NEW YORK, N.Y. – The Connecticut College men's ice hockey team was dealt a 5-1 loss by No. 9 Hobart in a neutral site game played at Chelsea Piers' Sky Rink in New York City.
Hobart (8-2-3) scored four straight goals and never looked back. Tanner Shaw put the Statesmen on the board with an unassisted marker just 7:54 into the contest, and Ryan Lynch doubled the margin when he found the back of the net in the opening minutes of the second period.
The Statesman then got off to a hot start in the third period to put the game away, as Jordan Haskell and Travis Sneider scored back-to-back goals just 56 seconds apart to make it a 4-0 game at the 1:45 mark of the frame. Freshman Greg Pezza (Greenville, R.I.) was able to put the Camels on the scoreboard when he finished a pass from Kyle Moss, but the team would not be able to continue slashing away at the deficit. Haskell then added an insurance tally in the waning seconds for the Statesmen to seal the final outcome.
Alexander Connal made 26 saves to pick up the victory between the pipes for Hobart, while the Camels' sophomore netminder Avery Gobbo (Mississauga, Ontario) turned away 22 shots in the losing effort.
Connecticut College (3-5) will continue a six-game stretch away from its home ice when it visits Manhattanville on Tuesday, Jan. 2 at 7:00 p.m.