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BURLINGTON, Vt. - No. 20 Vermont out shot Acadia 33-6 and four different players scored goals to lead the Catamounts to a 4-0 shutout over the Axemen in the front of the 58th consecutive sellout of 4,003 at Gutterson Fieldhouse on Sunday afternoon. Sophomore Patrick Cullity (Tewsbury, Mass.) and junior Dean Strong (Mississauga, Ontario) both scored power-play goals for Vermont while junior Corey Carlson (Two Harors, Minn.) and sophomore Viktor Stalberg (Gothenburg, Sweden) both scored at even strength.
Senior goalie Jeff Hill (Cranston, R.I.) played the entire second period and picked up the win. Senior goalie Joe Fallon (Bemidji, Minn.) played in the first period and sophomore goalie Mike Spillane (Bow, N.H.) played in the third as the trio combined for six saves.
Vermont travels to Oxford, Ohio, to play a pair of games against No. 4 Miami next weekend.
"I thought we did a nice job of skating hard for 60 minutes," Vermont head coach Kevin Sneddon. "We certainly made a ton of mistakes but that is what we wanted to do tonight so that we can learn from it this week coming up as we get ready for Miami."
Following a scoreless first period Vermont took a 1-0 lead on a goal by Cullity at 6:45 of the second. With the Catamounts working on a 5-on-3 power play the sophomore defenseman slipped a wrist shot from the slot past Acadia goalie Lanny Ramage. Sophomores Colin Vock (Plymouth, Mich.) and Stalberg both assisted on the play.
Strong gave the Catamounts a 2-0 lead with a power-play goal at 12:30 of the second. He knocked in a rebound in front off a shot by junior Peter Lenes (Shelburne, Vt.). Vock earned his second assist of the game on the play.
The Catamounts outshot the Axemen 16-0 in the second period and took a 2-0 lead to the final period.
Midway through the third Carlson put the Catamounts ahead by the score of 3-0. The junior knocked in a rebound in front off a shot by freshman Dan Lawson (Oak Forest, Ill.) from the left point. Lenes also assisted on the goal at 9:33.
Then Stalberg pushed Vermont's advantage to 4-0 with a goal at 16:53 of the third on an assist from Carlson.
UVM finished the game 2-for-10 on the power play while Acadia was 0-for-11. The two teams combined for 26 penalties and 66 penalty minutes.
Vermont's next game is Friday, Oct. 12 at 7pm in Oxford, Ohio, at the Goggins Ice Center against No. 4 Miami. The Catamounts will also face the Red Hawks the following night at 8pm. Both games can be heard on the flagship station for Vermont hockey on WVMT-AM 620.
GAME NOTES: Fans with a ticket to the UVM men's hockey game today received free admission to the UVM women's hockey game against Sacred Heart that followed at 6:45pm ... Freshman Chris Atkinson (Sparta, N.J.) and sophomore Tim Geverd (Hooksett, N.H.) both made their Vermont debuts after missing all of last season with an injury ... Coach Sneddon presented both players with a game puck ... Freshmen Josh Burrows (Prairie Grove, Ill.), Jack Downing (New Canaan, Conn.), Josh Franklin (Wrentham, Mass.), Dan Lawson (Oak Forest, Ill.), Brett Leonard (South Burlington, Vt.) and Kevan Miller (Los Angeles, Calif.) also made their Catamount debuts.