#10 Manhattanville 3, Connecticut College 2
Gray Tallies Two Scores for Camels
RYE, N.Y. - The Manhattanville College Valiants, ranked #10 in the latest United States College Hockey Online (USCHO) National Poll, erupted with two goals scored in a 1:47 timeframe to defeat Connecticut College 3-2 in a non-league game played Tuesday night at the Playland Ice Casino in Rye, N.Y.
The Valiants improve their record to 6-3-1 with the victory, while the Camels fall to 2-3 with the loss.
Junior Sasha Romanenko (Kharkiv, Ukraine) and Eric Defelice (Chalfont, Pa.) netted their first tallies of the season for the winning side and Adam Young (Edmonton, Alta.) netted his second for the winning side.
Senior Jordan Gray (Mississaugua, Ontario) accounted for both of Connecticut College's goals and pulled the visitors to within a single tally with 34 seconds remaining in the first.
Romanenko opened the score at 8:25 of the first but Gray promptly responded with the equalize32 seconds later. Senior Ryan Riffe (South Berwick, Maine) and Lucas Chavira Schramm (Phoenix, Ariz.) assisted on the marker.
The Valiants responded though with a power play goal 12:42. After a faceoff win by freshman Brian Elser (Hopewell Junction, N.Y.), sophomore Brett Skalski (Exton, Pa.) wrapped a puck around the boards all the way to the far point for Young, who collected it and skated toward the middle of the ice before firing a shot into the back of the cage for his second of the year.
DeFelice made it a 3-1 game when he broke free on an odd man rush for a goal. The Camels got one back when Julien Boutet (Amos, Quebec) assisted Gray on his second goal of the night.
But The Valiants held a 21-to-9 shot advantage over the final two periods of action and were able to hang on for the one-goal victory.
Connecticut College freshman Mike Petchonka (Ridgefield, Conn.) stopped 29 of 32 shots in his collegiate debut. Senior net-minder Sergiy Sorokolat (Kharkiv, Ukraine) made 19 saves to earn the victory. Soroklat made a game-saving stop on a shot by Sean Curran (Wilmette, Ill.) in the closing moments of action that would have sent the game to overtime.
The Camels will host Tufts University this Saturday night for a 7:00 p.m. game at Dayton Arena
December 7, 2010