Colby College 4, Connecticut College 3 OT Cangelosi Nets Two Goals for Camels

Colby College 4, Connecticut College 3 OT Cangelosi Nets Two Goals for Camels

WATERVILLE, Maine --- (Bill Sodoma, Colby) Ben Chwick (Purchase, N.Y.) scored two goals and assisted on the overtime goal by Nick Lanza (Rocky Hill, Conn.) in Colby College's 4-3 victory over Connecticut College in New England Small College Athletic Conference men's hockey Saturday at Alfond Rink.

The Mules end the first semester with a 4-3-2 overall record and a 2-3-1 league mark. Connecticut College, which pulled off a big victory over Bowdoin College on Friday, falls to 1-8 overall and 1-5 in the league.
With Connecticut College putting on plenty of pressure in Colby's zone in overtime, Chwick intercepted an errant pass and was on a 2-on-0 breakaway with Lanza. The two stormed in on Camel goalie Tom Conlin (Norwood, Mass.), with Chwick dishing to Lanza for the score.
Chwick continues to have a huge season for the Mules, leading the team in scoring with seven goals and six assists for 13 points. Lanza had his fifth goal of the year and also had his team-best seventh assist in the game.
Colby took a 2-0 lead after the first intermission. Jack Bartlett (Lynn, Mass.) scored his first of the season at 4:07 from Devin Albert (Greenwich, Conn.) and Ray Zeek (Wallingford, Conn.). Chwick made it 2-0 at 17:04 when he took a pass from Geoff Sullivan (Exeter, N.H.) for the score. Lanza had the other assist on the play.
The Camels immediately got back in the game just 19 seconds into the second period on the first collegiate goal for Ryan Mowery (Ranch Santa Fe, Calif.). JC Cangelosi (Estero, Fla.) had his sixth assist of the year and later added his seventh.
Chwick put the Mules up by two goals again at 3-1 at 2:53 from Robert McCormick (Laconia, N.H.), who had his first assist of the year. 
Cangelosi had his second assist of the day when he fed Keith Veronesi (S. Glastonbury, Conn.) at 10:40 of the second period. The Camels tied the game at 3-3 with 7:04 to play in the third on a goal by Mike Sinsigalli (Redding, Conn.) from Greg Liautaud (Butler, N.J.), who dished his fifth assist.
Sam Parker (Cambridge, Mass.) stopped 22 shots, including half of them in the first period, for Colby. Conlin made 27 stops for the Camels and had 17 in the first two periods.
Sunday is the Last Day to Support Marc Roper's Movember Prostate Cancer Awareness Program.

There's been a lot of talk about athletes and their facial hair in New England this fall. The World Champion Boston Red Sox had their beards. Now at Connecticut College, Marc Roper, a junior defender on the Camel Hockey Team, is inspiring his friend's and teammates to grow a mustache.

Movember is a worldwide movement that has been started to promote awareness about prostate cancer. Contributors can go to movember.com and search Conn Coll Camels to donate.  So far, wearing the 'Stache has raised a whole lot of cash.   Close to 3000 dollars have been raised and Roper's team has more than 46 members participating for the cause at the College. 

"My grandfather and great grandfather both passed away with prostate cancer in their last year," Roper said. "One in seven men is diagnosed with prostate cancer worldwide. Raising money is great but we're really trying to increase awareness about this deadly disease."

Roper has enjoyed his success on the ice and in the classroom as an economics major.   A native of Moncton, New Brunswick, Roper could have easily attended a larger university in Canada like his sister did.  But Connecticut College's international reputation as a small college with excellence in academics and athletics made the decision easy for him to enroll.

"My Head Coach Jim Ward made contact with me," Roper said.  "I really liked it here. The liberal arts atmosphere in the classroom is unique.  Playing hockey has provided me with everything I've wanted to excel at the College level.  I've been able to provide a leadership role as a student-athlete on campus."

Ward has been pleased with Roper's interest in spearheading such an important awareness campaign across campus. It's a longstanding tradition and expectation that members of his team will contribute to the community.

"Marc's initiative within our team to support Movember is a great example of how we want the members of our team to make positive contributions to our community, Ward said. "Marc is a great teammate and has taken a leadership role this year with the Movember campaign. My father in law is a cancer survivor and I contributed to Movember with him and others in mind."

If you are interested in supporting Roper and the Camels, please visit www.movember.com.  Search Conn Coll Camels and you can donate to the team or individually. Donations can be made until December 8.