Trinity scored three times in the second period to break a 1-1 tie, as the Bantams skated to a 5-2 NESCAC victory over Middlebury on Saturday in Hartford. The Panthers (0-11-1, 0-8-0) host second-ranked Norwich in Kenyon Arena on Tuesday at 7:00 p.m., while the Bantams travel to Colby on Friday.
Trinity opened the scoring at the 5:01 mark of the first period when Sean Orlando tallied his seventh of the season. The Panthers tied the game 1-1 late in the period when Mitchell Allen deflected a shot by Trevor Turnbull that floated over the outstretched blocker of Trinity goalie Alex Morin and into net. The tally was Allen's third of the year.
The hosts reclaimed the lead 4:12 into the middle stanza on a power-play marker from Anthony Sabitsky. The Bantams added two goals in the span of less than four minutes with Ryan Cole and Brandon Cole each finding the back of the net.
In the third period, Trinity extended its advantage to 5-1 at the 5:39 mark on goal by Charlie Zuccarini. Middlebury closed out the scoring with 4:16 left in the game when Turnbull one-timed a pass from Andrew Neary on a two-on-one for his fourth of the season.
Middlebury goalie Stephen Klein recorded a career-high 44 saves, while Trinity's Alex Morin stopped 15 shots. The Bantams held a 49-17 edge in shots and were awarded the game's only two power plays, scoring on one of them.