|Colby College||Connecticut College|
NEW LONDON, Conn. — The 12th-ranked Colby College men’s hockey team remained unbeaten in the New England Small College Athletic Conference, but the Mules settled for a 1-1 overtime tie with Connecticut College on Friday.
Colby is 5-1-1 overall and 4-0-1 in the conference heading into Saturday’s 4 p.m. game at Tufts University (5-2-1, 3-1-1). The Jumbos fell 4-0 at home to Bowdoin College on Friday.
The Mules got off to a quick start when Michael Rudolf scored unassisted just 2:49 into the game. Despite the early goal, Colby was able to hold off the Camels for the rest of the first period and all of the second period.
Andrew Tucci made 27 saves in 62 minutes, 23 seconds of action. He was forced to leave the game on a few occasions because of equipment issues. Mack Burton played the other minutes in goal and contributed one save.
Conn College tied the game with just 6:59 left in regulation. Jeff Thompson had the goal from Vincent Ditmore and Brian Belisle.
Camel goalie Avery Gobbo had 14 of his 35 saves in the first period.