Middlebury moved to 2-0 on the season as they hung on for a 2-1 win over Connecticut College in NESCAC play. The Panthers return to action next weekend at the PrimeLink Great Northern Shootout hosted by Norwich.
Middlebury opened the scoring 3:11 into the game as Mack Cummins carried the puck up ice before sliding a quick pass to John Sullivan who found the back of the net. The Panthers had another great chance at the 13-minute mark, but Trevor Bradley cleared a puck off the goal line after a shot from Kyle Koziara. The best chance for the Camels came at 16:05 when Ross Cherry denied Bradley's breakaway opportunity.
Connecticut College tied the game just 2:28 into the second period as Rob Campbell slid a pass to Trevor Bradley who beat Cherry. The Camels had a chance to take the lead at 9:30, but Ben Eischen was stopped by Cherry on a breakaway. The Panthers regained the lead moments later as Sullivan scored the game-winner after a pair of nifty moves in the slot. Connecticut College out shot Middlebury 12-8 in the period.
The Camels controlled the majority of play in the third period as well, ending the session with a 12-6 shots advantage, holding a 28-27 edge on the night. Connecticut College had a few good third period opportunities, but all were denied by Cherry, who ended the night with 27 saves to earn the win. Matt Gluck made 25 saves for the Camels.
Date: November 18, 2005 - 4:00 p.m.
Venue: Kenyon Arena - Site: Middlebury, Vt.
TEAM 1 2 3 OT F
Conn. College (1-1) 0 1 0 - 1
Middlebury (2-0) 1 1 0 - 2
M-1st (3:11) - John Sullivan (Mack Cummins)
C-2nd (2:28) - Trevor Bradley (Rob Campbell)
M-2nd (9:54) - Sullivan (Rob MacIntyre)
Ross Cherry-M (60 min., 27 saves, 1 GA)
Matt Gluck-C (50:10 min., 25 saves, 2 GA)