Cardinals Score Four Third Period Goals as they Come From Behind to Tie Conn. 4-4

Photo by Lianne Yun '18
Photo by Lianne Yun '18

THE BASICS:

Score:
Wesleyan 4, Connecticut College 4
Records:
Wesleyan (8-4-2, 4-3-2 NESCAC), Connecticut College (3-9-2, 1-6-2 NESCAC)
Location: Middletown, Conn. (Spurrier-Snyder Rink)
Date: Friday, January 20th
Time: 7 p.m.
The Lead: Down 4-0 entering the third period, the Wesleyan University men's ice hockey team would rally to tie the game as they scored four goals in the period on its way to tying Connecticut College 4-4.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • The Camels got on the board first as Jeff Thompson was able to coral the puck off a rebound and put a shot into the corner of the net over the glove hand of Dawson Sprigings '17. Thompson's seventh goal of the year was scored at 7:06.
  • Conn. would score three goals in the second period to increase its lead to 4-0.
  • The first goal was scored at 7:10 as Jacob Moreau tipped in the Rory Garlasco shot past Sprigings for the two goal advantage.
  • Later in the period Mason Evans would score his second goal of the year at 11:20, and Brian Belisle would get the visitors to four goals with his ninth of the season off a Joe Giordano pass at 18:17.
  • The Cardinals would start their comeback in the third starting with a power play goal by James Kline '17. Chad Malinowski '19 took a shot which tipped off the stick of Theo Tydingco '18 and onto the stick on Kline who put it past Conner Rodericks at 1:17.
  • Wesleyan would cut the deficit in half on an another power play goal by Walker Harris '20 just a few moments later at 2:26. His fourth goal of the year was assisted by Malinowski and Tydingco.
  • Kline would bring the home team to within one with another power play goal at the 6:47 mark of the period. His second goal of the period was assisted by Harris and Malinowski.
  • The Cardinals would tie the game up as Andy Espinoza '19 passed the puck to Mike Yablong '19 who rifled a shot wide, but the rebound found Harris all alone and he put the puck in the net to tie the game at 12:37.
  • In the overtime, Wesleyan would have two excellent chances to win the game as a Kline shot rifled off the post and a Cole Morrissette '17 shot was saved, and the two NESCAC rivals would play to a 4-4 tie.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

  • Kline's two goals give him five on the season and brings his team-leading points total to 15.
  • Walker and Malinowski led the Cardinals with three points a piece in the game, while Tydingo joined Kline with two.
  • Sprigings made 24 saves between the pipes.

UP NEXT:

  • The Cardinals are back on the ice tomorrow as they will host the Tufts Jumbos at 3 p.m.
  • The Camels also play tomorrow as they will head to Trinity for a 4 p.m. contest.

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