Massachusetts Downed By Colorado College, 7-4

Junior forward Patrick Lee had two assists for the Minutemen
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 1:00  CC1-0 EV Branden Makara (1)Trey Bradley/1
1st 4:49  CC2-0 EV Kristian Blumenschein (1)Bryce Van Horn/1, Mason Bergh/1
1st 7:15  CC3-0 EV Branden Makara (2)Trey Bradley/2, Kristian Blumenschein/1
1st 9:39  UMA1-3 EV Steven Iacobellis (1)Patrick Lee/2, Shane Bear/1
1st 18:34  CC4-1 PP Cole Josefchak (1)Cole McCaskill/1
2nd 3:03  UMA2-4 PP Ray Pigozzi (1)Austin Plevy/2, Nic Renyard/1
2nd 4:35  CC5-2 EV EA DP GW Bryce Van Horn (1)Cole Josefchak/1, Trey Bradley/3
2nd 6:12  UMA3-5 EV Griff Jeszka (1)Kurt Keats/1, Ivan Chukarov/1
3rd 12:07  UMA4-5 EV Jonny Lazarus (2)Dominic Trento/2, Patrick Lee/3
3rd 17:26  CC6-4 EV Alex Berardinelli (1) -
3rd 19:33  CC7-4 EV EN Westin Michaud (1) -
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Colorado College  4127
Massachusetts  1214
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Colorado College  1781641
Massachusetts  84618
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Colorado College (1-1-0)  1/6 9/18 0
Massachusetts (1-1-0)  1/9 6/12 0
Colorado College Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Alex Leclerc (W, 1-1-0)59:174 72514
Empty Net0:430     
Massachusetts Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Ryan Wischow7:153 6006
Nic Renyard (L, 0-1-0)52:173 771428
Empty Net0:281     

AMHERST, Mass. - Junior forward Patrick Lee had two assists but Massachusetts was defeated by Colorado College, 7-4, on Saturday night at Mullins Center.


RESULT: Colorado College 7, Massachusetts 4
LOCATION: Mullins Center (Amherst, Mass.)
RECORDS: Massachusetts (1-1-0); Colorado College (1-1-0)

THE LEAD: Unable to overcome an early 3-0 deficit, the University of Massachusetts hockey team dropped the second game of its weekend series to Colorado College, 7-4 on Saturday at the Mullins Center. The Minutemen pulled within one with just under eight minutes to play in the third period, but the Tigers sealed their victory with two goals late in the frame.


Colorado College scored three times in the first 7:15 of the contest, including two from Branden Makara, to build a 3-0 lead and chase UMass goaltender Ryan Wischow from the net. The Minutemen took one of the goals back at the 9:39 mark as senior Steven Iacobellis batted in a rebound from junior Patrick Lee and Shane Bear. However, the Tigers managed to push the margin back to three before the end of the frame with a power-play tally from Cole Josefchak at 18:34.


UMass inched closer in the second period as senior Ray Pigozzi's power-play goal from sophomores Austin Plevy and Nic Renyard tucked under the crossbar at the 3:03 mark to bring the score to 4-2. Bryce Van Horn's delayed penalty tally stretched Colorado College's cushion back to three at 4:35, but the Minutemen pulled back within striking distance before heading to the locker room for the second intermission. Freshman Griff Jeszka tucked a puck in at the post from sophomores Kurt Keats and Ivan Chukarov 6:12 into the period to close the gap to 5-3.


UMass made it a one-goal game at the 12:07 mark of the third period as freshman Jonny Lazarus ripped home his second tally in two nights from the high slot with juniors Dominic Trento and Patrick Lee earning assists on the play. However, the Tigers' Alex Berardinelli took a blocked shot the other way for a score at 17:26 and Westin Michaud picked up the empty net goal at 19:33.


- Colorado College finished with a 41-18 shot advantage and was 1-for-6 on the power play, while UMass went 1-for-9 with the man advantage.

- After relieving Wischow, the starter, Renyard played the final 52:17 in net for the Minutemen and made 28 saves.

- Bear and Jeszka both registered their first collegiate points with an assist and a goal, respectively.

- Lazarus netted his second goal in as many nights and Lee logged his first multi-point game of the season. Through two games, the Lee-Trento-Lazarus line has combined for seven points (2g, 5a).

- UMass won 36 of 69 faceoffs (52.2%), paced by Jeszka's 9-for-12 (75%) night above the dots.

UP NEXT: The Minutemen will be idle next weekend and will return to action on Fri., Oct. 21, when the squad will play host to Army West Point at the Mullins Center at 7 p.m.