Men's hockey earns win over Conn College

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: January 26, 2008
WATERVILLE, Maine --- T.J. Kelley (Ridgefield, Conn.) scored a short-handed goal with 6:59 to play to give Colby College the lead for good on the way to a 3-1 win over Connecticut College in New England Small College Athletic Conference men's hockey Saturday at Alfond Rink.

With the game tied 1-1 after two periods, Kelley got his 15th goal of the season off assists from Josh Reber (Edina, Minn.) and Arthur Fritch (South Boston, Mass.). Kelley (15 goals, 16 assists) and Reber (9 goals, 22 assists) lead the NESCAC in scoring with 31 points.

Colby got an insurance goal on the power play when Joe Rothwell (Unionville, Ontario) blasted in a shot off passes from Reber and Fritch. Reber is up to 33 goals and 96 assists for 129 career points, while Fritch is at 27 goals and 79 assists for 106 points. Fritch is the all-time leader in assists for defensemen at Colby.

The Mules (9-6, 8-3 NESCAC) scored the only goal of the first period off the stick of first-year player Bobby Sullivan (Darien, Conn.). Jeoffrey Jarnot (Concord, N.H.) and Mike Butler (Saint John, New Brunswick) were credited with assists.

The Camels tied the game with just 47 seconds left in the second period when Ryan Joyce (Dorchester, Mass.) tallied off assists from Ryan Howarth (Grand Blanc, Mich.) and Rob Campbell (Reading, Mass.).

Colby goalie Cody McKinney (Weston, Fla.) had 33 saves and allowed just two goals in two games this weekend. The Mules took a 6-1 win over Tufts University on Friday. Camel goalie Greg Parker (Trenton, Ontario) was solid as well with 32 stops.

Colby 3, Connecticut College 1

Conn College    0#1#0-----1

Colby          1#0#2-----3

1st period

Colby: Bobby Sullivan (Jeoffrey Jarnot, Mike Butler), 14:52

2nd period

Conn: Ryan Joyce (Ryan Howarth, Rob Campbell), 19:13

3rd period

Colby (SH): T.J. Kelley (Josh Reber, Arthur Fritch), 13:01

Colby (PP): Joe Rothwell (Josh Reber, Arthur Fritch), 18:32

Shots: Conn College 34, Colby 35. Goalies: Greg Parker (Conn College, 59:45, 3 GA, 32 saves); Cody McKinney (Colby, 60:00, 1 GA, 33 saves).

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