Osborne gets winner as Colby beats Amherst

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: February 3, 2007
AMHERST, Mass. --- Greg Osborne scored on the power play with 3:19 left in the game to power the Colby College men's hockey team to a 5-4 victory over Amherst College on Saturday in New England Small College Athletic Conference/ECAC East play.

The two teams went into the third period at 4-4 and appeared to be heading to overtime until Amherst (12-6-1, 9-5-1 NESCAC) picked up a penalty with 4:56 remaining. Osborne got his 17th goal of the season and his 30th point of the year off assists from Josh Reber and T.J. Kelley.

Colby (10-7-2, 8-6-1) led 2-1 after one period on goals by Michael Belliveau and Kelley.

The teams combined for five goals in the second period as the Mules got an unassisted tally from Matt Ahern for his first goal of the season. Kelley scored with just 1:19 left in the period to give Colby a 4-3 lead, but Amherst's Sean Ellis tallied with only 31 seconds remaining to tie the game.

Ben Grandjean stopped 29 shots for the Mules. A.J. Scola made 40 stops for Amherst.

Colby 5, Amherst 4

Colby      2#2#1----5

Amherst  1#3#0----4

1st period

C: Michael Belliveau (Mike Butler, Matt Strickland), 3:53

A: Griffin Biedron (Jack Baer, Ted Vickers), 10:01

C: T.J. Kelley (Joe Rothwell, Arthur Fritch), 15:13

2nd period

A: Griffin Biedron (Jack Baer, Jeff Landers), 5:33

C: Matt Ahern, 6:26

A: Joel Covelli (Gregg Adamo, Michael McIntosh), 11:01

C: T.J. Kelley (Arthur Fritch, Joe Rothwell), 18:41

A: Sean Ellis (Gregg Adamo, Jeff Landers), 19:29

3rd period

C: Greg Osborne (Josh Reber, T.J. Kelley), 16:41

Shots: Colby 45, Amherst 33. Goalies: Ben Grandjean (Colby, 60 minutes, 29 saves); A.J. Scola (Amherst, 58:38, 40 saves).

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