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Manhattanville Betters Men’s Ice Hockey in Heated Non-Conference Affair

Kyle Moss

NEW LONDON, Conn. – In a heated non-conference battle which featured a combined 80 penalty minutes, Manhattanville found the back of the net three times in less than two minutes to record a 3-1 victory over the Connecticut College men's ice hockey team on Saturday evening at Dayton Arena.

After a scoreless first period which saw only four minutes of penalties and 16 shots taken between the two schools, Manhattanville (4-1-2) rode a wave in the second period to pull away. Alex Rowella put the Valiants on the board at the 13:29 mark before Oscar Arfelt and Axel Walltott added insurance tallies shortly afterwards.

Connecticut College attempted to rally and eventually got on the board when sophomore Matt Creamer (Warwick, R.I.), a Quinnipiac transfer, potted a rebound off an initial shot taken by classmate Kyle Moss (Sutton, Mass.) with less than five minutes remaining in regulation. The Camels pulled junior goaltender Connor Rodericks (Buzzards Bay, Mass.) to try and add extra offense in the waning minutes, but the Valiants were able to keep the hosts off the board the rest of the way.

Mac Vail picked up the victory between the pipes by making 18 saves for Manhattanville, which extended its unbeaten streak to six games by outshooting the Camels by a 37-19 margin. Rodericks suffered the loss despite making 34 stops.

Connecticut College (0-3) will seek its first win of the season when it visits Anna Maria tomorrow evening at 6:40 p.m.