Connecticut College scored the game's only goal 11:35 into the third period as the Camels (1-3-1) picked up a 1-0 win over Middlebury (1-2-1). The contest was the third-place game of the PrimeLink Great Northern ShootOut hosted by Norwich. The Panthers return to action on Friday night when they will again tangle with the Camels, this time in Connecticut with a 7:00 p.m. start.
The first period ended scoreless with Middlebury holding a 12-6 shots advantage. Connecticut College came on strong in the second, with several good looks at the Panther net. Middlebury netminder Liam Moorfield-Yee, making his first start of the season, turned away several attempts, including some sparkling saves. The Panthers went on the power play late in the period, but were unable to get on the board, leaving the game scoreless after 40 minutes.
The game-winning score came when Joe Giordano skated in on a breakaway before dishing to Joe Birmingham for a quick one-timer past Moorfield-Yee (24 saves).
Trailing 1-0, Middlebury pulled Moorfield-Yee late, but were unable to tie the game despite a good look from the right point by Ronald Fishman.
Middlebury finished the game with a 33-25 shots advantage, as Conlin made 33 stops to earn the shutout for the Camels.