Men's hockey loses Face-Off Classic game

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: November 24, 2007
BRUNSWICK, Maine --- Nichols College scored the only two goals of the third period and added two shorthanded goals in taking a 4-2 victory over Colby College in the opening day of the Bowdoin-Colby Face-Off Classic on Saturday at Bowdoin's Dayton Arena.

The Mules (1-2) will play an exhibition game Sunday at 5:30 p.m. against the United States Under-18 National Team at Colby's Alfond Rink. Bowdoin and Nichols play in the first game Sunday at 2 p.m. Bowdoin took a 3-1 win over the U.S. team on Saturday night.

Colby took a 1-0 lead when senior captain Ryan Chrenek scored off an assist from Mike White at 7:34 of the first period.

Nichols (5-0-1), though, got the first of two shorthanded goals when John Haley tallied at 14:48 of the first period. The Mules made up for that goal on the power play when Arthur Fritch tallied off assists from T.J. Kelley and Josh Reber. The point for Reber was the 99th of his career.

The second period saw the Bison notch another shorthanded tally, courtesy of Colby Jones, and the game entered the final frame deadlocked at two apiece. The Bison then got a pair of third-period goals from Billy Sabia at 4:50 and Haley at 12:48 to seal the victory.

Nichols goaltender Keith Fink stopped 32 shots, while Colby's Dean Feole made 21 saves.

Nichols 4, Colby 2

Nichols (5-0-1) 1 1 2 - 4

Colby (1-2-0) 2 0 0 - 2

1st Period Scoring:

C - 7:34 - Ryan Chrenek (Mike White)

N - 14:48 (SH) - John Haley (Eric Cremer)

C - 16:41 (PP) - Arthur Fritch (TJ Kelly, Josh Reber)

2nd Period Scoring:

N - 5:48 (SH) - Colby Jones (Zeke Costello, Anthony Monte)

3rd Period Scoring:

N - 4:50 - Billy Sabia (Matt Roberts, Jean-Marc Biron)

N - 12:48 - Haley (Will Munson)

Goaltending: N - Keith Fink (60:00, 32 saves); C - Dean Feole (60:00, 21 saves)

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