MIDDLEBURY, Vt. – Junior Jacob Moreau (Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Quebec) found the back of the net twice, but it wasn't enough, as the Connecticut College men's ice hockey team fell to Middlebury by a 4-2 score on Friday evening at Kenyon Arena.
Middlebury (3-2-1, NESCAC 2-1-0) opened the scoring just four minutes into the contest when Michael Fahie deflected home a feed from Jimmy McKee with the Panthers on a power play. The hosts then doubled the margin in the opening stages of the second, as John Scala worked from behind the goal line and finished with a wraparound shot.
The Camels, however, fought back and were able to tie the contest by getting back-to-back goals on power plays from Moreau. The junior first drilled a shot from the left circle at the 9:28 mark and followed up with a wrister just 2:05 later.
Despite surrendering the lead, the Panthers answered back and dealt the Camels a crushing blow by scoring a go-ahead goal in the final minute of the second period to take a one-goal lead into the next intermission. The visitors nearly drew even with 3:38 when senior Matt Michaud (South Portland, Maine) flew up the right side, but his shot was denied by Middlebury's Adam Wisco. The Panthers put the game away in the waning seconds by scoring a fourth goal with the Camels electing to pull their goalie for an extra skater.
Wisco made 35 saves to pick up the victory for Middlebury, which was outshot by a slim 37-35 margin. Junior Connor Rodericks (Buzzards Bay, Mass.) suffered the loss despite turning away 31 shots.
Connecticut College (1-4, NESCAC 0-3) will wrap up its weekend road trip when it visits Williams tomorrow afternoon at 3 p.m.