NEW LONDON, Conn.—Junior Aaron Deutsch (Lloyd Harbor, N.Y.) sandwiched a goal around two assists to lead the Amherst College men's hockey team to a 4-2 victory at Connecticut College Friday night.
Deutsch had a hand in his team's first three scores, accounting for what proved to be the game-winner with 18:19 remaining in the second period.
The Lord Jeffs improve their record to 8-5 with a 6-3 mark in the NESCAC while the Camels slip to 2-10-1 with a 1-6 record in conference action.
Theodore Hannah (Bedford, Nova Scotia), Mike Rowbotham (Stittsville, Ont.) and Topher Flanagan (Edmonton, Alb.) all contributed in the 397th victory for Amherst Head Coach Jack Arena.
Andrew Kurlandski (Kirkwood, Mo.), Michael Cashman (Abington, Mass.) and Chris Roll (Fairport, N.Y.) all contributed with two assists for the winning side.
Sophomore net-minder Dave Cunningham (Arlington, Mass.) had 25 saves in the victory for the Lord Jeffs.
Sophomore Tom Conlin (Norwood, Mass.) made 19 saves in goal for the Camels.
Connecticut College was awarded the first power play in the game and the Camels skated well with the extra skater, although it did not show on the scoreboard. Senior Kevin Reich (Montvale, N.J.) had two shots from the right point that were saved by Cunningham. Mike Sinsigalli (Redding, Conn.) had a nice scoring chance with 15:52 to go but his wrist shot was saved by Cunningham at the near post.
The Lord Jeffs scored both of their first period goals on their power play. With 12:26 remaining, Flanagan collected a rebound from below the left circle and rifled one home to make it a 1-0 game.
Later on in the frame with 6:40 remaining, Chris Roll made a nice feed from the slot to Mike Rowbotham at the right circle and the junior forward buried the one-timer to make it a 2-0 game.
Amherst scored its third goal 1:41 into the middle period. Rowbotham fired a shot that was saved but Deutsch collected the rebound and flicked one in from the left dot.
The Camels had some chances in the latter stages of the second. With 7:05 remaining, Keith Veronesi (South Glastonbury, Conn.) made a nice pass to Reich near the right post but Cunningham was able to make the stick save for the Lord Jeffs. Mike Martinez (Orchard Park, N.Y.) had another shot from the right circle with 6:25 that was stopped by Cunningham.
Senior Adam Rimmer (Newbury, Mass.) got the Camels on the board with 10:09 remaining in regulation when he went top shelf from the left circle. Cunningham got a piece of it but could not make the stop.
The Camels will host Hamilton College Saturday afternoon for a 3:00 p.m. NESCAC game in New London.