigalli (Wilton, Conn.) potted a pair of third period goals while junior Sean Curran (Wilmette, Ill.) tallied four points for the visitors with a goal and a three assists. Jordan Gray (Mississauga, Ontario) and Julien Boutet (Amos, Quebec) chipped in with goals for the Camels and J.J. McGregor (Wichita, Kan.) dished out two assists in the triumph.
The Camels even their record at 1-1 with the triumph while the Panthers slip to 0-2 in the setback.
Middlebury held a 16-to-6 shot advantage in the opening period but the Camel defense stood tall on special teams, killing off a five minute major to keep the game scoreless after one.
The Camels took a 1-0 lead at 6:53 of the second period, when Jordan Gray scored with a shot from the top of the right circle for a five-on-three power play tally. Curran made it a 2-0 game with a tally in a 4-on-4 situation.
Middlebury responded by scoring the next two goals, knotting the game up at two when Tucker Donahue (Canton, Mass.)buried a slap shot with 3:23 remaining in the period.
The Camels took the lead for good when Sinsigalli put back a rebound of a McGregor scoring bid. The Camels cashed in on their power play just 1:31 later, when Boutet potted the 16th goal of his career on a nifty feed from Curran.
Michael Griffin (Hingham, Mass.) scored his second goal of the day with 12:55 remaining but Sinsigalli responded with an even strength goal at 10:05 and to put the Camels back on top, 5-3.
Margolin stopped nine of 10 shots in the third to seal the victory. Nicholas Jasset (Newton, Mass.) allowed five goals with 12 saves in his collegiate debut, while Nick BonDurant (Macedon, N.Y.) made four saves in 8:30 for the Panthers.
The Camels will pause for a break at Thanksgiving before they return to action Dec. 3 to take on the Saint Anselm Hawks in front of what should be a packed crowd of 800 fans for opening night at Dayton Arena.
November 20, 2010