WATERVILLE, Maine --- The Colby College men's hockey team got off to a quick start with a goal just 2:46 into the first period, but Middlebury College scored the last three goals of the game in a 3-1 NESCAC win Friday night.
John Yanchek (Hillsborough, N.J.) earned his 40th career victory with 19 saves for Middlebury.
Middlebury moved to 7-5-2 overall and 6-3 in NESCAC play, while the Mules fell to 3-12 overall and 1-10 in the league.
The Mules jumped out quickly when Mike Doherty (Lynnfield, Mass.) scored his seventh goal of the season at 2:46 from co-captain Dan Nelson (Northbrook, Ill.).
Middlebury's Nick Resor (Westwood, Mass.) tied the game at 1-1 at 13:15 on the power play for the Panthers.
Middlebury went ahead for good on another power play goal at 17:54 from Charles Nerbak (Martinsville, N.J.) off assists from George Ordway (Long Lake, Minn.) and Trevor Pollock (Sunderland, Vt.).
Resor closed out the scoring at 2:04 of the third period for the Panthers from Chris Steele (Revere, Mass.) and Louis Belisle (Repentigny, Quebec).
Jordan Nathan (Upper Saddle River, NJ) made 23 saves for Colby.
Middlebury 3, Colby 1
C: Mike Doherty (Dan Nelson), 2:46
M: Nick Resor, 13:15
M: Charles Nerbak (George Ordway, Trevor Pollock), 17:54
M: Nick Resor (Chris Steele, Louis Belisle), 2:04
Shots: Middlebury 26, Colby 20. Power play: Colby 0-2, Middlebury 2-4. Goalies: John Yanchek (Middlebury, 60:00, 1 GA, 19 saves); Jordan Nathan (Colby, 59:25, 3 GA, 23 saves).