Middlebury's Kamil Tkaczuk scored the equalizer with 1:28 remaining in regulation, as the Panthers and Connecticut College (7-9-1, 6-4-1) skated to a 2-2 tie on Friday. Middlebury (4-12-1, 2-8-1) continues play tomorrow, hosting Tufts at 4:00 p.m., while the Camels visit Williams for a 3:00 p.m. contest.
The Panthers had their best scoring chance with 4:04 remaining in the first, but Frank Cosolito's shot from the left point ricocheted off the crossbar.
Conn. College scored 5:44 into the second period during a five-on-three situation. Middlebury nearly killed a five-minute major, before Camel Mason Evans' hard shot from the left point made it 1-0. The Panthers had a flurry of opportunities 13:58 into the period, taking 11 shots within a three-minute span. Their best chance came with 5:27 remaining, but Mitchell Allen's shot from the slot went just wide.
Middlebury found the equalizer just 56 seconds into the third period on a power-play. Trevor Turnbull sent a pass from behind the net to Cosolito, who slid the puck past Camel goaltender Connor Rodericks, making it 1-1.
Conn. College responded at the 5:10 mark after Paul Capozzi's initial shot was denied. Ryan Petti collected the rebound and found the back of the net, giving his team a 2-1 lead.
With an extra attacker, the Panthers knotted the game 2-2 with 1:28 remaining in regulation. Cosolito's initial shot was denied by Rodericks, before Tkaczuk chipped in the rebound, setting the stage for overtime.
Neither team had a quality scoring opportunity in overtime, leaving the game in a 2-2 tie.
Stephen Klein finished with 18 saves in goal for Middlebury, while Rodericks made 24 stops for the Camels.