HARTFORD, Conn. – The Connecticut College men's ice hockey team fell to No. 7 Trinity in its season opener by a 3-1 score on Friday evening.
The teams traded goals in a span of 1:14 during the first period. Trinity (1-0, NESCAC 1-0) struck first when Nick Fiorinto dug out a puck in the Bantam defensive zone and eventually finished a 2-on-1 breakaway at the other end. However, senior captain Ryan Petti (Tewksbury, Mass.) had a quick answer when he redirected a shot in the crease which was initially taken by Anthony Quatieri. Junior Paul Capozzi (Lake Forest, Ill.) was also credited with an assist on the first Camel goal of the season.
After ending the first period tied, Dylan Healey gave the hosts the lead for good when he tipped a shot taken by Barclay Gammill at the 8:25 mark of the second. The Camels fought hard the rest of the way, but they only managed to attempt one shot in the last 20 minutes of action. An empty net goal by Cole Poliziani put the game out of reach.
Teddy Loughborough made 15 saves for Trinity, which outshot the Camels by a 34-16 margin in the conrtest. Senior Connor Rodericks (Buzzards Bay, Mass.) redirected 31 shots taken by the hosts.
Connecticut College (0-1, NESCAC 0-1) will next face Wesleyan on Saturday afternoon at 3 p.m.