MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College men’s hockey team continued its late-season surge on Saturday, when the 17-4-4 Panthers dismissed visiting Tufts, 6-2, in a NESCAC quarterfinal.
The win was the Panthers’ 10th in 11 tries and sends them to next weekend’s NESCAC final four at top-seeded Bowdoin. The Panthers will take on No. 5 Trinity, and the Polar Bears will face No. 6 Hamilton. Middlebury tied Trinity on the road, 2-2 on Jan. 15. The Panthers defeated Bowdoin, 5-2, in Middlebury on Jan. 30.