NEW LONDON, Conn.--Jake Charles sandwiched a pair of goals around an assist to lead the Middlebury College men's hockey team to a 5-4 victory in overtime at Connecticut College Saturday night.
Charles scored the game-winner with 1:04 remaining in the extra session, taking a pass from Robbie Donahoe in the slot area for the visitors. Charles has accounted for four goals and five assists to lead the Panthers with nine points.
Middlebury improves its record to 3-0-1 with all action occurring in NESCAC play. The Camels slip to 0-4.
Louis Belisle, Max Greenwald and George Ordway supplied goals for the visitors while junior forward Derek Pimentel dished out a pair of assists.
Michael Peters finished with 11 saves for the Panthers.
Connecticut College junior forward JC Cangelosi scored twice for the hosts. He leads the Camels with five goals in the opening month of the year. Greg Liautaud and Kevin Reich chipped in with two point outings for the Camels with both players registering a goal and an assist in the contest.
Tom Conlin finished with 33 saves in the game for Connecticut College.
Middlebury carried a 3-2 advantage after one and was clinging to a 4-3 edge as they headed into the second intermission. But with 50.6 seconds left in regulation, Liataud connected with Cangelosi near the left circle and the junior forward rifled home the equalizer.
Both teams were sent to the sin bin in the overtime. Middlebury skated off its infraction. With 2:03 remaining, the Camels were assessed a two-minute minor. Donahoe was able to make a nice feed from the blue line and Charles was able to find some open netting from the slot to put in the game-winner.
Middlebury carried a 38-to-15 advantage in shots. The visitors were 3-for-6 on their power play.