Men's hockey knocks off Wesleyan

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: February 11, 2011
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Mike Doherty

WATERVILLE, Maine --- The Colby College men's hockey team moved to 7-1-1 over the past nine games as the Mules took a 4-2 victory over Wesleyan University on Friday night at Alfond Rink.

Colby is 9-9-2 overall after standing at 2-8-1 at one point in early January. The Mules move to 8-6-2 in the league, while Wesleyan fell to 7-9-3 overall and 6-8-1 in the league.

Wil Hartigan scored his 10th goal of the season to put Colby up first. The Mules made it 2-0 after one period when defensemen Scott Harff tallied on the power play at 13:22 of the opening period.

Spike Smigelski made it a 3-0 game at 12:15 of the second period for what seemed like a comfortable Mule lead.

Wesleyan fought back with a power play goal from Nik Tasiopoulos at 5:16 of the third period and Anthony DePietto scored just 2:17 later to make it a one-goal game.

Mike Doherty, Colby's leading scorer with eight goals and 19 assists, clinched the game with just 4:52 to play.

Cody McKinney stopped 36 shots in goal to record his 37th career victory.

Colby 4, Wesleyan 2

Wesleyan            0#0#2---2

Colby                     2#1#1---4

1st period

C: Wil Hartigan (Nick Kondiles), 1:02

C: Scott Harff (Tom McGinn, Patrick Bursee), 13:22, PP

2nd period

C: Spike Smigelski (Wil Hartigan, Mike Doherty), 12:15

3rd period

W: Nik Tasiopoulos (Keith Buehler, Derek Collins), 5:16, PP

W: Anthony DePietto (Adam Kaiser, Nik Tasiopoulos), 7:33

C: Mike Doherty (Billy Crinnion, Dan Nelson), 15:08

                Shots: Wesleyan 38, Colby 27. Goalies: Glenn Stowell (Wesleyan, 58:00, 4 GA, 23 saves); Cody McKinney (Colby, 60:00, 2 GA, 36 saves).

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