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Contact: William Sodoma
Date: November 20, 2012
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.
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
Goals by Period123OT
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).