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Hamilton College Men’s Hockey downed by #10 Trinity

Credit: Scott Kinville

A standing-room-only crowd at Sage Rink greeted the hometown Continentals as they took the ice on Friday night to face the tenth-ranked Trinity Bantams in a NESCAC matchup. The raucous crowd was ready to cheer on their team and participate in the “Citrus Bowl”. The Citrus Bowl game is an annual tradition at Hamilton, when the Continentals score their first goal, the crowd tosses a citrus fruit of their choice onto the ice.

The visiting Bantams would stake themselves to a two-goal lead in the first period. Kevin Mackay got the game’s first goal at the 4:03 mark. Nearly eleven minutes later, Spencer Korona lit the lamp to give the Bantams a 2-0 lead going into the first intermission.

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A power-play goal by Trinity’s Alexander Mozian was the only goal of the second period. Each team registered twelve shots on goal in the middle frame.

Trinity added two early third-period goals by Ned Blanchard and Connor Sedlak to build a 5-0 lead. The moment the capacity crowd was waiting for came at the 13:20 mark. Luke Tchor jammed a loose puck past Bantam’s goaltender Devon Bobak for his team-leading twelfth goal. It also sparked a wave of fruit to come flying on the ice, and a Hamilton tradition was alive and well.

Hamilton College co-captain James Philpott. Photo credit: Scott Kinville.

With Continental’s goaltender Jack Grant on the bench for an extra skater, Trinity’s Devan Tongue potted an empty net goal to seal his team’s 6-1 victory.

The Continental’s record now stands at 11-5-1 overall and 6-4-1 in the NESCAC. They return to action on Saturday at 3:00 pm when they host another NESCAC rival, the Wesleyan Cardinals. For more information about Hamilton College Continentals hockey, visit https://athletics.hamilton.edu.

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