Late goal hurts men's hockey

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: January 5, 2007
HENNIKER, N.H. --- Mickey Serra scored on a power play with just 28 seconds left in the game to lift the New England College men's hockey team to a 2-1 win over Colby College on Friday night.

Serra had both goals for New England College (5-5). He scored 16:37 into the first period to give the Pilgrims a 1-0 lead at the first intermission.

Colby captain Greg Osborne tied the game at 15:35 of the second period with his ninth goal of the season off assists from T.J. Kelley and Josh Reber in a power play situation.

The Mules (4-4-2) were 14 seconds away from killing off a holding penalty when Serra got his game-winning goal.

Ron Baia stopped 29 shots for NEC, while Colby goalie Ben Grandjean made 27 saves.

Colby plays at Saint Anselm College at 3 p.m. Saturday.

New England College 2, Colby 1

Colby          0#1#0----1

NEC            1#0#1----2

1st period

N: Mickey Serra (Brian Shea, Anders Lusth), 16:37

2nd period

C: Greg Osborne (T.J. Kelley, Josh Reber), 15:35

3rd period

N: Mickey Serra (Alex Muse, Viktor Berfelt), 19:32

Shots: Colby 30, NEC 29. Goalies: Ron Baia (NEC, 29 saves); Ben Grandjean (Colby, 27 saves).

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