The Middlebury men's hockey team suffered its second-straight loss as the Panthers were blanked 3-0 at Connecticut College (9-7-2, 6-5-1). The Panthers (7-8-3, 4-5-3) return to action when they host Trinity on Friday night at 7:00 p.m.
Joe Giordano, Tim DiPretoro and Adam Patel all scored goals for the winning side. The Camels had their first chance on the power play with 8:31 remaining in the opening period. A strong penalty-kill unit kept the Camels off the board while Stephen Klein (32 saves) made four saves during the stretch to keep the game scoreless.
Connecticut College finally got on the board with 1:32 remaining in the first. Giordano executed a nifty looking wraparound move for a goal.
Just 1:02 in the second period, the hosts doubled their lead with a shorthanded goal. JC Cangelosi and DiPretoro broke free for a two-on-one situation. Cangelosi led DiPretoro out in front of the cage for the shorty, giving the Camels a 2-0 advantage.
In the third period, the Camels enjoyed a 10-2 edge on the shot chart. Will Leedy won a puck in the neutral zone and made a nice drop pass to Marc Roper, who connected with Patel for the senior's first goal of the season.
Connecticut College enjoyed a 35-16 advantage in shots as Tom Conlin made 16 saves to earn the win.