Panther men’s hockey dops league road games
NEW LONDON, Conn. — The Middlebury College men’s hockey team suffered a pair of NESCAC road losses this past weekend and saw their record drop to 7-8-3, 4-5-3 in conference action. The Panthers will look to bounce back at home this weekend vs. Trinity at 7 p.m. on Friday and Wesleyan at 4 p.m. on Saturday.
On Saturday, host Connecticut College scored a goal in each period and goalie Tom Conlin made 16 saves as the Camels blanked the Panthers, 3-0, to improve to 9-7-2, 6-5-1 in NESCAC play.
Panther goalie Stephen Klein finished with 32 saves in the contest.
On Friday, host Tufts edged the Panthers, 2-1, despite Middlebury’s 32-22 advantage in shots on goal. Tufts goalie Mason Pulde finished with 31 saves, while Panther goalie Liam Moorfield-Yee collected 20 against the 7-10-1 Jumbos (4-7-1 NESCAC).
The Jumbos made it 1-0 in the first and added another goal seven minutes into the second period.
The Panthers scored with just under 10 minutes remaining in the second period when Derek Pimentel netted the rebound of a Zach Haggerty shot, with Braeden Quast also earning an assist.
Middlebury put 14 shots on Pulde in the third period, including four in the final 2:30, but could not equalize.
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