Connecticut College 3, Stonehill College 1 Camels Erupt with Three Goals in Closing 10:29 of Regulation

Connecticut College 3, Stonehill College 1 Camels Erupt with Three Goals in Closing 10:29 of Regulation

NEW LONDON, Conn.--The Connecticut College men's hockey team scored three goals in the closing 10:29 of regulation to come away with a 3-1 win against Stonehill College at Dayton Arena Saturday night.

The Camels extended their unbeaten streak to five games with the triumph, improving their record to 4-5-2.  The Skyhawks move to 6-3-2 after having their three game-winning streak snapped.

Connecticut College junior Joe Birmingham (Medford, N.J.) evened the score at one at 9:31 of the third period with his team-leading seventh score of the year.  Tim DiPretoro (Philadelphia, Pa.) and Chris Jellison (Fitchburg, Mass.) assisted on the equalizer.

DiPretoro was able to lead Birmingham in for a 1-on-1 break and the junior buried a low shot to the near post side of the goal.

Then, with 1:54 remaining in regulation, freshman forward Matt Gaetz (Mississauga, Ontario) connected with Sebastian Meltzer (Montreal, Quebec) for the goal that put the Camels on top for good.

The Skyhawks used a timeout to pull their goalie but the Camels were able to gain possession of the puck to put the game away. Senior Mike Martinez (Orchard Park, N.Y.) cleared the puck ahead to Zach Jones (Gibsonia, Pa.) who buried the empty netter to close out the 3-1 win.

Stonehill took a 1-0 lead with 6:23 remaining in the second period. Junior Garrett White (Wakefield, Mass.) went top shelf for a goal from the left circle. Senior Kevin Aufiero (Canton, Mass.) and Robbie Dorgan (Ossining, N.Y.) assisted on the score.

Connecticut College junior Tom Conlin (Norwood, Mass.) turned in another terrific performance between the pipes. Conlin finished with 23 saves on the night.

On Stonehill's second power play of the night, Conlin was impressive.  His point blank stop on junior Dan Graham (Billerica, Mass.) kept the game tied at one.

Stonehill College senior Chris Tasiopoulos (Norwell, Mass.) finished with 30 saves in the setback.

Connecticut College held a 33-to-24 advantage on the shot chart.