NEW LONDON, Conn.--Roberto Cellini (Montreal, Que.) had two goals and two assists to lead the Williams College men's hockey team to a 4-3 victory at Dayton Arena Saturday.
The Ephs improved their record to 10-5-3 and 7-2-3 in NESCAC play. The Camels slipped to 4-11-2 with a 2-8-2 mark in the NESCAC. Connecticut College played a much closer game this time around after dropping an 8-4 decision in Williamstown to the Ephs back on December 3.
Senior forward Luke Stickel (Pittsburgh, Pa.) added a goal and an assist for the winning side. Junior forward David Italiano (Toronto, Ont.) and Colby Cretella (Guilford, Conn.) both contributed with a pair of assists for the Ephs. Michael Pinios (Laval, Que.) made 20 saves in goal for the visitors.
Connecticut College senior forward Brian Belisle (Cumberland, R.I.) netted his team leading 11th goal of the season to go with an assist. Ryan Mowery (Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.) scored a pair of third period goals to help keep the Camels in contention to the final buzzer. Rory Garlasco (Wayne, N.J.) contributed with his third goal of the season for the Camels. Senior Joe Giordano (Ellington, Conn.) along with junior Chris Jellison (Fitchburg, Mass.) and freshmen Liam Ferguson (Orange, Conn.) along with Ryan Petti (Tewksbury, Mass.) all registered assists for the hosts in the contest.
Connor Rodericks (Buzzards Bay, Mass.) made 30 saves in goal for Connecticut College.
William carried a 2-1 lead after one period and built a 3-1 advantage when Cellini netted his first goal of the day with 7:27 remaining in the middle period.
But the Camels stormed back in the third. Jellison assisted Mowery for a goal 1:15 into the frame to trim the deficit to 3-2. Cellini potted his 12th goal of the season to answer back with 5:55 remaining with Italiano assisting to make it a 4-2 contest. With the Camel goal empty and the added advantage of an extra skater on their power play, the Camels cashed in to pull within a goal. Belisle flipped one in from his backhand in the slot area with 2:01 to play to make it a 4-3 game.
The Camels had one last chance in the Williams zone but a shot sailed wide of the cage just as time expired.
Williams finished 2-for-5 on its power play while the Camels were 2-fo-4 with the extra man advantage.
The visitors held a 34-to-23 advantage on shots.