9th-Ranked Men's Hockey Rolls Over Castleton, 4-1

Rookie Dylan Trumble scored his first collegiate
goal this afternoon at Castleton State.

From a Castleton State release

RUTLAND, VT - The Castleton State College men’s ice hockey team fell to 9th-ranked Amherst College, 4-1, in ECAC East/NESCAC crossover conference action on Saturday afternoon at Spartan Arena. The Lord Jeffs improved to 12-2-2 overall (7-2-2 NESCAC), pushing their unbeaten streak to 11 games. The Spartans dropped to 6-7-4 overall (4-5-2 ECAC East).

Amherst opened up the scoring at 8:26 of the first on Dylan Trumble’s (Calgary, Alberta) first-collegiate goal. Trumble banged home a rebound from teammate Jack Baer (Edina, MN) for a 1-0 lead at 8:26.

Steven Miles (Nepean, Ontario) responded for Castleton at 15:35 with a breakaway goal, his second of the season, to tie the contest up at 1-1. Just before the end of the period, the Lord Jeffs took back the lead on a beautiful one-timer goal set up by first-year forward Nick Brunette (Chaska, MN). Brunette found an open Matt Rhone (Dedham, MA) for his 10th goal of the season as Rhone finished with a slapshot past Castleton goaltender Arthur Hollinger (Homer Glen, IL) for a 2-1 lead at 18:45.

Amherst extended its lead midway through the second period on the power play. Jamie Hawkrigg (Waterdown, Ontario) blasted a slapshot behind Hollinger at 12:09 for a 3-1 advantage, his third goal of the season. Senior captain Keith Nelson (Manalapan, NJ) tallied his second assist of the game on the score.

The Lord Jeffs put the game to bed at 18:26 of the third period as Brunette scored an empty net goal to make it 4-1 and secure the win. Junior goaltender Cole Anderson (Sylvan Lake, Alberta) made 28 saves to improve to 10-2-2
overall. Hollinger stopped 17 shots.

Castleton returns to action Jan. 29 on the road against Tufts University. Amherst hosts the University of New England on the same day, with the puck scheduled to drop at 7 p.m.