Trinity Hockey Wins in Dominating Fashion at Home

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JUSTIN FORTIER ’18
CONTRIBUTING WRITER
Trinity Men’s Ice Hockey started up the season with two conference games and three regular season games. The opening game at Tufts was a tough loss with a 3-1 final score. However, the Bantams didn’t let that stop them from dominating the next three games with a conference win against Connecticut College (4-1), and two huge regular season wins.
On Nov. 22, the men played a home game against Post University and absolutely dominated with a final score of 14-0. With seven goals in the first period, the Bantams knew they were there to win. Michael Delisle ’19 started off the game with his first career goal only four minutes into the first period, which was followed by a second goal ten minutes into the game. Tyler Whitney ’18 and Ross Mandigo ’19 also lead the game with two goals each. Goalie, Tedy Loughborough ’20, stopped all three shots taken by the Post Eagles, giving him his first career win in the net.
game. Tyler Whitney ’18 and Ross Mandigo ’19 also led the game with two goals each. Goalie, Tedy Loughborough ’20, stopped all three shots taken by the Post Eagles, giving him his first career win in the net.
On Saturday, the men had another great win when they hosted the Franklin Pierce Ravens. The winning score of 12-1 was led by forwards Sean Orlando ’17 and Ryan Cole ’17, with a combined total of five goals. The first goal came from Bantam Mark Knowlton ’19 with an assist from Ethan Holdaway ’17 just one minute into the game. Two minutes later, the Ravens scored to tie the game. From there, the Bantams scored three more times in the first period, and had five more goals after that to give the Ravens their first loss in six games.
They played their final game of the weekend on Nov. 27, at home against Southern Maine University. The first shot of the game was made early by a Southern Maine Husky five minutes into the first period. The game was tied almost four minutes later with a goal from Barclay Gammill ’20. Finally, a Southern Maine power play goal resulted in a 3-2 loss for the Bantams. With their first loss in four games, the Bantams are now down to a record of 3-2. The men will play two conference games this upcoming weekend at home.
The Women’s Ice Hockey team also started their season off with two conference games, followed by two regular season games. The first two games at home versus Middlebury went into overtime, but resulted in a 2-1 loss for the Bantams. The season opener began with a goal from Bantam Hannah Oganeku ’18 seven minutes into the game. The Middlebury Panthers didn’t get a shot off until 12 minutes into the second period, tying the game 1-1. Goalie Jess Thulin ’18 blocked all 19 attempts made in the third period and allowed no more goals, sending the game to overtime. After three more saves from Thulin in overtime, the Panthers eventually scored to close the game out at 2-1.
The following day the Bantams got another shot at Middlebury at home.  Middlebury got onto the scoreboard first after many shots on goal in the first period. Only three minutes into the second period, the game was tied up with a goal from Kelcie Finn ’18. The game remained tied until the Bantams went head-to-head with the Panthers in overtime. While the Bantams put up a good fight, Middlebury scored with one second left in overtime.
The women were able to end these series of home games with a 3-2 win against Buffalo State College. After the first game against Buffalo State that resulted in a 3-1 loss, the Bantams made up for it with the first win of the season. Four minutes into the game against Buffalo State College, Finn scored a goal on a power play with an assist from Lauren MacCaster ’20. With the scored tied at 1-1 after the first period, Tasha Adams ’18 scored a goal in the second period. The final goal was scored 18 minutes into the third period by Alex Wallin ’20 to break the tie and bring the women to their first victory so far this season.

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