MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – Taking to the ice against the Cardinals, the Amherst College men's ice hockey team skated to a 0-0 overtime draw against Little III rival Wesleyan on Saturday evening at Spurrier-Snyder Rink.
With the tie, Amherst moves to 7-6-3 on the season and to 4-3-4 in league action, while Wesleyan moves to 9-4-4 overall (5-3-3 NESCAC). Amherst returns to action tomorrow, Sunday, Jan. 27 when they wrap up their nine game road trip with a 4 p.m. conference tilt at Trinity College.
One of the Mammoths best scoring chances of the battle came 17 seconds into the contest as a Cardinal major boarding penalty afforded Amherst a five-minute power play. Noah Gilreath '20 made a bid to get the visitors on the board but his shot went just wide following a faceoff win, while Patrick Daly's '20 ensuing drive on target was gloved down by the Wesleyan keeper.
The Cardinals generated a pair of top-notch chances at the end of the stnaza as Walker Harris found Luke Babcock in the high slot and Jordan Rose earned a clean shot after racing down the left wing, however both opportunities sailed just wide of the right post.
- In between the pipes, Connor Girard '18 (4-3-4) registered 23 saves in the draw for Amherst, while Tim Sestak (5-2-4) made 18 stops for the Cardinals.
- Wesleyan owned a 23-18 edge in shot differential despite outshooting Wesleyan 11-7 in the second period.
- Neither side was able to convert on the power play with both teams finishing 0-for-3.