Men's Ice Hockey edged by Connecticut College
New England College men’s ice hockey allowed two power-play goals as the Connecticut College Camels snapped the Pilgrims four-game unbeaten streak topping NEC 2-1 Friday evening. With the win the Camels improve to 4-2-0 on the season, while the loss drops the Pilgrims to 4-1-0 overall.
The two teams would battle through the majority of the opening period scoreless as the Pilgrims would hold the commanding 17-6 lead in shots on goal. Connecticut College’s Sean Driscoll would snap the scoreless tie as he would convert on a power-play opportunity with just 1:59 remaining in the first giving the Camels the 1-0 lead.
Connecticut College would stretch their lead to 2-0 midway through the second period as Julien Boutet put in a rebound off a Jordan Gray shot on another power-play opportunity.
The Pilgrims would finally get on the board early in the third period as Alex Muse would score the power-play goal assisted by Mark Ehl and Trevor Turner just 45 second into the third. NEC would continue to put the pressure on the Connecticut defense as the Pilgrims would outshoot the Camels 29-1 in the third but Connecticut’s keeper Greg Parker would make 28 impressive third period saves.
Picking up the win in goal for Connecticut College was Parker who finished with an impressive 47 saves. In net for the Pilgrims was Aaron Harvey who finished with 15 saves on the evening.