Continentals score three late goals to knock off Williams

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Tyler Brunteau '18 scored the first two goals of his career, notching the game winner at the 13:51 mark, then closing out the scoring with Hamilton's second empty-net goal. Marko Brelih '16 scored a pair of second-period power-play goals as the Continentals erased Williams' 1-0 first-period lead.

Brunteau's game-winning goal came off a face-off that was won by Nicholas Vassos, who picked up his second assist of the year on the play. Robbie Murden '17 scored his fourth goal of the season into an empty Williams net with 38 seconds left and Brunteau added an empty-net goal 14 seconds later.

Charlie Fennell made nine of his 30 saves in the third period, including five with the score tied. He stopped four shots in the final five minutes of the second period to help the Continentals kill off a five-minute power play by the Ephs.

Williams' Sam Gray '17 scored the only goal of the first period, putting the hosts up 1-0 6:08 in off assists from George Hunkele '17 and Luke Stickel '17. 

Hamilton converted consecutive power-play opportunities early in the second, with Brelih scoring both goals. Kenny Matheson '16 assisted on Brelih's second goal, which put the visitors ahead 2-1 with 10:11 remaining in the period. Matheson's five assists and nine points are both tied for the team lead. The two-goal game was the second of Brelih's career. 

Craig Kitto '15 scored a power-play goal to tie the score 2:17 later with James McNamara '17 and David Jarrett '15 credited with assists. The Continentals have killed off 23 of 26 man-down situations this winter.

Sean Dougherty '15 made 21 saves for Williams (4-2-1, 3-1-1 NESCAC), who outshot the Continentals 32-26. The Ephs, who lost their second in a row, had posted an undefeated start through four games; they are second among teams receiving votes in the latest national coaches poll.

The Continentals continue conference play Saturday with a 4 p.m. game at Middlebury. Williams hosts #15 Amherst Saturday afternoon. 

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