Men's hockey earns big win over USM

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: February 1, 2008
GORHAM, Maine --- Cody McKinney made 31 saves and Bobby Sullivan had one goal and two assists in the third period to help the Colby College men's hockey team post an important 5-3 victory over University of Southern Maine on Friday night.

Colby improved to 10-6 overall and 9-3 in league play, while USM fell to 11-4-3.

The Huskies had a 34-17 advantage in shots, but McKinney made 15 saves in the second period and 10 more in the third.

USM took a 3-2 lead into the final period, but the Mules scored two goals in a span of 22 seconds to go ahead for good. Wil Hartigan tallied at 1:08 of the third period off an assist from Sullivan. Matt Strickland then got the game-winning goal at 1:30 off passes from Sullivan and Greg Valenski. Sullivan closed out the scoring at 16:12 off assists by Hartigan and Valenski.

USM led 2-1 after the first period as Arthur Fritch got Colby's lone goal on a pass from T.J. Kelley on the power play. Kelley got the other goal for the Mules at 9:45 of the second period from Billy Crinnion and Josh Reber.

Colby 5, Southern Maine 3

Colby          1#1#3----5

USM            2#1#0----3

1st period

USM: Dan Gordon (Eric Morgani, Zach Joy), 4:40

Colby (PP): Arthur Fritch (T.J. Kelley), 11:00

USM: Chris Travis (Dan Gordon), 14:59

2nd period

Colby: T.J. Kelley (Billy Crinnion, Josh Reber), 9:45

USM: Zach Joy (Dane Marshall), 12:10

3rd period

Colby: Wil Hartigan (Bobby Sullivan), 1:08

Colby: Matt Strickland (Bobby Sullivan, Greg Valenski), 1:30

Colby: Bobby Sullivan (Wil Hartigan, Greg Valenski), 16:12

Shots: Colby 17, USM 34. Goalies: Cody McKinney (Colby, 60:00, 3 GA, 31 saves); Gilbert (USM, 60:00, 5 GA, 12 saves).

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