Men's hockey beats U.S. team, wins tourney

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: November 28, 2010
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Cody McKinney

WATERVILLE, Maine --- The Colby College men's hockey team scored twice in the first period and received some solid goaltending by Cody McKinney as the Mules pulled off a 2-1 win over the United States Under-18 Team and won the Bowdoin/Colby Face-Off Classic in an exhibition game Sunday at Alfond Rink.

The Mules earned the title after being the only squad with a 2-0 record. Colby took a 3-1 win over Suffolk University on Saturday at Bowdoin. The Polar Bears skated to a 6-2 win against Suffolk in the other game Sunday, but Bowdoin fell 4-1 to the U.S. squad Saturday.

McKinney, who earned the win against Suffolk on Saturday, had 35 saves in Sunday's game. He had 16 saves in the second period.

The Mules took a 2-0 lead after the first period. Karl Burns scored at 5:58 off assists from Dan Nelson and Wil Hartigan, while Billy Crinnion netted a power play goal with 2:27 left to intermission from Patrick Bursee and Cory McGrath.

Travis Boyd had the U.S. goal at 10:59 of the second period, but McKinney was up to the task of keeping the national team off the scoreboard the rest of the way.

Colby will play at Castleton State on Friday at 7 p.m.

Colby 2, U.S. Under-18 Team 1

U.S.        0#1#0----1

Colby     2#0#0----2

1st period

C: Karl Burns (Dan Nelson, Wil Hartigan), 5:58

C: Billy Crinnion (Patrick Bursee, Cory McGrath), 17:33

2nd period

U: Travis Boyd (J.T. Miller, Barrett Kaib), 10:59

                Shots: U.S. Under-18 Team 36, Colby 29. Power play: U.S. Under-18 Team 0-4, Colby 1-6. Goalies: Matt McNeely (U.S., 59:17, 2 GA, 27 saves); Cody McKinney (Colby, 60:00, 1 GA, 35 saves).

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