Smigelski, Nathan help men's hockey tie Amherst

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: February 2, 2013
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Spike Smigelski

WATERVILLE, Maine --- The Colby College men's hockey team stunned 11th-ranked Amherst College with three goals in a span of 3:15 of the third period to turn a 3-0 deficit into a 3-3 overtime tie in New England Small College Athletic Conference play Saturday at Alfond Rink.

Amherst (12-5-3 overall, 8-4-2 NESCAC) just took a 6-3 win over second-ranked Bowdoin College on Friday night. The Lord Jeffs seemed to have the Mules (4-13-3 overall, 2-10-2 NESCAC) under control until the third period.

Colby's top line of Ben Chwick, Cory McGrath, and Nick Lanza started things off at 6:22 of the third on Chwick's seventh goal of the season. McGrath, Colby's co-captain, had his 12th assist on the play and Lanza dished his 11th.
The Mules made it 3-2 just five seconds later when Spike Smigelski took a pass from Ray Zeek and scored his third of the season.

Smigelski added his fourth goal at 9:37 from Zeek and Chris Kennedy to tie the game and force Amherst into a timeout.

Jordan Nathan, who came in the game after Amherst's third goal, finished with 22 saves in 39:09 of action for Colby. He stopped 13 shots in the third period and four more in overtime. Meanwhile, Amherst goalie Nathan Corey stopped 29 shots.

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