SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. - The Saint Michael's College men's ice hockey team tied Albertus Magnus College, 2-2, on Saturday at Cairns Arena as the Purple Knights finished their opening weekend.
- Saint Michael's (1-0-1), Albertus Magnus (0-1-1)
SAINT MICHAEL'S LEADERS
- Sophomore Matt Egan (Hingham, Mass./Kimball Union Academy), 1 goal, 1 assist
- First-year Matt Schreiner (Falmouth, Mass./Walpole Express), 1 goal (1st career), 15-for-20 on faceoffs
- Junior Niall Foster (Newmarket, N.H./Walpole Express), 12-for-19 on faceoffs
- Senior William Santangeli (Oakville, Ontario/Saint Mark's School), 9-for-14 on faceoffs
- Sophomore Hugo Turcotte (Gap, France/Kimball Union Academy), 18 saves
- First-year CJ Smith, 1 goal
- First-year Cameron Weitzman, 1 goal
- Frist-year Pierce Diamond, 34 saves
- The Purple Knights outshot the Falcons, 36-20, and went 46-for-74 on faceoffs.
- The teams completed a season-opening two-game series.
- On the Purple Knights' first goal, a high puck was settled down by junior Noah Muller (Amsterdam, The Netherlands/Düsseldorfer EG), who passed to junior Sel Narby (Huntington, N.Y./Connecticut Junior Rangers) on the left side of the ice. Narby sent in a centering pass in front of the net that was redirected into the net by Egan 10:14 into the game.
- The Falcons scored 45 seconds later when Weitzman hit in a trickling pass by first-year Coleton Cianci to tie things up 1-1 10:59 into the game.
- The Falcons took the lead 11:31 into the second period when Smith scored on a rebound of a shot by first-year Jacob Ducharme.
- Schreiner tied the game for the Purple Knights on a power play with 37 seconds left in the second period when first-year Sam Johnson (Freeport, Maine/Walpole Express) shot from the point and Schreiner tipped it in.
- The third period was scoreless with Diamond and Turcotte recording 13 and 12 saves, respectively.
- Two minutes into overtime junior Thomas Flack's (Toronto, Ontario/Saint Michael's Buzzers) shot was saved on the Purple Knights' one shot of the overtime period.
NEXT SAINT MICHAEL'S GAME
- Tuesday at the State University of New York at Canton, 7 p.m.