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Contact: William Sodoma
Date: February 22, 2008
WATERVILLE, Maine --- The Colby College men's hockey team handed Norwich University a 4-0 defeat on Friday night at Alfond Rink, but now the Mules could use some help from the Cadets on Saturday.
Colby improved to 13-8-1 overall and 12-5-1 in the New England Small College Athletic Conference heading into the final regular season game Saturday at home against Saint Michael's College. The Mules need a win over the Purple Knights on Saturday and a Bowdoin College (13-5-0 NESCAC) loss or tie to Norwich on Saturday to earn the top seed in the upcoming NESCAC Men's Hockey Tournament. Bowdon took an 8-2 win against Saint Michael's on Friday night.
Colby first-year goalie Cody McKinney (Weston, Fla.) earned his first collegiate shutout with 36 saves. McKinney moved his record to 13-6-1 and has allowed just 13 goals in the last nine games.
Jared Crittenden (Fairport, N.Y.) tallied at 11:00 of the first period for his second goal of the season off assists from Michael Belliveau (Bridgewater, Nova Scotia) and Jeoffrey Jarnot (Concord, N.H.).
Jarnot made it 2-0 at 13:49 of the second period with assists to Mike White (Miller Place, N.Y.) and Karl Burns (Mequon, Wis.).
The Mules added two goals in the third period from Mike Policinski (Shorewood, Minn.) and Arthur Fritch (South Boston, Mass.). T.J. Kelley (Ridgefield, Conn.) had assists on both goals to reach 21 assists for the season. Policinski got his first goal of the season after missing most of the year with an injury.
Norwich (18-6) will play at Bowdoin at 4 p.m. Saturday, while the Mules host Saint Michael's at the same time.
Colby 4, Norwich 0
C: Jared Crittenden (Michael Belliveau, Jeoffrey Jarnot), 11:00
C: Jeoffrey Jarnot (Mike White, Karl Burns), 13:49
C: Mike Policinski (T.J. Kelley, Arthur Fritch), 2:06
C: Arthur Fritch (T.J. Kelley, Ryan Chrenek), 4:28
Shots: Norwich 36, Colby 24. Goalies: Ryan Klingensmith (Norwich, 44:28, 4 GA, 16 saves) and Chance Gieni (Norwich, 15:32, 0 GA, 4 saves).