Radziwon '20 goal forces tie for men's hockey at Amherst

Jason Brochu '19 (Josh McKee photo)
Jason Brochu '19 (Josh McKee photo)

Hamilton College received goals from Cameron Radziwon '20 and Jason Brochu '19 as the Continentals and Amherst College Mammoths played to a 2-2 tie in NESCAC men's hockey action at Amherst's Orr Rink on Friday night.

Both teams were playing their season openers. Hamilton -- ranked ninth by D3hockey.com and 11th by USCHO.com -- returns home to take on Stevenson University for a non-conference game on Sunday, Nov. 19 at 3 p.m.

Radziwon scored his first collegiate goal in his first game with the Continentals after playing one season at Division I Colgate University. Brochu notched his 17th goal with Hamilton and Evan Buitenhuis '18 made 26 saves, including two in the five-minute overtime period.

Nick Bondra led Amherst with a goal and an assist, and Phil Johansson added two helpers. Connor Girard turned away 20 shots, including four in overtime. The Mammoths scored both of their goals on the power play and killed all seven of the Continentals' opportunities.

Radziwon pulled Hamilton into the 2-2 tie with 4:51 left in the third period. Sam Jones '20 gathered the loose puck in the right corner and sent a pass to Radziwon at the near post. Radziwon's one-timer slid over the goal line on the short side and sent the game to overtime.

Brochu gave the Continentals a 1-0 lead at 5:55 of the first period when he positioned himself in front of the net and deflected a shot from the top of the left circle by Bennett Morrison '20 past Girard. Bondra redirected a slap shot for Amherst's first goal with 7:31 remaining in the first.

Thomas Lindstrom gave the Mammoths a 2-1 lead 2:10 into the second period on another redirected shot. Amherst, which ended up 2-for-8 on the power play, held an 11-2 shot advantage in the second period.