Men's hockey settles for tie with Purple Knights

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: January 8, 2010
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Billy Crinnion

WATERVILLE, Maine --- The Colby College men's hockey team had 49 shots on goal, but Saint Michael's goaltender Mike Dizgun was up to the task with 44 saves to help the two teams skate to a 5-5 overtime tie on Friday night at Alfond Rink.

Colby, which now has a 7-0-1 unbeaten streak in the last eight games, moves to 7-2-1 overall. Meanwhile, the Purple Knights are 2-7-1 overall.

Billy Crinnion (Long Island, N.Y.) had one goal and two assists to lead Colby, while Tim Geverd (Horsham, Pa.) had two goals and one assist for Saint Michael's.

Geverd scored the opening goal of the game at 14:32 of the first period. However, Colby made it 1-1 at the intermission on a Dan Nelson(Northbrook, Ill.) power play goal.

The Purple Knights went up again on a power play goal by Matt Rigtrup (Upper Montclair, N.J.) just 3:49 into the second period. Colby tied the game at 2-2 on a goal by Mike Doherty at 12:13 and then first-year player Cory McGrath (Yarmouthport, Mass.) tallied just nine seconds later to give the Mules their first lead at 3-2. The Purple Knights kept it tied after two periods when Kyle Marquis (Richmond, Vt.) scored with just 13 seconds left in the second period.

Colby appeared to take control in the third period when Nick Kondiles scored at 9:36 and Crinnion made it 5-3 just 31 seconds later at 10:07. Saint Michael's refused to give up and received goals from Geverd on the power play at 11:42 and Glenn Belmore at 14:08.

Dizgun made four saves in overtime and had at least 12 saves in every period. Cody McKinney (Weston, Fla.) stopped 14 shots for Colby.

Colby 5, Saint Michael's 5, OT

Saint Michael's1#2#2#0----5

Colby                     1#2#2#0----5

1st period

SM: Tim Geverd (Reave MacKinnon, Ryan Nest), 14:32

C: Dan Nelson (Billy Crinnion, Patrick Bursee), 15:27, PP

2nd period

SM: Matt Rigtrup (Tim Geverd), 3:49, PP

C: Mike Doherty (Billy Crinnion, Michael Belliveau), 12:13

C: Cory McGrath (Nick Kondiles, Michael Smigelski), 12:22

SM: Kyle Marquis (Jean-Maxime Legare, Paul Nannicelli), 19:47

3rd period

C: Nick Kondiles (Jesse Lehman), 9:36

C: Billy Crinnion (Mike White, Cory McGrath), 10:07

SM: Tim Geverd (Matt Rigtrup, Alex Higgins), 11:42, PP

SM: Glenn Belmore (Josh Geary, Alex Higgins), 14:08

                Shots: Saint Michael's 19, Colby 49. Goalies: Cody McKinney (Colby, 65:00, 5 GA, 14 saves); Mike Dizgun (Saint Michael's, 65:00, 5 GA, 44 saves).


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