ROCHESTER, N.Y. – The No. 6/7 Amherst College men's ice hockey team battled to a 1-1 overtime tie with Nazareth College in Sunday afternoon's non-conference contest at Bill Gray's Regional Iceplex in Rochester, N.Y.
- In the opening period, Nazareth struck first as Alex Corvi potted a goal at the 7:57 mark to give the Golden Flyers a 1-0 lead. Scott Andler assisted the score.
- The lead was short-lived as Amherst was awarded a power play opportunity, and at the 12:57 mark, Chris Roll '17 won a faceoff in the offensive zone and sent the puck to Theo Hannah '16, who dished to Phil Johansson '19. Johansson then fired the puck past the Nazareth goalie for his first collegiate goal to even the game at 1-1.
- After a scoreless second stanza, the sides entered the third frame still knotted at 1-1. The Golden Flyers held a 26-16 advantage in shots on goal following 40 minutes of action, as Purple & White goalie Dave Cunningham '16 stopped 25 of the 26 shots through two periods.
- In a back-and-forth third period, Amherst edged Nazareth 9-8 in shots on target, but neither team could find the go-ahead score after 60 minutes of regulation.
- In the five minute overtime session, the Golden Flyers fired three shots on goal, but Cunningham was able to turn all three attempts aside as the teams skated to a 1-1 tie.
- The Purple & White, led by Thomas Lindstrom '18 who finished with four shots on goal, and Johansson, Jack Fitzgerald '19, Patrick Arena '16, and Roll (three shots on goal each), were 1-for-5 on the power play. Nazareth finished the game 0-for-5 on the man advantage.
- Geoff Bagnall and Scott Dawson led the Golden Flyers with five shots on goal each, while Oliver Janzen and John Power collected four shots on target apiece as the hosts held a 37-25 advantage for the game.
- Nazareth goalie Ed Zdolshek made 24 saves in the winning effort and moves to 2-3-4 between the pipes, while Cunningham made 15 of his 36 stops in the second period and moves to 1-0-1 on the season.
BEYOND THE BOX SCORE
- The stalemate was the first of the 2015-16 campaign for Amherst, while the tie was the fourth of the year for Nazareth.
- Amherst is back in action Saturday, December 5 when it hosts NESCAC and Little III rival Wesleyan University at 7 p.m. at Orr Rink.
- Nazareth returns to action December 11 when it travels to SUNY Geneseo for a 7 p.m. tilt.