Rough third period hurts men's hockey in loss

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: December 6, 2013
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Jack Burton had a goal Friday for the Mules. (Dustin Satloff Photography)

WATERVILLE, Maine --- The Colby College men's hockey team tied the game late in the second period, but Tufts University scored three goals in a time span of 9 minutes, 28 seconds of the third period to break a 2-2 tie on the way to a 5-2 victory in NESCAC men's hockey Friday night at Alfond Rink.

Tufts moves to 2-6 overall and 1-4 in league play, while the Mules drop to 3-3-2 overall and 1-3-1 in the league. Colby will play host to Connecticut College at 3 p.m. Saturday in another league game.

Colby tied the game at 2-2 with 32.5 seconds left in the third period and appeared to have momentum heading into the final 20 minutes. 

Blake Edwards (Columbus, Ohio) scored the game-winning goal for the Jumbos at 5:29 of the third when he scored in front off a quick passing sequence from Keith Campbell (Newark, Del.) and Derrek Schartz (Plano, Texas).

Tufts went up 4-2 at 7:39 on a transition goal from Brian Ouellette (Arlington, Mass.), who scored his first of the season when he came in hard and stuffed a rebound in off an initial shot from Mike Leary (Wakefield, Mass.).

The Jumbos put the game away at 5-2 at 14:57 when Tyler Voigt (Rochester, Minn.) took a long pass near the right boards. His shot from a tough angle went in for his second goal of the night. Stewart Bell (Marietta, Ga.) and Sean Kavanagh (Wilbraham, Mass.) had assists.

Colby led 1-0 after the opening period on Ben Chwick's (Purchase, N.Y.) fifth goal of the season. Nick Lanza (Rocky Hill, Conn.) found Chwick alone in front and he buried a low shot.

Tufts took a power play into the second period and converted 55 seconds in when Conal Lynch (Charlestown, Mass.) one-timed a cross from Bell. Voigt also had an assist.

The Jumbos went ahead when Voigt tallied with just 2:28 to play in the second period. A pass appeared to go off a Colby defender's skate and went directly to a wide open Voigt in front.

Jack Burton (Reisterstown, Md.) scored a strange goal for Colby to knot the game at 2-2. He took a cross from Chwick and ripped a shot that seemed at first to be saved by Tufts goalie Ryan Kellenberger (Los Altos, Calif.) after the puck bounced away. The referee on the line called it a goal and Burton had a delayed celebration after there was a moment of uncertainty about the score.

Kellenberger finished with 31 saves, including 15 in the second period. Colby goalie Sam Parker (Cambridge, Mass.) had 23 saves.


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