PINE VALLEY, N.Y. – The No. 6/7 Amherst College men's ice hockey team used a goal and two assists each from David White '18 and Thomas Lindstrom '18, but Elmira College pulled away to a 6-3 victory over the Purple & White in Saturday afternoon's non-conference contest at Murray Athletic Center in Pine Valley, N.Y.
- In the first period, Elmira struck first when Brian Depp netted a goal at the 7:10 mark with assists from Carter Shinkaruk and Mitch Atkins to make it 1-0.
- Just 1:13 later Tommy Sumi put the hosts up, 2-0 when he scored following a feed from Kenny Tencza.
- Leading, 2-0 after 37 minutes of action, the Soaring Eagles tripled their advantage at the 17:39 mark of the second stanza less than a minute after killing off a power play for Amherst. Alexander Taulien found the back of the net following passes from Jarryd ten Vaanholt and Michael Collins.
- Despite trailing by three goals, Amherst held a decisive, 35-19 edge in shots on goal over the first 40 minutes, and the Purple & White finally broke through when Conor Brown '16 scored at the 19:20 mark of the second frame. White and Lindstrom provided the helpers on Brown's first goal of the campaign to set the score at 3-1 after two periods.
- Forty-one seconds into the third, Depp scored his second goal of the contest to extend Elmira's lead back to three goals (4-1). Shinkaruk picked up his second assist of the game on the goal.
- The Purple & White responded at the 5:25 mark when Lindstrom lit the lamp to pull Amherst back to within two (4-2). Linemates Topher Flanagan '16 and White assisted on Lindstrom's second goal of the season.
- At the 10:57 mark of the third period, Taulien collected his second goal of the game to push the Soaring Eagles' lead to 5-2. Ten Vaanholt and Michael Collins assisted the scoring play that gave Elmira a three-goal lead for the third time in the game.
- The Soaring Eagles struck once more to make it 6-2 when Shinkaruk scored following a pass from Eddie Nolan at 16:49.
- White pulled the Purple & White back to within three with his second marker of the year at the 18:26 mark, but that's as close as Amherst could get. Lindstrom notched his second assist of the game on the goal.
- Brown and White led the visitors with seven shots on goal each, while Tyler Granara '18 and Lindstrom followed with six and five shots on target each as Amherst outshot Elmira, 44-33 in the loss.
- Purple & White goaltender Connor Girard '18 made 27 saves in the losing effort, while his counterpart Sandro Aeschlimann made 41 stops to secure the win.
- Jeremy Marginsky led the Soaring Eagles with seven shots on frame, while Depp and Taulien finished with five shots on goal apiece.
- Amherst returns to action Sunday, November 29 when it travels to Nazareth at 3 p.m.
- Elmira hits the ice Sunday afternoon when it hosts Babson at 3 p.m.