Conn. College Tops Men’s Hockey in NESCAC Play

Conn. College Tops Men’s Hockey in NESCAC Play

The Middlebury men's hockey dropped its first road game of the season by a 5-0 decision on Friday night at Connecticut College in Dayton Arena. The Panthers (0-5-0, 0-3-0) conclude the conference weekend with a 4:00 p.m. contest on Saturday at Tufts.

The Camels (2-1-0, 2-1-0) jumped on the scoreboard with a pair of goals in the opening period. After killing off a Middlebury power play, Kevin Doyle put the hosts on the board by finishing a short pass from Bryan Ackil 5:49 into the game. Chris Jellison doubled the margin less than five minutes later when he rifled a shot from the slot to put the hosts up by a 2-0 score.

With Connor Rodericks keeping the Panthers off the board in the Camel crease, the Connecticut College offense scored three more times in the second period to put the game away. Jake Farabee had assists on goals by Ackil and Doyle at 6:23 and 15:57 respectively, while Jacob Moreau rocketed a shot from the left corner just inside the blue line with just 10 seconds remaining in the period for a power-play goal and the 5-0 outcome.

Stephen Klein finished with 29 saves for the Panthers, while Rodericks stopped all 28 shots he faced. The Camels held a 34-28 advantage in shots and were 1-3 on the power play, while Middlebury was 0-3.