Men's hockey defeats Saint Anselm, 6-2

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: January 11, 2008
WATERVILLE, Maine --- Cody McKinney (Weston, Fla.) improved to 5-0 in conference play and made 35 saves as the Colby College men's hockey team earned a 6-2 ECAC East victory over Saint Anselm College on Friday night at Alfond Rink.

The Mules move to 6-4 overall and stay in first place in the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) with a 5-1 record. Saint Anselm falls to 5-2-3 overall.

Colby will face New England College at 4 p.m. Saturday, while Saint Anselm heads to Bowdoin for a 4 p.m. game.

T.J. Kelley, who just reached 100 career points in Tuesday's win over Curry, scored three goals for Colby. Josh Reber added four assists for the Mules and Arthur Fritch finished with three assists to move within two points of 100 for his career. Fritch, an All-American defensemen, has 25 goals and 73 assists for 98 points.

Joe Rothwell scored the only goal of the first period from Reber and Fritch to give the Mules a 1-0 lead.

Colby broke the game open by scoring three times in the opening 6:16 of play in the second period for a 4-0 lead. Kelley had two of the goals and each were assisted by Reber and Fritch, while Eric Simmons had the first of his two goals.

Saint Anselm made it a 4-1 game when Mike Adams scored short-handed at 16:14, but the Mules got Kelley's third goal at 19:28 to pull away again.

Saint Anselm also got a goal from Matt Grazioso.

Colby 6, Saint Anselm 2

Saint Anselm    0#1#1------2

Colby          1#4#1------6

1st period

C: Joe Rothwell (Josh Reber, Arthur Fritch), 5:34

2nd period

C (PP): T.J. Kelley (Josh Reber, Arthur Fritch), 1:02

C: Eric Simmons (Matt Ahern, Ryan Chrenek), 1:57

C (PP): T.J. Kelley (Josh Reber, Arthur Fritch), 6:16

SA (SH): Mike Adams, 16:14

C (SH): T.J. Kelley (Josh Reber, Ryan Chrenek), 19:28

3rd period

SA: Matt Grazioso (Ryan Butler), :13

C: Eric Simmons, 2:38

Shots: Saint Anselm 38 Colby 35. Goalies: Jason Zuck (SA, 55:28, 6 GA, 29 saves) and Pat Gallagher (SA, 4:32, 0 GA, 3 saves); Cody McKinney (Colby, 60 minutes, 2 GA, 35 saves).

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