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Sophomore Brandon Zangel collected seven saves in his first career appearance in goal on Friday night.

Jeffs Crush Castleton State, 12-0

January 21, 2005

AMHERST, MA - The Amherst College menís hockey team tallied eight first-period goals en route to a lopsided 12-0 win over visiting ECAC East foe Castleton State College on Friday night. Ten different players lit the lamp for the Jeffs, while sophomores Josh Fillman (Charlestown, MA) and Brandon Zangel (Highlands Ranch, CO) combined for the shutout in goal as Amherst improved to 8-4-2 overall and 6-2-2 in conference play.

The Jeffs took control from the opening drop, filling the net with three scores in the first 6:22 and piling on five more over the final six minutes of the first frame. Junior forward Rob Balanda (Wellesley Hills, MA) tallied his first career goal in the session, while senior Brad Craigen (Kitchener, Ontario) dished out a trio of assists.

Sophomore Sean Ellis (Springfield, MA) notched his second score of the game 12:29 into the second period, capitalizing on a Spartan turnover near the goal and firing it home, and rookie forward Kyle Schoppel (Cambridge, Ontario) capped the rout with just over 10 minutes left in regulation, netting his second score of the game and team-best 11th goal of the year.

Also tickling the twine for the Jeffs were seniors Beau Kretzman (Edina, MN), Bill Jenkins (Edina, MN), Roy Mabrey (Needham, MA) and Jon Hill (Averill Park, NY) and juniors A.J. Greco (Williamsville, NY), Steve Nelson (Wayzata, MN) and Jack Greeley (Scituate, MA). Kretzman matched Craigen with three assists, while Greco, Balanda, Schoppel and senior Scott Aldrich (Wilmington, MA) each dished out a pair of assists, and senior Marc Russell (Essex, VT), sophomores Trevor Calamel (Lockport, NY) and Erik Lund (Edina, MN) and first-years Rob Stevenson (Newton, MA) and Michael McIntosh (Soldotna, AK) posted an assist apiece.

Fillman nabbed six saves in the opening frame before giving way to Zangel, who collected seven saves in his first career appearance in goal. Castleton State sophomore Billy Thompson III (Swanton, VT) and first-year Chad Long (Brick Township, NJ) grabbed 22 and 38 saves, respectively, as the Spartans dropped to 0-14 overall and 0-10 in conference play.

Amherst returns to action tomorrow (Saturday) at 3 p.m. against visiting ECAC East opponent Skidmore College.

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