No. 11 Trinity Blanks Men’s Ice Hockey

Greg Pezza

NEW LONDON, Conn. – The Connecticut College men's ice hockey team fell to No. 11 Trinity by a 4-0 score on Saturday afternoon at Dayton Arena.

Following a 40-minute delay due to a power outage, Trinity was able to net its first goal in the waning minutes of the first period. Eric Benshadle dug up the puck in a corner in the Bantam end and kicked it out to Nicholas Fiorentino, who blitzed up the ice and fired the puck past junior goalie Avery Gobbo (Mississauga, Ontario) from the slot.

Trinity came out of the intermission with a vengeance by scoring twice and outshooting the Camels by an 18-7 margin in the frame. With lots of extra space on the ice during a 4-on-3 power play opportunity, Liam Feeney found Barclay Gammill in the slot for a high-percentage shot which doubled the margin at the 7:53 mark of the second period. Mark Knowlton then found Charlie Zuccarini to make it 3-0 through 40 minutes of action.

The third period was more evenly played with both teams attempting six shots on target, but the damage had already been done. Fiorentino added his second marker of the game for insurance at the midway point, allowing the nationally-ranked Bantams to run away with the 4-0 win.

Teddy Loughborou made 21 saves to pick up the shutout win for Trinity. Gobbo took the loss despite making 31 stops.

Connecticut College (0-2-0, NESCAC 0-2-0) will next host Manhattanville on Saturday, Nov. 24 at 7 p.m.