Jefferson '22 scores in men's hockey setback at Sage Rink

Jordi Jefferson '22 (Josh McKee photo)
Jordi Jefferson '22 (Josh McKee photo)

Trinity College scored two goals in the second period and the nationally ranked No. 8 Bantams held on for a 2-1 NESCAC win against the Hamilton College Continentals at Hamilton's Russell Sage Rink on Saturday afternoon.

The Continentals (2-2-0, 1-2 NESCAC) lost for the first time in three games at home this season. Hamilton travels to SUNY Canton for a non-conference contest on Tuesday, Nov. 26 at 4 p.m.

Trinity (4-0-0, 4-0) has allowed just four goals in four games. Tedy Loughborough made 21 saves including eight in the third period.

Jordi Jefferson '22 put the Continentals in front at 9:24 in the first period with his first goal this season and the sixth of his Hamilton career. The Bantams attempted to clear the puck out of their zone by hammering it along the boards but Sean Allen '21 intercepted it and fired a slap shot from the left side above the faceoff circle. Jefferson tipped the high shot from just outside the faceoff circle to the left of the crease and redirected it past the stunned Loughborough.

Trinity trailed 1-0 after one but tied the score during a two-man advantage 3:30 into the second period. The Continentals were whistled for cross-checking at 1:35 and another Hamilton player was sent to the penalty box for hooking 90 seconds later. As time was running out on the first penalty, Lucas Michaud took a short pass from Barclay Gammill and smashed a one-timer from the right side of the slot into the back of the net. 

The Bantams took the lead with 2:49 left in the second. Timothy Weinstein fired a pass from his defensive end and connected with Taggart Corriveau at the opposite blue line. Corriveau was a step behind the defense and skated full speed towards goaltender Sean Storr '22. Corriveau shoved the puck past Storr as Corriveau was knocked to the ice and tumbled into the crease. Storr tied his career high with 34 saves.

Nick Ursitti '20 nearly tied the score less than 30 seconds into the third period when his wrist shot on a breakaway from the dot in the right faceoff circle clanged off the crossbar. The Continentals received a power play midway through the period and put three shots on Loughborough but he saved them all. Hamilton pulled Storr for an extra skater with 1:18 remaining but the Continentals managed just one shot on goal the rest of the way.

Hamilton was 0-for-5 on the power play while Trinity was 1-for-3.