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Contact: William Sodoma
Date: February 8, 2008
WATERVILLE, Maine --- Senior All-American defensemen Arthur Fritch (South Boston, Mass.) broke a 1-1 tie at 12:33 of the second period and that goal stood up as the Colby College men's hockey team took a 2-1 win over Amherst College in New England Small College Athletic Conference play Friday night at Alfond Rink.
Colby (11-6-1, 10-3-1 NESCAC) remains in second place in the conference, while Amherst falls to 10-6-3 overall and 8-4-2 in the league.
First-year goalie Cody McKinney (Weston, Fla.) made 20 saves to earn his 11th win of the season. The Mules are unbeaten (4-0-1) in the last five games and have allowed just seven goals during those contests.
T.J. Kelley (Ridgefield, Conn.) got his league-leading 17th goal of the season off assists from Matt Ahern (Melrose, Mass.) and Mike White (Miller Place, N.Y.) to give Colby a 1-0 lead at 14:07 of the first period.
The Lord Jeffs tied the game on the power play at 4:34 of the second period when Michael McIntosh (Soldotna, Alaska) tallied off an assist from Joel Covelli (Carlisle, Ontario).
Fritch got his sixth goal of the season off assists from Brendan Shea (Smithfield, R.I.) and Mike Butler (Saint John, New Brunswick).
Amherst goalie Cole Anderson (Eckville, Alberta) had 22 saves.
Colby plays host to Hamilton College at 4 p.m. Saturday, while Amherst heads to Bowdoin College for a 3 p.m. game.
Colby 2, Amherst 1
C: T.J. Kelley (Matt Ahern, Mike White), 14:07
A (PP): Michael McIntosh (Joel Covelli), 4:34
C: Arthur Fritch (Brendan Shea, Mike Butler), 12:33
Shots: Colby 24, Amherst 21. Goalies: Cole Anderson (Amherst, 58:53, 2 GA, 22 saves); Cody McKinney (Colby, 60:00, 1 GA, 20 saves).