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Connecticut College 5 SUNY-Canton 2 Celniker Scores Twice for Camels

Connecticut College 5 SUNY-Canton 2 Celniker Scores Twice for Camels

NEW LONDON, Conn.--Jeff Celniker (Mountain Lakes, N.J.) scored goals in each of the first two periods to lead the Connecticut College men's hockey team to a 5-2 victory against SUNY-Canton in men's hockey action played at Dayton Arena Saturday night.

The Camels improve their record to 2-8 with the triumph, while the Kangaroos fall to 2-10-1. 

Mike Sinsigalli (Redding, Conn.), Steve Servideo (Medford, Mass.) and JC Cangelosi (Estero, Fla.) chipped in with goals for the winning side.

Senior net-minder Mike Petchonka (Ridgefield, Conn.) turned aside 18 shots en route to the win. 

Cory Giczewski (Fountain Valley, Calif.) netted his sixth goal of the season for the visitors. Kristian Leach (Indianapolis, Ind.) tallied his fourth goal of the season for the Roos.

Morgan Barr (Almonte, Ont.) finished with 30 saves in the setback. 

The Camels enjoyed a 35-to-20 advantage on the shot chart and were a productive 3-for-8 on the power play.

Midway through the opening period, Sinsgalli and Celniker scored 1:51 apart to vault the Camels out to a 2-0 advantage. Veronesi assisted on Sinsigalli's goal and Penn Sadnaoui (Bedford, N.Y.) was the facilitator on the Celniker's score at the 10:25 mark. 

But the Roos rallied to tie the game. Giczewski halved the lead with his sixth goal and 10th point of the season Leach supplied the equalizer with a shorthanded marker at 16:22 of the frame.

However, in the second period, the Camels took control. Celniker supplied his second score of the contest with 4:42 remaining in the frame. Kevin Kelly (Harrisburg, Pa.) and Mike Doyle (Merrimac, Mass.) assisted on what proved to be the difference maker. 

Later on in the frame, Servideo added an insurance goal with 2:03 to play and the Camels had regained their two goal advantage in a 4-2 game. Will Leedy (Farmers Branch, Texas) and Doyle assisted on the marker.

The Kangaroos had two power-plays in the third period but could not get any closer and Cangelosi closed out the victory with an empty-netter, potting his team-leading sixth goal of the season with 1:45 remaining in regulation.