Men's Hockey Earns Tie With Babson

Middlebury and Babson battled to a 2-2 tie in the Kenyon Arena on Saturday afternoon. The Beavers held a 33-24 advantage in shots, but neither team could score in the third period or extra session.

Babson opened the scoring at 8:24 of the first period as Nick Jones found Shane Farrell for a one-timer and a 1-0 lead. The Panthers scored a pair of quick goals in 48 seconds to take a 2-1 lead in the second period. Eric LaFreniere scored the first on a wrap around at 16:55, while Sam Driver scored from the right face-off circle at the 17:43 mark for a power play goal. The Beavers stole the momentum back with 23 seconds left in the period as Chris Wood redirected a shot from Jones.

Each team would have chances in the third period, including a five-on-three for 1:25 for Babson, but neither could convert. Middlebury out shot Babson 5-0 in the overtime, but could not get one past Skylar Nipps, who ended the night with 22 saves. Ross Cherry made 31 saves between the pipes for the Panthers.

Date: February 10, 2007 - 4:00 p.m
Venue: Kenyon Arena - Site: Middlebury, Vt.

TEAM 1 2 3 OT F
Babson (14-8-1) 1 1 0 0 2
Middlebury (12-7-3) 0 2 0 0 2

B-1st (8:24) - Shane Farrell (Nick Jones, Mike McMahon)
M-2nd (16:55) - Eric LaFreniere (Tom Maldonado, John Sullivan)
M-2nd (17:43) - PP: Sam Driver (Mickey Gilchrist, John Sales)
B-2nd (19:37) - Chris Wood (Jones, Casey Fazekas)

Ross Cherry-M (65 min, 31 saves, 2 GA)
Skylar Nipps-B (65 min, 22 saves, 2 GA)