NEW LONDON, Conn.—The Connecticut College men's hockey team scored a pair of goals 23 seconds apart in the third period to pull even in a 3-3 draw with Colby College in a NESCAC game played at Dayton Arena Friday night.
The Camels improved their record to 3-17-3 with a 0-14-3 record in conference play. The Mules are 8-10-4 overall with a 5-9-3 mark in the NESCAC.
The Mules scored a pair of second period goals and built a 3-1 advantage when Walsh's shot from the boards caught a deflection and ricocheted into the Connecticut College goal.
But the Camels got one back when Matt Gaetz (Mississauga, Ont.) won a 50/50 battle for a puck in the corner and centered a pass to Birmingham who flicked in his ninth goal of the season and 20th of his career. Moments later with 5:32 to play, William White (Frisco, Texas) supplied the equalizer with Matt Michaud (South Portland, Maine) contributing the primary assist. Joe Giordano (Ellington, Conn.) scored his sixth goal of the season for the Camels earlier in the period to put the Camels on the board.
Senior Tom Conlin (Norwood, Mass.) registered the 1,800th save of his career in the second period and finished with 27 in the game.
He made a key stop with 33.5 seconds remaining in the extra session after a Camel turnover in their defensive zone led to a Colby shot from point blank.
Colby College senior defenseman Alex Walsh (Basking Ridge, N.J.) had a goal and an assist in the contest. Sophomore Michael Decker (Algonquin, Ill.) and junior forward Kevin Doherty (Wakefield, Mass.) each contributed with a goal for the visitors.
Second year net-minder Emerson Verrier (Whitby, Ont.) made 24 saves between the pipes for the Mules.
The Mules held a slim 30-to-27 advantage on the shot chart.
Tomorrow afternoon, the Camels will salute their four seniors as they play their final home game in the Whaling City. The puck drops at 3:00 p.m. against Bowdoin.
Colby heads north to the Bay State for a 4:00 p.m. game against Tufts University in Malden, Mass. Box: