Rochester, N.Y. - Both teams traded a pair of goals, eventually playing to a 2-2 draw, on Tuesday afternoon in a non-conference men's hockey game between the Trinity College Bantams and the Nazareth College Golden Flyers at Bill Gray's Iceplex in Rochester. The Bantams move to 2-0-1 on the year while Nazareth sits at 4-1-4 after today's result.
Trinity took advantage of Nazareth slashing penalty, just 42 seconds into the game. Bantam sophomore Dylan Healey (Goshen, N.Y.) picked up his first goal of the season at the 1:11 mark off an assist from junior captain Liam Feeney (Foxboro, Mass.) to put the visitors ahead early, 1-0. The Golden Flyers tied it at 10:26 when sophomore Mateo Capriotti one-timed a pass from Jackson Shanley past Bantam rookie goalie Jonah Capriotti (Mount Hope, Ontario) for his fourth goal of the season. Capriotti finished with 28 saves for Trinity in his collegiate debut.
The Bantams reclaimed the lead in the second period thanks to the first career goal by sophomore transfer Devin Moore (Danville, N.H.). Moore beat Golden Flyer goalie Sean Kuhn thanks to an assist by senior Charlie Zuccarini (Shelton, Conn.).
The Golden Flyers had scoring chances on the power play, but the Bantams were successful in killing off a 5-on-3 disadvantage in the second period and then a five-minute major penalty in the third. The hosts evened the score though, at the 8:09 mark in the final period when Justin Miller found the back of the net off an assist by Owen Kuhns.
Neither team was able to pot the game-winner in overtime as the two teams settled for the tie. Trinity won the shot battle, 40-30, and also came away with 31 faceoffs to Nazareth's 31, however was plagued by 25 minutes worth of penalty time.
No. 5-ranked Trinity returns to action on Saturday for its home opener at 4 p.m. versus Aurora University.