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Contact: William Sodoma
Date: January 2, 2013
WATERVILLE, Maine --- Sam Parker (Cambridge, Mass.) earned his second win in his second collegiate start in goal and Ben Chwick (Purchase, N.Y.) scored the eventual game-winning goal to lead the Colby College men's hockey team to a 3-2 win over Salem State on Wednesday at Alfond Rink.
Parker did not play at all last year and saw his first collegiate action in a reserve role in a loss at Connecticut College. He started the next game at Tufts University on Dec. 8 and earned a 5-2 win in his starting debut. Parker stopped 29 shots Wednesday and now owns a .927 save percentage.
Colby (3-7 overall) and the Vikings played to a scoreless first period tie, but the Mules scored quickly in the second period on the power play. Junior defensemen Tommy Kader (North Reading, Mass.) tallied for the first time this year off a pass from Ray Zeek (Wallingford, Conn.) just 1:16 into the period.
The Mules made it 2-0 after two periods on another power play goal at 13:14. Tyler Lingel (South Glens Falls, N.Y.) scored his second of the season on a high blast from the right side. Jonathan Sdao (Niwot, Colo.) started the sequence from the left side, just inside the blue line. His pass to Nate Morgan (Hamilton, Mass.) was quickly pushed over to Lingel for his shot.
The Vikings struck quickly in what turned out to be a wild third period. On a delayed penalty call on Colby, Kyle Phelan (Barnstable, Mass.) found himself in front with some room and redirected a pass past Parker. Andrew Bucci (Peabody, Mass.) and Eric Defelice (Chalfont, Pa.) had assists on the score at 49 seconds of the third period.
Exactly 10 minutes later, Colby went up 3-1 when Sdao and Chwick executed a perfect two-on-one opportunity. Sdao, on the left side, stayed patient with the puck and fed a nice centering pass to Chwick, who found the net for the first time. Chwick leads the Mules in assists with seven. Nick Lanza (Rocky Hill, Conn.) also had an assist on the play.
Parker may have made his best stop of the game with 6:40 to play. Kristofer Faric (Whitby, Ont.) was all alone on the left side after a nice pass from the right side. Parker had to dive back to his right and made a sprawling save on Faric's shot.
Salem State pulled its goalie with 1:30 to play and the move paid off. Cam Moniz (Seekonk, Mass.) pounced on a puck near the right post after a pass trickled though a group of players with 59.7 seconds to play. Stephen McManus (Westwood, Mass.) and Faric had assists on the goal.
Ryan Sutliffe (Grand Forks, N.D.) made 12 of his 24 saves in the first period for the Vikings.
Colby 3, Salem State 2
Salem State 0#0#2---2
Colby: Tommy Kader (Ray Zeek), 1:16, PP
Colby: Tyler Lingel (Nate Morgan, Jonathan Sdao), 13:14, PP
Salem State: Kyle Phelan (Andrew Bucci, Eric Defelice), :49
Colby: Ben Chwick (Jonathan Sdao, Nick Lanza), 10:49
Salem State: Cam Moniz (Stephen McManus, Kristofer Faric), 19:01
Shots: Salem State 31, Colby 27. Power play: Salem State 0-5, Colby 2-5. Penalties/Minutes: Salem State 5-10, Colby 5-10. Goalies: Ryan Sutliffe (Salem State, 58:30, 3 GA, 24 saves); Sam Parker (Colby, 60:00, 2 GA, 29 saves).