BOSTON, Mass. – The Connecticut College men's ice hockey team dropped its opening contest of the Boston Landing Invitational to Elmira by a 3-1 score at the Warrior Ice Arena on Friday evening.
Elmira (7-6-1), which scored once in each period, got off to a quick start by netting its first goal just 3:11 into the contest when Chris Moses fired the puck from a tough angle that made its way inside the near post. The Soaring Eagles then doubled their lead in the second period, as Connor Powell finished a pass from Matthew Cuce from just outside the crease.
Connecticut College attempted to rally and had an answer at the 2:29 mark of the third when sophomore Ryan Petti (Tewksbury, Mass.) potted a rebound off an initial shot attempt by classmate Jacob Morneau (Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Quebec).
Gennaro Anzevino picked up the victory between the pipes for Elmira by making 26 saves, while sophomore Connor Rodericks (Buzzards Bay, Mass.) was charged with the loss despite redirecting 30 shot attempts.. Elmira, however, had an answer just minutes later on a Blake O'Neill strike at 4:56 to seal the final outcome.
Connecticut College (3-7) will next face St. Thomas in the consolation game of the Boston Landing Invitational tomorrow afternoon at 1:30 p.m.