Men's hockey tops Saint Anselm

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: January 6, 2007
MANCHESTER, N.H. --- Greg Osborne capped off a big week with two goals and two assists and Ben Grandjean made 45 saves in goal to power the Colby College men's hockey team to a 7-3 victory over Saint Anselm College on Saturday.

Osborne had six goals and three assists in a 2-1 week for the Mules (5-4-2). He leads Colby in scoring this year with 11 goals and six assists for 17 points and now has 81 career points (38 goals, 43 assists).

Grandjean also was solid with a shutout of Curry on Tuesday, a tough 2-1 loss at New England College on Friday and then the 45-save effort against Saint Anselm (4-5-1).

Colby scored all seven of its goals in the final 10 minutes of periods, including six of the seven in the final three minutes.

With the Hawks up 1-0, Mike Butler tallied at 17:42 of the first period and was followed by Matt Strickland scoring at 19:05 to help the Mules take a 2-1 edge into intermission.

Saint Anselm managed to tie the game in the second period at 9:54, but T.J. Kelley put Colby up for good with a goal at 11:33. Patrick Rutherford got the eventual game-winning goal at 18:00 and Osborne got his first goal of the game a minute later for a 5-2 lead after two periods.

The final three goals all happened in the final 2:07 of the third period. Derek Evjenth scored at 17:53 for the Hawks, but Greg Valenski and Osborne added unassisted goals in the final 1:56 of the game.

Colby 7, Saint Anslem 3

Colby              2#3#2---7

St. Anselm      1#1#1---3

1st period

S: Mike Foley (Pat Forshner, Brian Dobler), 13:50

C: Mike Butler (Ryan Chrenek, Eric Simmons), 17:42

C: Matt Strickland (Josh Reber, Greg Osborne), 19:05

2nd period

S: Seth Goodrich (Ben Gunn), 9:54

C: T.J. Kelley (Mike White, Patrick Rutherford), 11:33

C: Patrick Rutherford (Greg Osborne, Joe Rothwell), 18:00

C: Greg Osborne (Patrick Rutherford, Joe Rothwell), 19:00

3rd period

S: Derek Evjenth (Colini Fitzpatrick, Pat Forshner), 17:53

C: Greg Valenski, 18:04

C: Greg Osborne, 19:58

Shots: Colby 26, Saint Anselm 48. Goalies: Ben Grandjean (Colby, 60 minutes, 45 saves); Jason Rafuse (SA, 40 minutes, 14 saves) and Jason Zuck (SA, 20 minutes, 5 saves).

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