Athletics

Men's Hockey Ends in 2-2 Tie at Colby

Brock
Joe Brock scored both of Amherst's goals in a 2-2 tie at Colby.

From a Colby College release

WATERVILLE, ME - The 7th-ranked Amherst College men's hockey team saw a 2-1 lead erased when Colby's Michael Smigelski scored with just three minutes left in regulation as the two teams settled for a 2-2 tie Saturday at Alfond Rink.

In a game where both goalies played key roles, only two players managed goals on the day. Smigelski scored his ninth and 10th goals of the season for Colby (10-5-4, 6-5-4 NESCAC), while Amherst’s Joe Brock (Cumming, GA) also scored his ninth and 10th goals of the season.

Colby goaltender Cody McKinney made 17 of his 33 saves in the second period and had a pair of stops in the overtime session. Amherst goalie Cole Anderson (Sylvan Lake, Alberta) was up to the task with five saves in overtime and nine in each of the three periods of play for 32 stops. Anderson helped the Lord Jeffs move to 14-3-3 overall and 9-3-3 in the NESCAC.

Smigelski scored from Patrick Bursee and Michael Doherty at 12:07 of the first period on the power play for the lone goal of the opening 20 minutes.

Brock scored two straight power play goals over two periods to put the Lord Jeffs up 2-1. Matthew Rhone (Dedham, MA) and Jamie Hawkrigg (Waterdown, Ontario) had the assists on both goals.

Bursee picked up his second assist of the day and Nick Kondiles had the other assist on Colby’s tying goal with three minutes to play.

The overtime session was an eventful five minutes, with each team taking a penalty. Both goalies also stopped breakaway attempts when their team was on the power play. The Lord Jeffs were 2-for-6 with the extra man and Colby was 1-for-4.

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