Middlebury outshot Wesleyan 48-11 as the Panthers scored three second periods goal en route to a 5-2 win over the Cardinals in Kenyon Arena. Middlebury returns to action on Saturday when they host Trinity at 4:00 p.m., while Wesleyan visits Williams.
Middlebury took a 1-0 lead at the 2:23 mark as Chaz Svoboda made a quick pass behind the Wesleyan goaltender to an open Ken Suchoski on the far post. The lead doubled at 10:36 as Charlie Townsend took a feed from Bryan Curran before breaking in and scoring with a backhander. Wesleyan earned its first shot on goal at the 11:10 mark, and then broke through at 15:06 with a power play shot from the point by Henry Coxe. The Panthers ended the period with a 17-3 shots advantage.
Jamie McKenna made it a 3-1 contest at 11:05 of the second as he snapped a shot to the top right corner of the net after a pass from Martin Drolet. Just 2:57 later, Drolet tipped in a shot from Charlie Strauss to make it a 4-1 contest. Suchoski scored his second of the game and the third for the Panthers in a 4:14 span to give them a 5-1 lead after two.
Wesleyan's David Layne scored the game's final goal at 13:26 of the third to make it a 5-2 final.
John Yanchek made nine stops to earn the win for Middlebury. Tim Archiblad (40 minutes) made 30 saves in goal for Wesleyan, while Ryan Moses (20 minutes) made 13 stops.
Date: January 30, 2009 - 7:00 p.m.
Venue: Kenyon Arena - Site: Middlebury, Vt.
TEAM 1 2 3 OT F
Wesleyan (2-13-1) 1 0 1 - 2
Middlebury (13-3-1) 2 3 0 - 5
M-1st (2:23) - Ken Suchoski (Chaz Svoboda, John Sullivan)
M-1st (10:36) - Charlie Townsend (Bryan Curran, Tucker Donahoe)
W-1st (15:06) - PP: Henry Coxe (Tom Salah, Woody Redpath)
M-2nd (11:05) - Jamie McKenna (Martin Drolet)
M-2nd (13:52) - Martin Drolet (Charlie Strauss, McKenna)
M-2nd (15:19) - Suchoski (Donohoe)
W-3rd (13:26) - David Layne (Woody Redpath, A.J. Ferraro)
John Yanchek-M (60 min., 9 saves, 2 GA)
Tim Archibald-W (40 min., 30 saves, 5 GA)
Ryan Moses-W (20 min., 13 saves, 0 GA)