The Middlebury men's hockey team had a solid defensive effort as Ross Cherry made 18 saves en route to a 5-0 shutout at Salem State. The Panthers out shot the Vikings 56-18 on the afternoon.
Mason Graddock gave the Panthers a 1-0 lead 7:39 into the first period. Mickey Gilchrist scored the lone goal of the second period on the power play at 17:23 to give Middlebury a 2-0 lead.
The Panthers scored three third period goals to seal the win. Gilchrist netted the first, shorthanded, John Sullivan then found the back of the net on the power play, before Gilchrist earned the hat trick.
Robert MacIntyre added three assists in the game.