Connecticut College 3, Wesleyan University 3 Tie OT
Calvanico Shines in First Start with 41 Saves for Camels
NEW LONDON, Conn.--Marcus Calvanico (Flower Mound, Tex.) stopped 41 shots, including five in the overtime session, to lead the Connecticut College men's hockey team in a 3-3 tie against NESCAC rival Wesleyan University Saturday.
The Camels improve to 4-9-2 with a 2-6-1 mark in the NESCAC. The Cardinals are 9-5-1 with a 4-4-1 record in league play.
Senior Sean Curran (Wilmette, Ill.) contributed a goal and an assist for the hosts. Mike Sinsigalli (Wilton, Conn.) potted his fourth score in as many games and Mike Martinez (Orchard Park, N.Y.) scored the final goal of the night with 7:49 remaining in regulation for the Camels.
Wesleyan University sophomore Nik Tasiopoulos (Norwell, Mass.) scored his 13th goal of the season and added an assist for the visitors. Geoff Mucha (West Chester, Pa.) and Keith Buehler (Skaneatles, N.Y.) chipped in with scores, while sophomore forward Tommy Hartnett (Bronxville, N.Y.) added two assists for Wesleyan.
Junior net-minder Glenn Stowell (Hadley, Mass.) finished with 26 saves in the draw.
Martinez skated in below the right circle and fought his way through a Cardinal defender to fire a shot that found the top shelf with 7:49 to play.
After a timeout, Wesleyan nearly scored when John Guay (North Scituate, R.I.) broke free for a shot from point blank range with 1:46 remaining but Calvanico was able to make the save.
In the overtime, the Cardinals out-shot the Camels 5-to-1. With 2:45 remaining, Calvanico denied Tasiopoulos on his bid for the game-winner with a sprawling save.
Connecticut College had their chance to win the game. With 2:07 to play, Keith Veronesi (South Glastonbury, Conn.) made a cross-crease pass to Curran, who broke free down the right side of the ice, but Stowell was able to make the save and the game ended in a draw.
January 21, 2012