New London, Conn. – The visiting Trinity College Bantams dropped a 1-0 decision against the Connecticut College Camels in New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) men's ice hockey action this evening at Dayton Arena. Trinity, ranked No. 1 in the nation, falls to 12-2-1 overall and 7-1-1 in the NESCAC, while the Camels improve to 8-7-1 overall and 4-5-1 in the league. Trinity visits NESCAC rival Tufts tomorrow at 3 p.m. and Connecticut College hosts league foe Wesleyan tomorrow at the same time.
The teams combined for 16 shots on target over the first 13 minutes until committing back-to-back penalties to create a 4-on-4 situation. With the Trinity penalty about to expire, Camel senior Jacob Moreau stole the puck in his own defensive end, raced in all alone along the right side, and back-handed in a shot at the 14:34 mark. Trinity sophomore goaltender Jonah Capriotti (Mount Hope, Ontario) kept the visitors within a goal in the middle frame, turning away decent bids by Connecticut College's Greg Pezza and Paul Capozzi.
The Bantam defense killed a 4-on-3 and Capriotti came through with a point-blank save with just over four minutes left in the third period. Trinity pulled Capriotti for the final minute of play and peppered Camel goalie Connor Rodericks with shots while maintaining possession throughout to the end. The Bantams unleashed eight shots in the last 54 seconds, and the last-ditch attempt from the right point by Trinity junior defenseman James Callahan (Gladstone, N.J.) sailed wide right. Capriotti finished with 29 saves, while Rodericks made a season-high 43 saves for Connecticut College.