Corsairs, Colby Settle For Overtime Draw
WATERVILLE, Maine. – Colby College senior Ben Chwick (Purchase, N.Y.) scored an extra-attacker goal with 11 seconds remaining in regulation to force the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth men's ice hockey team to settle for a 4-4 overtime tie this afternoon at Alfond Rink in the Colby-Bowdoin Face-Off Classic.
The Corsairs snapped a three-game losing streak to raise their overall record to 2-5-1, while the Mules salvaged their second draw of the season to even their mark at 2-2-2.
With less than 18 seconds left on the clock, UMass Dartmouth was whistled for an infraction. The hosts capitalized on the advantage seven seconds later as Chwick netted his second goal of the afternoon to forge a 4-all tie.
Senior Dmitry Antipin (Novosibirsk, Russia) gave the visitors their third and final lead of the afternoon, when he connected on his third marker of the season with less than 90 seconds remaining.
For the eighth consecutive contest, the Corsairs jumped out to an early lead. Junior Shaun Walters (Plymouth, Mich.) registered his eighth of the season, converting on a feed from freshman Tanner Zacharewicz (Ludlow, Mass.) and sophomore Mike Restuccia (Malden, Mass.). UMass Dartmouth outshot its host 11-6 to carry a 1-0 lead into the intermission.
In the second stanza, Colby scored a pair of short-handed markers in the span of one minute, 36 seconds to earn its first advantage of the contest. Undeterred by the endured Mules, UMD drew the contest even with 51 seconds remaining in the period on freshman Yuriy Sokayev (Staten Island, N.Y.) second of the season.
UMass Dartmouth regained control of the offensive output early in the third period, when Zacharewicz potted a power-play marker at 1:28. The Corsairs first line provided the momentum as Walters and Restuccia earned helpers. The hosts would not go quietly as Colby evened the contest at 17:14, when sophomore Tyler Lingel (South Glens Falls, N.Y.) knocked home his second of the season.
Senior Ben Vandervies (Hanna, Alberta) made 35 saves, while his counterpart, Sam Parker (Cambridge, Mass.) turned aside 32 Corsair attempts.
The Mules held a slight advantage in shots, 39-36, but cracked the scoring column on two-of-five man-down opportunities.
UMass Dartmouth will return to action at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 1, when the Corsairs travel to Bowdoin College in a rematch of the 2013 NCAA Division III tournament contest.