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.