Men's hockey falls in OT to USM, 3-2

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: November 20, 2012
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Jack Bartlett (Dustin Satloff Photography)

GORHAM, Maine --- After working most of the game to tie the contest at 2-2, the Colby College men's hockey team gave up an overtime goal with just 14.7 seconds left to fall 3-2 to University of Southern Maine on Tuesday night.

The Mules fall to 0-3 overall and will play Suffolk University on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Bowdoin College.
Playing in his first game after missing four games with an injury,Lorne Miller converted a pass from sophomoreRyan Sewardinto a 15-foot shot past Colby sophomore goaltenderJordan Nathanfor the game-winning goal.First-year Alex Pompeoalso picked up an assist on the play.Southern Maine was coming to the end of a five-minute power play when Miller scored.

Southern Maine built a 2-0 lead in the first period on goals by sophomore Sam Guimond and junior Troy Thibodeau.  Guimond scored from in close, converting an assist from junior Mike Greene at 8:23. Thibodeau finished off a nice set up from Seward and Miller at 9:41.

Colby cut the margin in half in the middle period as junior Jack Bartlett scored his first goal of the season from the right wing circle at 4:25.  Sophomore Ray Zeek and junior Ben Chwick picked up the assists on the play.

Senior Cory McGrath drew the Mules level at 9:00 of the third period when he intercepted a poor clearing attempt in the USM defensive zone and fired the puck into the open net for his first goal.

USM first-year goalie Josh Hillegas recorded 22 saves to pick up his fourth win in five decisions.  Nathan stopped 26 shots for Colby.

Southern Maine 3, Colby 2

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 1st period - 1, SOMM, Sam Guimond/1 (Mike Greene) 8:23. 2, SOMM, Troy Thibodeau/2 (Ryan Seward, Lorne Miller) 9:41. Penalties - Stephen Gallo, SOMM (interference) 12:11; Lorne Miller, SOMM (boarding) 17:40.  2nd period - 3, CLBM, Jack Bartlett/1 (Ray Zeek, Ben Chwick) 4:25. Penalties - Jeremy Griffin, SOMM (tripping) 14:01.  3rd period - 4, CLBM, Cory McGrath/1 4:45. Penalties - Jack Bartlett, CLBM (roughing) 8:22; Chad O'Brien, SOMM (roughing) 8:22; Ben Chwick, CLBM (hitting from behind) 19:55; Ben Chwick, CLBM (game misconduct) 19:55.  OT period - 5, SOMM, Lorne Miller/1 (Ryan Seward, Alex Pompeo) 4:45 (pp). Penalties - Mike Greene, SOMM (holding) 2:21.  Shots on goal - CLBM 10-7-7-0 24; SOMM 11-2-14-2 29.  Power plays - CLBM 0 of 3; SOMM 1 of 1.  Penalties - CLBM 3 (17 min); SOMM 5 (10 min).  Goalies - CLBM, Jordan Nathan 0-2-0 (64:45 minutes, 29 shots-26 saves); SOMM, Josh Hillegas 4-1-0 (64:45, 24-22).

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