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Hamilton College 4, Connecticut College 2 Birmingham, Cangelosi Supply Scores for Camels

Hamilton College 4, Connecticut College 2 Birmingham,  Cangelosi Supply Scores for Camels

NEW LONDON, Conn.--Senior forward Nick Vassos (Caledon, Ont.) potted a pair of goals and assisted on the difference maker to lift the Hamilton College men's hockey team to a 4-2 NESCAC victory at Connecticut College Saturday.

The Continentals evened their record at 8-8-6 with a 6-6-4 mark in NESCAC play while the Camels fell to 11-9-2 with an 8-7-2 record in the NESCAC.

Brandon Willett (Toronto, Ont.) and Pat Curtis (Ashland, Mass.) scored 2:25 apart in the third period to help put the game away.

Senior net-minder Zach Arnold (Concord, Mass.) collected 32 of his 40 saves in the first two periods of play.

Connecticut College junior Joe Birmingham (Medford, N.J.) potted his team-leading 11th goal of the season in the first period of action. Linemate JC Cangelosi (Estero, Fla.) chipped in with his eighth marker of the year in the middle period.  Tim DiPretoro (Philadelphia, Pa.) assisted on both scores.

Junior Tom Conlin (Norwood, Mass.) finished with 33 saves in the setback.

Cangelosi's power play goal put the Camels on top 2-0 6:01 into the second. But Vassos halved the lead with 9:16 to go in the frame.

Just 2:30 into the third period, Vassos scored the equalizer for the Continentals.  Then with 5:49 to go, Vassos played the role of facilitator when he set up Willett for the goal that put Hamilton on top for good.

With 3:24 remaining, the visitors added an insurance marker when Robbie Murden (Georgetown, Ont.) assisted Pat Curtis for a score. It was Murden's 15th assist of the year and Curtis' seventh goal of the season.

Arnold was able to close out the victory in goal and the visitors were able to hang on for the 4-2 win.

Hamilton will return home to host Williams College Friday night at 7. The Camels will be heading north to visit Bowdoin College on the same night for a 7:00 p.m. NESCAC tilt in Brunswick, Maine.