Men's Hockey Earns Win Over Skidmore

Men's Hockey Earns Win Over Skidmore

Middlebury bounced back after a loss on Friday with a 4-1 win over Skidmore in Kenyon Arena. The Panthers held a 38-35 shots advantage in the game, as John Yanchek made 34 saves in goal to earn the win. Middlebury returns to action on Tuesday when they host NESCAC foe Williams at 7:00 p.m.

Skidmore took a 1-0 lead 6:04 in as Matt Czerkowicz found Brett Bandazian, who broke in one-on-one and beat Yanchek for the goal. Middlebury responded at 13:14 as John Sullivan stuffed home a puck from the goal line after a pair of saves from Colin Bessey. Mason Graddock snapped in a shot from the right circle with 30 seconds remaining in the period for a five-on-three goal.

The Panthers came out charging in the second period, as Artie Mittnacht scored his first career goal on a rebound after a shot from Trevor Dodds was saved. Martin Drolet struck for a power play goal 2:19 later as he redirected a feed from Tucker Donohoe. The would be the game's final goal as the Panthers cruised to the 4-1 win.

Date: January 10, 2009 - 4:00 p.m.
Venue: Kenyon Arena - Site: Middlebury, Vt.

TEAM 1 2 3 OT F
Skidmore (6-5) 1 0 0 - 1
Middlebury (8-2) 2 2 0 - 4

S-1st (6:04) - Brett Bandazian (Matt Czerkowicz, Joe Melnyk)
M-1st (13:14) - PP: John Sullivan (Charlie Strauss, Jamie McKenna)
M-1st (19:30) - 5on3: Mason Graddock (Mack Cummins, Bryan Curran)
M-2nd (2:49) - Artie Mittnacht (Trevor Dodds, Charlie Townsend)
M-2nd (5:09) - PP: Martin Drolet (Tucker Donohoe, Charles Nerback)

Colin Bessey-S (60 min., 34 saves, 4 GA)
John Yankchek-M (60 min., 34 saves, 1 GA)