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Tufts University 8, Connecticut College 1 400 Fans Come Out to Support Camels at 5th Annual Green Dot Game

Tufts University 8, Connecticut College 1 400 Fans Come Out to Support Camels at 5th Annual Green Dot Game

NEW LONDON, Conn.—Senior forward Stewart Bell (Marietta, Ga.) and junior Patrick Lackey (Summit, N.J.) scored two goals each to lead the Tufts University men's hockey to an 8-1 victory against Connecticut College Saturday night.

The Jumbos, who earned a 4-1 win in Friday night's meeting with the Camels in Malden, Mass., take the series sweep, eclipsing the .500 mark with a record of 8-7-5 (4-6-4 NESCAC). The Camels slipped to 3-15-2 and remain winless in conference play with a mark of 0-12-2.

Sophomore forward Chad Goldberg (Agoura Hills, Calif.) and rookie defenseman Nicholas Abbens (Merrick, N.Y.) had a goal and an assist for the winning side.

Sophomore net-minder Nik Nugnes (West Barnstable, Mass.) made 18 saves to earn the win for the Jumbos.

Connecticut College senior forward Tim DiPretoro (Philadelphia, Pa.) scored his team-leading 12th goal of the season in the second period for the Camels. Joe Birmingham (Medford, N.J.) and Joe Giordano (Ellington, Conn.) assisted on the marker.

Senior Tom Conlin (Norwood, Mass.) stopped 27 shots in goal. Austin Essery (Rockfall, Conn.) made two saves in relief duty for the hosts.

While the Jumbos came out on top on the scoreboard, both teams and schools won this weekend as they touted their pride and support for the Green Dot Program. Through Green Dot, students, faculty and staff are trained to help prevent power-based personal violence, including sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking. 

Lackey scored his fifth goal of the season 9:27 into the opening period to put the Jumbos on top 1-0. Then, with seven seconds left in the first, Bell tipped in a rebound of a shot by Nick Flanagan (Walpole, Mass.) to make it a 2-0 game after one.

Tufts scored the first three goals of the second period to break the game open. Sean Kavanagah (Wilbraham, Mass.) capped the rally with 7:35 remaining in the second to make it a 5-0 game with his second score of the season.

DiPretoro continued to build on his terrific season with a power play goal at 14:01 of the second but the Camels could not get any closer and the Jumbos tacked on three more goals to close out the 8-1 win.

Tufts held a 37-to-19 edge on the shot chart and the visitors were 2-for-4 on their power play.


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