Jeffs Open John Dunham Invite with 4-1 Over Conn. College

Junior Jeff Landers netted a pair of goals in Amherst's 4-1 win over Conn. College.

Courtesy Trinity College

HARTFORD, CT – The Amherst College men’s hockey team earned a 4-1 win over Conn. College in day one of the John Dunham Invitational at Trinity College. With Trinity’s 4-1 win over Wesleyan University in the other first round game, the Jeffs (3-0-0) and Bantams (1-1-1) will face off in Sunday’s championship game at 4 p.m.

The Jeffs jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the opening period, as senior Gregg Adamo (Manalapan, NJ) put Amherst up 1-0 with 7:59 remaining in the opening frame. First-year Luke Arnold (Lincoln, MA) made it a 2-0 contest, putting one in with 1:05 to go in the period.

Brian Liamero´s tally in early stages of the second period made it a 2-1 contest and the Camels had cut the Lord Jeffs’ lead in half, but junior Jeff Landers (Hanover, MA) would score the next two goals for Amherst and the Lord Jeffs were able to hold on for the 4-1 victory.

Senior defenseman Mike McIntosh picked up an assist on Amherst’s first two goals, with Adamo also getting credit for a helper on the second tally. Junior defenseman Shane Lennox (North Vancouver, BC) and first-year goalkeeper Cole Anderson (Sylvan Lake, AB) had the assist on the Jeffs’ third goal, while junior Joel Covelli (Carlisle, ON) and first-year Matt Rhone (Dedham, MA) set up Landers for the final score.

Liamero accounted for the Connecticut College scoring with a power-play goal at 4:12 of the second period. Brett Moore and Robbie Tesar assisted on the score for the Camels, who will meet Wesleyan University Sunday at 1 p.m. in the consolation game.

Anderson (Sylvan Lake, AB) stopped 24 shots for the Lord Jeffs to go along with his assist, while Greg Parker had 33 saves for the Camels and Dan Beauregard stopped 14 shots in the third period.