Colby men's hockey explodes for nine goals in win over Salem State

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WATERVILLE, Maine --- Cam MacDonald had the biggest game of his young collegiate career with three goals and two assists to help the Colby College men's hockey team to a 9-3 non-conference win over Salem State on Tuesday night at Alfond Rink.
Colby improved to 3-6-2 overall, while the Vikings dropped to 6-5-1.
MacDonald played on the same line with Devin Albert and EJ Rauseo. Albert finished with two goals and two assists, while Rauseo had three assists.
The game started off with scoring and never stopped. Colby co-captain Robert McCormick scored just 32 seconds into play from Chris Kennedy and Colin Reilly. The Vikings answered 26 seconds later at 58 seconds when Andrew Bucci tallied from Chad Goodwin. McCormick finished with two goals and two assists.
The rest of the period belonged to Colby. Albert scored the lone power play goal for the Mules from Geoff Sullivan and MacDonald at 11:36. MacDonald scored two in a row at 14:07 and 19:21, the first coming from Rauseo and Albert and the second from just Rauseo.
The Mules had all the scoring in the second period to go up 7-1 after two. Albert got his second of the game from Sullivan and MacDonald at 3:16. McCormick also got a second goal from Reilly and Scott Fenwick at 7:18. Reilly then scored the first of his two goals from McCormick and a third assist from Sullivan.
The teams traded goals in the third period, with the Vikings cutting the margin to 7-2 at 2:47 on a goal by John Needham. Andrew Bettencourt and Jon Hart had assists on the play. 
MacDonald got his hat tack from Albert and Rauseo at 5:22. Needham answered again for Salem State on the power play from Gabriel Cromp at 7:10, but the Mules closed the scoring when Reilly got his second score from Fenwick and McCormick.
Sam Parker stayed busy in Colby's goal with 27 saves. Marcus Zelzer had 23 stops for the Vikings.
Colby 9, Salem State 3

Scoring by Period - SAL 1-0-2=3; CLB 4-3-2=9

1st Period
Scoring - 1, CLB Robert McCormick/1 (Chris Kennedy/2, Colin Reilly/1) 0:32
2, SAL Andrew Bucci/3 (Chad Goodwin/3) 0:58
3, CLB Devin Albert/8 (Geoff Sullivan/6, Cam MacDonald/2) 11:36 (PP)
4, CLB Cam MacDonald/3 (EJ Rauseo/6, Devin Albert/6) 14:07
5, CLB Cam MacDonald/4 (EJ Rauseo/7) 19:21 (GW)
Penalties - Ian Canty, SAL (Hooking) 1:51; John Needham, SAL (Hooking) 10:57

2nd Period
Scoring - 6, CLB Devin Albert/9 (Geoff Sullivan/7, Cam MacDonald/3) 3:16
7, CLB Robert McCormick/2 (Colin Reilly/2, Scott Fenwick/2) 7:18
8, CLB Colin Reilly/2 (Robert McCormick/4, Geoff Sullivan/8) 16:47
Penalties - Kai Frankville, CLB (Interference) 10:09

3rd Period
Scoring - 9, SAL John Needham/3 (Andrew Bettencourt/6, Jon Hart/2) 2:47
10, CLB Cam MacDonald/5 (Devin Albert/7, EJ Rauseo/8) 5:22
11, SAL John Needham/4 (Gabriel Cromp/6) 7:10 (PP)
12, CLB Colin Reilly/3 (Scott Fenwick/3, Robert McCormick/5) 12:57
Penalties - Alex Walsh, CLB (Tripping) 5:50; Daniel Campbell, SAL (Hitting after the Whistle) 7:24; EJ Rauseo, CLB (Hitting after the Whistle) 7:24; Michael Casale, SAL (Roughing) 14:56; Andrew Reis, CLB (Hooking) 17:46; Michael Rudolf, CLB (Cross-Checking) 17:46

Salem State Goaltending - Marcus Zelzer (60:00, 32 shots, 23 saves, 9 GA)

Colby Goaltending - Sam Parker (60:00, 30 shots, 27 saves, 3 GA)

Win - Sam Parker, CLB (1-1-0). Loss - Marcus Zelzer, SAL (2-4-0).

Shots On Goal - SAL 12-8-10=30; CLB 10-12-10=32

Power Plays - SAL 1 of 4; CLB 1 of 3

Penalties - SAL 4 (8 min); CLB 5 (10 min)

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