WATERVILLE, Maine – The Connecticut College men's ice hockey team fell to Colby by a 2-1 decision on Friday evening at Alfond Rink.
Following a scoreless first period, the Mules found the back of the net once in the second and third periods. Mike Morrissey put the hosts on the board by receiving a backhand pass from Kienan Scott and firing the puck from a tough angle at 9:40 of the second, and Sean Holly doubled the margin at the 1:43 mark of the third by patiently waiting for junior goalie Connor Rodericks (Buzzards Bay, Mass.) to make a move and sliding the puck past him.
Connecticut College kept fighting and was able to get on the board with 27.3 seconds left in regulation when sophomore Matt Creamer (Warwick, R.I.) redirected an initial shot taken by junior Rory Garlasco (Wayne, N.J.) into the nylon. However, the hosts were able to keep the Camels at bay for the remainder of the frame to come away with the one-goal win and lock up the sixth seed in the upcoming NESCAC Tournament.
Andrew Tucci earned the victory between the pipes for Colby (10-9-4, NESCAC 7-7-3) by turning away 19 shots. Rodericks kept the Camels competitive by making 40 saves, including 13 in the first, 14 in the second, and another 13 in the final period.
Connecticut College (6-16-1, NESCAC 2-14-1) concludes its regular season when it visits Bowdoin tomorrow afternoon at 3 p.m.