Men's hockey fights back for tie with Hamilton

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: February 4, 2011
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Scott Harff

CLINTON, N.Y. --- The Colby College men's hockey team battled from behind all night before scoring three goals in the third period on the way to a 4-4 tie with Hamilton College in NESCAC play Friday night.

The Mules move to 7-9-2 overall and 6-6-2 in the conference, while Hamilton is 10-6-3 overall and 7-4-3 in league play.

Hamilton had three leads of two goals in the game only to see the Mules fight to tie the game. The Continentals led 2-0 after one period on goals by Thomas Williams and Joe Houk.

The Mules cut the lead in half when Chris Buonomo tallied at 5:24 of the second period off assists from Mike Doherty and Billy Crinnion. However, Hamilton went up by two goals again on the second goal by Houk at 11:33.

Karl Burns brought Colby to within one goal off passes from Wil Hartigan and Doherty just 1:28 into the third period. Hamilton, though, tallied 36 seconds later when Anthony Roberts scored at 2:04.

Colby defensemen Tom McGinn made it 4-3 when he scored 1:48 after Roberts' goal off assists from Cory McGrath and Nick Kondiles. The Mules received another goal from a defensemen when Scott Harff tied the game for good from Jack Bartlett and Doherty's third assist of the night at 7:31.

Colby goalie Cody McKinney started the second period and made 23 saves the rest of the way.

Colby 4, Hamilton 4, OT

Colby                     0#1#3#0---4

Hamilton              2#1#1$0---4

1st period

H: Thomas Williams (Brandon Broad), 1:46

H: Joe Houk (Anthony Scarpino, BJ Lalonde), 17:00

2nd period

C: Chris Buonomo (Mike Doherty, Billy Crinnion), 5:24

H: Joe Houk (Andrew Jelinek, Thomas Williams), 11:33

3rd period

C: Karl Burns (Wil Hartigan, Mike Doherty), 1:28

H: Anthony Roberts (Thomas Williams, Andrew Jelinek), 2:04

C: Tom McGinn (Cory McGrath, Nick Kondiles), 3:52

C: Scott Harff (Jack Bartlett, Mike Doherty), 7:31

                Shots: Colby 32, Hamilton 32. Power play: Colby 0-2, Hamilton 0-3. Penalties: Colby 4-8, Hamilton 3-6. Goalies: James LeMonias (Colby, 20:00, 2 GA, 5 saves) and Cody McKinney (Colby, 45:00, 2 GA, 23 saves); Joe Quattrocchi (Hamilton, 47:52, 4 GA, 20 saves) and Cam Gibbar (Hamilton, 17:08, 0 GA, 8 saves).

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