Men's hockey upset by Hamilton, 2-1

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: February 9, 2008
WATERVILLE, Maine --- Scott Hefferman (Warwick, R.I.) made 33 saves and Hamilton College jumped out to a 2-0 lead over Colby College before holding on for a 2-1 upset win over the Mules in New England Small College Athletic Conference men's hockey Saturday at Alfond Rink.

With a win, Colby (11-7-1, 10-4-1) could have taken over sole possession of first place in the NESCAC standings after Middlebury College lost to Norwich University. Hamilton improved to 4-15-1 overall and 3-11-1 in league play.

Hefferman stopped all 14 shots he faced in the first period and the Continentals got a goal from Andrew Decristoforo (Manotick, Ontario) to take a 1-0 lead at the break.

The Continentals went up 2-0 when Joe Buicko (Altamont, N.Y.) tallied at 7:24 of the second period.

The Mules scored on the power play at 12:14 of the second period when Ryan Chrenek (Grande Prairie, Alberta) got his third goal of the season.

Cody McKinney (Weston, Fla.) stopped 22 shots for Colby, which had its five-game unbeaten streak snapped.

Hamilton 2, Colby 1

Hamilton        1#1#0----2

Colby          0#1#0----1

1st period

H: Andrew Decristoforo (Matt Mesi), 17:39

2nd period

H: Joe Buicko (Kyle Rajaniemi, Tom Chiappetta), 7:24

C (PP): Ryan Chrenek (Mike White, Matt Strickland), 12:14

Shots: Hamilton 24, Colby 34. Goalies: Scott Hefferman (Hamilton, 60:00, 1 GA, 33 saves); Cody McKinney (Colby, 59:45, 2 GA, 22 saves).

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