Big third period lifts Cardinals past men's hockey

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: January 12, 2013

WATERVILLE, Maine --- Nick Lanza (Rocky Hill, Conn.) scored his ninth goal of the year for the Colby College men's hockey team, but Wesleyan University tallied three times in the third period on the way to a 3-1 NESCAC victory Saturday.

Adam Kaiser (Stony Point, N.Y.) scored 59 seconds into the third period to tie the game and Nick Craven (Fort Collins, Colo.) scored the game-winning goal about eight minutes later to lift the Cardinals.

Wesleyan moved to 7-6-1 overall and 3-4-1 in the conference, while the Mules fell to 3-11-1 and 1-8-1 in the league.

In a game where only three penalties were called, Colby took a 1-0 lead into the third period. Lanza scored his team-best ninth goal of the season at 11:39 of the first period from Ben Chwick (Purchase, N.Y.) and Cory McGrath (Yarmouthport, Mass.). Chwick has a team-best 10 assists and McGrath is up to nine assists.

Wesleyan goaltender Glenn Stowell kept his team in the game with 14 of his 24 saves in the second period. 

Kaiser's sixth goal of the season came off an assist from Tommy Hartnett (Bronxville, N.Y.), while Craven scored his 10th goal from in front off an assist from Eric Casey (Sunbury, Pa.). The Cardinals added an insurance goal at 14:38 from Jaren Taenaka (Rosemead, Calif.) off a pass from Jay Matthews (Marshfield, Mass.).

Colby pulled goaltender Jordan Nathan (Upper Saddle River, N.J.) with 1:58 to play, but could not get a second goal. Nathan made 27 saves.


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