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Beau Kretzman '05
With a goal and an assist on Saturday, senior co-captain Beau Kretzman is now tied for fifth all-time in scoring at Amherst with 140 career points.

Jeffs Fall to Williams, 6-4

February 5, 2005

AMHERST, MA - The Amherst College men’s hockey team dropped to 10-8-2 overall and 8-5-2 in conference play with a 6-4 loss to visiting NESCAC and Little Three rival Williams College (9-10-1/9-6) on Saturday. Amherst senior co-captain Beau Kretzman (Edina, MN) tallied a goal and an assist, while rookie Kyle Schoppel (Cambridge, Ontario) dished out a trio of assists in the loss.

Williams junior Dennis Kim (Lake Forest, IL) capitalized on a power-play opportunity 5:48 into play, and fellow junior Jim Canner (Wyomissing, PA) stretched the Eph lead to two with just over four minutes left in the half. First-year Michael McIntosh (Soldotna, AK) put Amherst on the board 4:26 into the second, firing home a sniper-like shot for a power-play score. The Jeffs evened the count just over a minute later as Kretzman weaved his way up the ice and fed classmate Scott Aldrich (Wilmington, MA) on the left side for the top-shelf tally. Williams senior Guy Smith (New York, NY) rerouted a slap shot from fellow senior Jake Clapton (Canton, MA) to regain the Ephs’ edge at the 14:45-mark, and sophomore Steve Lunau (Bergerfield, NJ) pushed the score to 4-2 6:55 into the third frame. Kretzman pulled Amherst back within one, squeezing a nearly impossible shot between a pair of Eph defenders and tickling the twine with 10:45 left in regulation. With the goal, Kretzman tallied his 140th career point and is now tied for fifth all-time in scoring at Amherst with current head coach Jack Arena ’83 and Mike Noone ’98. However, Williams answered with a pair of scores, the second into an empty net, from junior Kevin Child (Shelburne, VT) to put the game our of reach. Amherst sophomore Trevor Calamel (Lockport, NY) lit the lamp in the closing seconds, but the Jeffs couldn’t overcome the deficit.

Amherst sophomore goalie Josh Fillman (Charlestown, MA) collected 30 saves in defeat, while sophomore Brad Shirley (Hanover, NH) posted 30 as well for Williams.

The Jeffs return to action Friday at 7 p.m. at NESCAC rival Tufts University.

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