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Men’s Ice Hockey Sweeps Opening Weekend with Win Over Tufts

Men’s Ice Hockey Sweeps Opening Weekend with Win Over Tufts

Hartford, Conn. – The Trinity College men’s ice hockey program rounded out its opening weekend with a sweep, taking game two of the 2019-20 campaign against Tufts, 4-1. Once again, the Bantams saw four different goal scorers, lighting the lamp every period to stay perfect.

Trinity started Saturday’s contest in a similar fashion to Friday’s, scoring a goal in the opening period to take the lead. Junior Devin Moore (Danville, N.H.) broke the stalemate 12 minutes into action, taking a feed from senior Barclay Gammill (New Canaan, Conn.) for the early score.

The scoring picked up in the second, with both teams getting in on the action. Trinity doubled its lead 30 seconds into the frame, seeing a deflected shot from inside the blue line off the stick of senior Nick Fiorentino (Hartsdale, N.Y.) find twine. Five minutes later, the Jumbos cut it back to one. A four-on-four goal scored by junior Charlie Borek (Durham, N.H.) cut the lead in half, but the Bantams stretched it back to two on a power play goal scored by junior Michael Grande (West Chester, Pa.).

The Bantams notched a final goal at the midway point in the third period, securing Trinity’s second straight victory. Junior Eric Benshadle (Buffalo, N.Y.) scored his first of the season, with helpers credited to classmate Blake Carrick (Orland Park, Ill.) and sophomore Lucas Michaud (South Portland, Maine).

Senior Goaltender Tedy Loughborough (Wellesley, Mass.) made a season-high 20 stops in the contest. The Bantams outshot the Jumbos 37-21, and were 1-5 on power play opportunities.

Trinity hits the road for the first time this season, traveling to Amherst to take on the Mammoths Friday night. Puck drop is slated for 7 p.m.