NEW LONDON, Conn--Eric Rubino (Woodbridge, Ontario) had two goals and an assist to lead the Williams College men's hockey team to a 5-0 shutout victory at Connecticut College Saturday.
The Ephs improve their record to 11-4-2 with a 9-2-1 mark in NESCAC play while the Camels slip to 5-10-3 with a 1-8-3 record in league action.
Senior forward John Wickman (Dallas, Texas.) chipped in with two scores for the visitors. Greg Johnson (Dallas, Texas) and Nick Anderson (Port Coquitlam, British Colombia) both had two assists for the Ephs.
Sophomore net-minder Sean Dougherty (Smithtown, N.Y.) collected 26 of his 30 saves in the first two periods of play en route to the blanking.
Connecticut College junior Mike Petchonka (Ridgefield, Conn.) made 24 saves in the start for the hosts. Marcus Calvanico (Flower Mound, Texas) added two stops in third period relief duty for the Camels.
Wickman opened the scoring 70 seconds into regulation when he skated through the Camel defense and fired a low wrist shot past Petchonka for the goal. In the middle period, the Ephs extended their lead when Anderson connected with Rubino in the slot and the senior snuck a low wrist shot into the goal for his fifth score of the year. Just 16 seconds later, Wickman scored his second goal of the night, stuffing home a rebounded shot to put the visitors in complete control with a 3-0 advantage after two periods of action.
The Camels pressured the Williams zone early in the third period but could not get on the board. Mike Brofft (Spring City, Pa.) extended the Williams lead with 14:21 remaining when he netted a wrist shot from the blue line for his third score of the year.
Rubino scored his second goal of the day with 9:50 remaining to close out the scoring and the visitors had more than enough for Dougherty to close out the shutout win.
Williams held a slim 31-to-30 advantage in shots and were 1-for-2 on their power play.