Hartford, Conn. - Junior forward Tyler Whitney (Wakefield, Mass.) had a goal and two assists to lead the Trinity College Bantams to a 5-0 victory over the visiting Connecticut College Camels in New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) men's ice hockey action this afternoon at Williams Rink in the Koeppel Community Sports Center. Trinity improves to 10-5-1 overall and 6-4 in the NESCAC.
Bantam junior goaltender Alex Morin (St. Hubert, Quebec) stopped all 16 shots he faced for his second clean sheet of the season.
The first period ended scoreless despite a 19-to-7 shooting edge for the home team. Connecticut College senior forward Ryan Mowery (Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.) missed wide from straight on with a hard wrist shot from 10 feet away, while Trinity sophomore Ryan Pfeffer (Canton, Mass.) and first-year forward Barclay Gammill (New Canaan, Conn.) were both denied by Camel rookie backstop Conner Rodericks (Buzzards Bay, Mass.) after stealing the puck from the Camel defense late in the opening stanza.
Trinity began its onslaught in the second period, beginning with Whitney's goal from first-year defenseman Liam Feeney (Foxboro, Mass.) 3:15 after the break. Whitney and junior forward Anthony Sabitsky (Sicklerville, N.J.) fed senior forward Sean Orlando (Ivyland, Pa.) for a power-play goal midway through the second frame, and the Bantams tacked on three more tallies in the third period. Trinity senior forward Ethan Holdaway (Glastonbury, Conn.), Sabitsky, and Gammill lit the lamp in the final stanza, while the Camels spent little time in their offensive zone over the final 40 minutes of play. Feeney finished with two assists the Trinity offense, while Rodericks totaled 54 saves for the visitors.