Hartford, Conn. – The #5 Trinity College men’s ice hockey program took care of business in its first non-conference action of the season, sinking Manhattanville Tuesday night, 6-2. The Bantams had full control of the contest, outshooting the Valiants 40-14 on its home ice. Trinity (5-0-0) is one of the only unbeaten teams left in the NESCAC, and remains the highest league-ranked team in the country.
Additionally, first year Paul Selleck (Laguna Hills, Calif.) netted his first career goal, and ultimately went on to score two in the victory.
The Bantams dominated play in the first period but conceded an early goal to give the visitors an advantage. First year Dylan Pollack (New Fairfield, Conn.) took a feed from senior (Stoney Creak, Ontario) just outside the crease, giving Manhattanville a 1-0 lead.
In danger of going down by two, Trinity was able to kill off a five-on-three and countered with a goal to level the score. Junior Michael Grande (West Chester, Pa.) ripped a one-timer from senior Liam Feeney (Foxboro, Mass.) and sophomore Lucas Michaud (South Portland, Maine) to tie the score.
After closing out the first with an even score, the Bantams jumped on the lead early in the second. Great puck movement resulted in senior Barclay Gammill (New Canaan, Conn.) being wide open in front of the cage, and the one-timer on a feed from Michaud to take the lead.
The Bantams added a late goal in third, seeing first year Paul Selleck net his first-career goal to extend the lead to two goals. Manhattanville wouldn’t go away, however, and cut the lead in half with a first-career goal from first year Connor Hunt (Frisco, Texas). The Bantams scored an empty-netter from Gammill, and Selleck continued his career night with his second goal to secure the win.
Sophomore Jonah Capriotti (Mount Hope, Ontario) earned his first save of the season, making 12 saves in the win.
The Bantams are back in action this weekend, traveling to Manchester, New Hampshire, to take part in the Saint Anselm Thanksgiving Tournament. First game is set for Friday, November 30, with the Bantams taking on SUNY Potsdam at 1 p.m.