NEW LONDON, Conn.—The 10th ranked Amherst College men's hockey team skated to a 4-2 victory at Connecticut College Sunday.
Mike Rowbotham (Stittsville, Ontario) and Brian Safstrom (Woodinville, Wash.) both registered a goal and an assist for the winning side. Johnny Van Siclen (Carlisle, Mass.) scored his team-leading 12th goal of the year while senior Jamie Hawkrigg (Watertown, Ontario) contributed with his second of the season for the Lord Jeffs (13-5-3, 9-4-2 NESCAC). Senior Nathan Corey (Anchorage, Alaska) stopped 22 of 24 shots in the triumph.
Connecticut College senior Sean Murray (Stamford, Conn.) potted his second goal of the season in the middle period. Rookie forward Tim DiPretoro (Philadelphia, Pa.) netted his ninth score of the season. Tom Conlin (Norwood, Mass.) finished with 20 saves in the setback for the Camels (7-11-3, 3-9-3).
Hawkrigg opened the scoring with 8:15 remaining in the first period when he buried a wrist shot on the power play. Just 1:27 into the middle period, the Jeffs doubled their lead. Eliot Bostrom (McLean, Va.) fired a slap shot from the blue line that was saved by Conlin but Safstrom stuffed in the rebound to make it a 2-0 game. With 13:21 left in the frame, Amherst opened up a 3-0 lead when Van Siclen re-directed a shot off the stick of Kevin Ryder (Gates Mills, Ohio) for a score.
But with 5:59 to play in the second, the Camels finally broke through when Murray slipped a wrist shot past Corey to make it a 3-1 game. Mike Doyle (Merrimac, Mass.) and Zach Shapiro (Toronto, Ontario) assisted on the marker. However, the Lord Jeffs responded with 3:38 left in the second when Rowbotham one-timed one past Conlin to make it a 4-1 game.
DiPretoro made it a 4-2 contest with 5:10 remaining but the Camels could not get any closer and the visitors were able to hold on for the 4-2 win.
Shots were even at 24 aside. Amherst was 1-for-3 on their power play while the Camels were 0-for-1 with the man advantage.
Connecticut College will host Hamilton College tomorrow afternoon for a 4:30 p.m. NESCAC game.