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Justin Jagher '03
Goaltender Justin Jagher was one of five seniors playing in their final regular season home game

Jeffs Finish Regular Season With 5-0 Loss to Colby

February 22, 2003

AMHERST, MA - The Amherst College men's hockey team finished its regular season with a 5-0 loss to visiting eighth-ranked Colby College in a NESCAC match-up Saturday at Orr Rink. It was the final regular season home game for seniors Justin Pitrack (Wilmette, IL), Erik DiNardo (North Reading, MA), Justin Jagher (Framingham, MA), Jaffrie Perrotti (Winthrop, MA) and captain Erich Schram (Madison, WI), who have combined for 46 victories over the past four seasons.

Colby broke the ice late in the opening period when sophomore Cory Ernst (Bridgewater, N.S.) slapped a right-handed one-timer into the back of the net on a 2-on-1 breakaway, assisted by classmate Joel Morash (Liverpool, N.S.). The score remained 1-0 until early in the third period when the visitors reeled off four straight goals to seal the victory. Sophomore forward Nick Bayley (Cambridge, ONT) ignited the barrage, notching the first of his two scoring strikes to put the White Mules ahead, 2-0. Ernst tallied his second goal of the game to round the scoring out at 5-0.

Rookie netminder Sean Lynch (Essex Junction, VT) and Jagher combined to turn aside 23 shots for Amherst, while senior NESCAC Player of the Week J.D. Hadiaris (Saco, ME) finished with 21 to earn the shutout. With the loss, the Jeffs drop to 7-12-5 overall and 7-8-4 in league play, while Colby improves to 17-5-1 and 14-4-1.

Amherst has now clinched the sixth spot in the eight-team NESCAC Tournament and will look to avenge today's loss when they battle host Colby, who claimed the third seed.

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