Hartford, Conn. – The #2 Trinity College men's ice hockey program (8-1) made quick work of Plymouth State University Friday night, erupting for nine goals en route to a 9-2 victory. Sophomore Lucas Michaud (South Portland, Maine) led the offense with two goals and an assist; junior Devin Moore (Danville, N.H.) and senior Adam Anderson (Lino Lakes, Minn.) finished with two points apiece to open up 2020.
Trinity needed just 36 seconds to get on the board in the first period. Sophomore Lucas Michaud (South Portland, Maine) received a pass from Moore, and was able to wrap around the net and touch a shot past Plymouth goaltender Andreas Pettersson.
After outshooting the Panthers 19-3 in the first period, Trinity doubled its lead. Once again, Moore was in the mix; junior James Callahan (Gladstone, N.J.) snuck a beautiful pass across the crease to the junior, whose one-timer made it 2-0.
Just two minutes into the second period, the Bantams added on another. After a shot was blocked from senior defensemen Viktor Bergstrom, Michaud was there for the rebound; all alone just outside the faceoff circle, he was able to backhand a shot past Pettersson to make it 3-0.
Senior Adam Anderson recorded his first of the season with 12 minutes remaining in the second period. After forcing a turnover, the captain wristed a rocket into the top right corner to make it 4-0.
Plymouth's offense got going in the second period, scoring twice and putting the pressure on Trinity. After a goal at the 11-minute marker from Grant Dewitt, the hosts cut the lead in half. Jacob Laurin collected a feed through the crease and fired a snapshot past senior goaltender Tedy Loughborough (Wellesley, Mass.) to make it 4-2.
First-year Riley Prattson (Tolland, Conn.) got in the offensive mix, scoring his first career goal to make it 5-2. With just over two minutes remaining, Anderson forced a turnover by the Panther goaltender; he was able to slide the puck to Prattson, who tapped it home to extend the lead.
With less than a minute remaining in the second, Trinity put home its fourth of the period. Junior Dylan Healey (Goshen, N.Y.) was on the closing end of a beautiful set-up. Sophomore Eric Benshadle (Getzville, N.Y.) and junior Nicholas Polsinelli (Galloway, N.J.) went tic-tac-toe through Trinity's offensive end, with Polsinelli finding Healey for the one-time goal.
Senior Barclay Gammill (New Cannan, Conn.) lit the lamp with 14 minutes remaining, making it 7-2 to start the frame. In the team's fifth power play of the evening, Gammill netted the Bantam's eleventh power play goal — and second of the night — to continue its rout over the visitors.
Loughborough needed to make just twelve stops, with junior Sam Kany (Phoenix, AZ) coming on in the third to record seven stops. Trinity saw eight different goal scorers on the evening, erupting for its largest margin of victory all season.
Trinity has a quick turnaround, returning home Saturday night to take on Suffolk. Puck drop is slated for 7:30 p.m.