Hartford, Conn. – The Trinity College Bantams scored the game’s final four goals, including the game-winner by first-year forward Lucas Michaud (South Portland, Maine) 6:37 into the third period, to earn a 4-2 New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) men’s ice hockey victory over the visiting Connecticut College Camels this afternoon at Williams Rink in the Koeppel Community Sports Center. Trinity, ranked No. 6 in the nation, improves to 10-3-3 overall and 6-2-2 in the NESCAC, while Connecticut College drops to 4-11-1 overall and 0-9-1 in the league with its fourth consecutive setback.
Trinity trailed, 2-0, after a pair of second-period goals by the Camels. Connecticut College junior forward Ryan Petti (Tewksbury, Mass.) assisted rookie forward Steven Senese (Niagara Falls, N.Y.) on the first goal of the game 1:48 into the middle frame, and scored 5:03 later. The Bantams cut their deficit in half with 1:02 left before the final break when junior forward Taggart Corriveau (New Britain, Conn.) scored on a rebound of his own shot during a Trinity power play.
Trinity scored three times in the final period, beginning with the game-tying tally by junior forward Andy Chugg (Mesa, Ariz.) on another Bantam power play with 14:40 on the clock. Trinity sophomore defenseman Timothy Weinstein (Norwood, Mass.) assisted on the play. Bantam junior forward Barclay Gammill (New Canaan, Conn.) fed Michaud on the clincher just 1:17 later, and sophomore forward Nick Polsinelli (Galloway, N.J.) added an insurance goal with 4:01 remaining in the contest.
Chugg was Trinity’s lone multiple-point scorer with a goal and an assist, while junior goaltender Tedy Loughborough (Wellesley, Mass.) had 18 saves. Trinity outshot the Camels by a wide margin in every period, including a 22-to-7 advantage in the scoreless first period, and finished with a 55-to-20 edge. The Bantams were 2-for-4 on power plays, while the Camels were scoreless on their two power plays. Camel junior Connor Rodericks (Buzzards Bay, Mass.) totaled 51 saves.