Dan Smith '08
Sophomore netminder Dan Smith returned to Orr Rink in style, posting 37 saves for the Jeffs.

Amherst Men's Hockey Suffers 2-1 Loss To Fourth-Ranked Trinity

November 19, 2005

By Ryan O'Donnell '08

AMHERST, MA The Amherst College men's hockey team suffered a hard-fought 2-1 loss to fourth-ranked NESCAC rival Trinity College on Saturday afternoon. The Jeffs fall to 1-1 overall and 1-1 in conference play, while Trinity remains undefeated at 2-0.

Trinity's Adam Ladd opened the scoring halfway into the opening frame on a slapper from the right slot that beat Amherst sophomore goalie Dan Smith (Rochester, MN). Amherst answered late in the first period when senior A.J. Greco (Williamsville, NY) took a pass from sophomore Gregg Adamo (Manalapan, NJ), calmly glided across the Trinity net and slipped a nifty back-hand pass to charging rookie defenseman Shane Lennox (N. Vancouver, BC) who fired home his first collegiate score to knot the score at 1-1.

The tie wouldn't last long as the Bantams snatched the lead just 1:16 into the second session as Trinity forward Dan Maturi tucked home a scramble in front of the Amherst goal.

Amherst and Trinity would go back and fourth in a very exciting final period and it would take a number of solid saves by Trinity's Henry Broslin to preserve the victory for the Bantams. Sophomore defenseman Michael McIntosh (Soldotna, AK) and senior captain Jack Greeley (Scituate, MA) played well in the loss for Amherst .

Smith finished with 37 saves, while Broslin notched 28 stops.

The Jeffs return to action at the Spurrier Tournament hosted by Wesleyan University next weekend.