Trinity Settles For Tie In Men's Ice Hockey Against Tufts

Cole Poliziani '22
Cole Poliziani '22

Hartford, Conn. – Sophomore defenseman James Callahan (Gladstone, N.J.) scored the game-tying goal, as the Trinity College Bantams and the visiting Tufts University Jumbos skated to a 1-1 tie in New England Small College Athletic Conference men's ice hockey action this evening at Williams Rink in the Koeppel Community Sports Center.  Trinity, ranked No. 6 in the nation, moves to 9-3-3 overall and 5-2-2 in the NESCAC while extending its overall unbeaten streak to four games (3-0-1) and its unbeaten streak against the Jumbos to seven games (0-6-1).  Tufts is now 5-9-1 overall and 2-6-1 in the league, having snapped a three-game losing skid. 

The first period was fast-paced and fairly even, although Tufts took a 1-0 lead on a power-play goal by junior forward Anthony Farinacci (Chatham, N.J.) from freshman defenseman Trevor Spence (Medfield, Mass.) and Nick Schultze (San Diego, Calif.) at the 11:26 mark.  Trinity jumped all over the visitors in the second half, tying the game on Callahan's goal from classmate Timothy Weinstein (Norwood, Mass.) and junior Andrew Chugg (Mesa, Ariz.), and finishing the frame with 29 shots to just six for the Jumbos. 

Trinity continued to pummel Tufts rookie backstop Josh Sarlo (Lynbrook, N.Y.) in the final period, as the Bantams took 19 shots but yielded just six after the final break.  Trinity first-year goaltender Jonah Caprioti (Mount Hope, Ontario) made back-to-back saves against Jumbo junior forward Ross Delabruere (Derby, Vt.) late in the final stanza.  Just four shots were taken in the overtime, but Caprioti made three of them including a game-saving denial one-on-one against Tufts sophomore forward Charley Borek (Raymond, N.H.) in the closing seconds.

Trinity finished with a 60-24 shooting advantage and scored once on six power plays.  The Bantams committed just two penalties, but Tufts scored on one of them.  Sarlo finished with 59 saves and Caprioti had 23.  Trinity will host NESCAC rival Connecticut College tomorrow at 4 p.m. in its next game, and Tufts visits league foe Wesleyan tomorrow at 3 p.m.