Trinity Men's Ice Hockey Records 10th Win In A Row, Downing Tufts

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Hartford, Conn. – Sophomore forwards Ryan Cole (Anchorage, Alaska) and Sean Orlando (Ivyland, Pa.) combined for three goals and two assists to lead the Trinity College Bantams to a 4-1 victory over the visiting Tufts University Jumbos in New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) men's ice hockey action this afternoon at Williams Rink in the Koeppel Community Sports Center.  Trinity, ranked No. 5 nationally, improves to 14-1-1 overall and 9-0-1 in the NESCAC with its 10th win in a row, while the Jumbos fall to 6-9-1 overall and 3-6-1 in the league.  Trinity has its best record after 16 games since a 16-0 start in 1986-87 when the Bantams won the ECAC South title with a best-ever 24-1 mark.

The quiet first period saw little action for the first 13 minutes other than a point-blank save by Tufts sophomore goaltender Mason Pulde (Lexington, Mass.) against a Cole slapshot from the left wing, before Trinity junior forward Michael Hawkrigg (Toronto, Ontario) scored the lone goal of the frame from senior forward Jackson Brewer (Newton, Mass.) with 6:41 remaining.  Trinity outshot Tufts, 12-4, over the first 20 minutes but neither team had many legitimate scoring chances.

Cole converted on a Bantam power play 3:25 into the second period, scoring from Orlando and Hawkrigg, but the Jumbos answered when junior forward Keith Campbell (Newark, Del.) scored his first goal of the season during a scrum in front of Trinity rookie backstop Alex Morin (St. Hubert, Quebec).  Orlando added an unassisted power-play tally with 1:52 left in the second frame, and fed Cole for the game's final goal with 3:14 left in the third stanza.  Trinity finished with a 35-to-16 shooting advantage, including a 15-5 edge in the third period, as Pulde totaled 35 saves and Morin made 16 saves to improve his career record to 4-0.

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