Power play goals help men's hockey beat Tufts

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: January 25, 2008
WATERVILLE, Maine --- Sophomore forward Michael Belliveau (Bridgewater, Nova Scotia) finished with two goals and two assists as the Colby College men's hockey team moved to 7-3 in New England Small College Athletic Conference play with a 6-1 win against Tufts University on Friday night at Alfond Rink.

Colby (8-6), the leader in power play goal percentage in the NESCAC, had four extra-man goals Friday. The Mules led 3-0 after the first period and all three goals were on the power play.

Belliveau scored two of the goals in the first period and senior forward Josh Reber (Edina, Minn.) had the other score. Senior All-American Arthur Fritch (South Boston, Mass.), Colby's all-time assist leader for defensemen, had assists on all three goals and fellow defender Joe Rothwell (Unionville, Ontario) had two assists.

The Mules went up 4-0 when Wil Hartigan (Arlington, Mass.) tallied with just 1:47 left in the second period, but Tufts scored with just two seconds left in the period when Ross Gimbel (Ann Arbor, Mich.) tallied.

Reber and Jeoffrey Jarnot (Concord, N.H.) had goals in the third period for Colby. Reber finished with two goals and one assist, while T.J. Kelley (Ridgefield, Conn.) had two assists.

Cody McKinney (Weston, Fla.) had 20 stops for Colby, while James Kalec (East Amherst, N.Y.) made 41 saves for Tufts (6-8-1, 4-5-1 NESCAC).

Colby 6, Tufts 1

Tufts          0#1#0-----1

Colby          3#1#2-----6

1st period

Colby (PP): Michael Bellieveau (Joe Rothwell, Arthur Fritch), 5:56

Colby (PP): Josh Reber (Michael Belliveau, Arthur Fritch), 14:48

Colby (PP): Michael Belliveau (Joe Rothwell, Arthur Fritch), 16:32

2nd period

Colby: Wil Hartigan (Matt Strickland, Eric Simmons), 18:13

Tufts: Ross Gimbel (Greg O'Connell), 19:58

3rd period

Colby (PP): Josh Reber (Michael Belliveau, T.J. Kelley), 9:07

Colby: Jeoffrey Jarnot (T.J. Kelley, Josh Reber), 14:02

Shots: Tufts 21, Colby 47. Goalies: James Kalec (Tufts, 60:00, 6 GA, 41 saves); Cody McKinney (Colby, 60:00, 1 GA, 20 saves).

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