Lindstrom's Overtime Goal Lifts Amherst to Victory Over Conn. College, 3-2

Lindstrom's Overtime Goal Lifts Amherst to Victory Over Conn. College, 3-2

NEW LONDON, Conn. – Thomas Lindstrom '18 netted the game-winning goal 1:22 into overtime to lift the Amherst College men's ice hockey team to a 3-2 victory over NESCAC opponent Connecticut College Sunday afternoon at Dayton Arena.

RECORDS

Amherst (5-5-4, 4-2-3 NESCAC)
Connecticut College (3-9-2, 0-6-2 NESCAC)

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • With the score deadlocked at 2-2 following 60 minutes of regulation hockey, the Purple & White applied immediate pressure, working the puck around in the offensive zone.
  • David White '18 then riffled a shot on target from the left point, and while Camel goalie Tom Conlin made the initial stop, he was unable to control the rebound. The puck fell to Lindstrom who tapped the puck over the goal line to notch his fourth goal of the season.
  • Amherst held a 33-14 shot advantage, including an 11-3 edge in the third period.
  • Tom Conlin (3-7-2) made 30 saves for Connecticut College in the losing effort, while Dave Cunningham '16 (4-2-4) registered 12 saves en route to his fourth victory of the season.

GAME HIGHLIGHTS

  • Amherst was first to get on the scoreboard, with Patrick Arena '16 collecting a shovel pass from Kevin Ryder '16 and ripping a shot over the shoulder of the Camel net minder from the top of the right circle 12:06 into the first stanza.
  • Lindstrom made it a 2-0 contest at the 1:34 mark with a short-handed tally. Picking the pocket of a defender attempting to clear the puck, David White '18 skated out of the corner and sent a centering pass to Lindstrom who one timed a shot into the low right corner of the net from point blank range.
  • Undeterred by the deficit, the Camels converted on two of their three third period shots to tie the game at two apiece by the end of regulation.
  • Midway through the third stanza Mason Evans corralled a pass from Greg Liautaud and beat Cunningham on the power play to bring Connecticut College within one.
  • Up a skater after pulling their goalie, the Camel's Tim DiPretoro tallied the game-tying goal with 42 seconds remaining in regulation to force the overtime period. Greg Liautaud and Ryan Mowery were credited with the assists on the play.

UP NEXT

  • Amherst travels to Clinton, N.Y. to battle Hamilton College in a conference matchup on Friday, Jan. 22 at 7 p.m.
  • The Camels play Wesleyan at Dayton Arena on Jan. 22 beginning at 7 p.m.