Tufts University 7, Connecticut College 1
Reich Scores his Second Goal of the Season for Camels
MALDEN, Mass. --(Tufts University Sports Information) Sophomore Kyle Gallegos (Westminster, Colo.) scored a hat trick with an assist, and senior goalie Scott Barchard (Reading, Mass.) made 48 saves as the surging Tufts hockey team routed Connecticut College, 7-1, in a NESCAC game at Valley Forum II Friday night.
With Middlebury idle tonight, the Jumbos took over sole possession of fourth place in the conference with 15 points. The top four teams earn home-ice berths into the conference tournament that begins on February 25. Tufts is now 10-7-2 overall and 7-5-1 in NESCAC. They are undefeated in their last five games (4-0-1). The Camels lost for the first time in three games, dropping to 5-11-3 overall and 3-8-2 in the league.
Kevin Reich (Montvale, N.J.) potted his second goal of the season in the second period of action. J.J. McGregor (Wichita, Kan.) and Marc Roper (Moncton, New Brunswick) had the assists.
Connecticut College would finish with a 49-40 advantage in shots. Marcus Calvanico (Flower Mound, Tex.) made 27 saves in two periods and Andrew Margolin (Mahwah, N.J.) had six in the third. The Camels could only take advantage out of one of seven power-play chances. Tufts was one of four with an extra skater.
The teams play again to conclude the home-and-home weekend tomorrow night at Connecticut College. Game time is 7 pm.
Camel Tracks-Not Including Friday's Action
The Camels collected three valuable points on the road this past week to move into eighth place in the NESCAC standings.
Friday night, Keith Veronesi (South Glastonbury, Conn.) scored his team-leading eighth and ninth goal of the season in a 4-3 victory at Middlebury. Saturday, Michael Doyle (Merrimac, Mass.), JC Cangelosi (Estero, Fla.) and J.J. McGregor (Wichita, Kan.) supplied scores for the Camels in a 3-3 tie against 12th ranked Williams. Senior Sean Curran (Wilmette, Ill.) is leading the league with 18 assists and is sixth in scoring with 22 points. McGregor is fourth in the league with 13 assists. Curran is second in the league with 11 points on the power play, while McGregor and Veronesi are tied with seven points each.
February 3, 2012