SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY—The Skidmore College men’s hockey team scored a season-high seven goals in a 7-3 New England Hockey Conference win over Southern University. Maine Saturday night at the Saratoga Springs skating rink.
The win keeps Skidmore (13-7-1, 8-5-1 NEHC) in fourth place, just a three-point victory in regulation behind leader Hobart. The teams compete on February 5 in Geneva. Southern Maine is 7-8-1 and 5-5-1 NEHC.
The Thoroughbreds scored five rebounds, firing 48 shots on USM goaltender Mason Palmer.
Callahan Johnson and Kaeden Patrick scored two goals apiece, with Johnson adding an assist. Jack Strauss, Thomas Finkand Devon Mussio represented the other objectives. Mike Gelatt, Will Dow Kenny and Zach Lindewirth each got two assists.
Skidmore took a 3-0 lead in the first period. Strauss opened the scoring at 1:21 from austin tower and Kyle Delmaestro. The Thoroughbreds closed the period with two goals in 14 seconds. Johnson from Dow-Kenny and Lindewirth at 6:13 p.m. and Mussio from Everett Wardle at 6:27 p.m.
The Huskies scored three times in the first 6:43 of the second period to tie it 3-3. The Thoroughbreds responded with three runs to open a 6-3 lead. Finck started at 7:20 from Johnson and Lindewirth. Johnson made it 5-3 at 10:35 from Mussio and Dow-Kenny. Patrick closed the period with his 10and of the season at 3:54 p.m. from Gelatt.
Patrick picked up his 11and goal at 8:16 of the third with Reid Russell and Gelatt winning the assists.
Skidmore had a solid 48-29 shooting advantage. Blaine Moore improved to 4-0 with 26 saves.
The Thoroughbreds have four regular season games left, starting with the program’s first-ever game at Elmira College on Feb. 4 at 7 p.m.