Andrew Stevenson '10
Junior Kyle Schoppel scored a goal for Amherst in their 6-2 loss to Southern Maine.

Amherst Falls to Southern Maine in Third Period Flurry

January 13, 2007

From a Southern Maine Release

PORTLAND, ME – The Amherst College men’s hockey team played evenly with the Huskies of Southern Maine until the third period, eventually falling by a score of 6-2. With the loss, the fourteenth-ranked Lord Jeffs fall to 9-3-1 on the season, and 6-2-1 in NESCAC/ECAC East conference play

The first period of play proved to be quite exciting as Amherst and Southern Maine combined for 27shots, with the Huskies holding a 15-12 edge. Midway through the first, Southern Maine’s Igor Karlov scored an unassisted goal to take an early 1-0 lead. Amherst looked as though they would head to the locker room trailing the Huskies by a goal, but with less than two minutes showing on the clock, points-leader Joel Covelli (Carlisle, ON) found the net on an assist from senior captain Sean Ellis (Springfield, MA).

The second period presented only one goal and a number of penalties, as Amherst was whistled for five penalties, while the Huskies were called for a trio of infractions. Only one of the eight power-plays resulted in a goal, as Southern Maine was able to take a 2-1 lead on a Chris Sparkes goal, while Mark Carragher and Dane Marshall recorded assists.

In the third period, Amherst was given a golden opportunity just three minutes into the frame, when Karlov was sent to the penalty box for tripping. Amherst promptly scored the game-tying power-play goal when junior Kyle Schoppel (Cambridge, ON) found the net for his fifth goal of the year. The tied would be broke just two minutes later when Carragher scored the game-winner kicking off a scoring rush by Southern Maine.

In the final thirteen minutes, the Huskies would tack on two additionally power play goals and a short-handed tally, as Carragher finished the day with a hat trick.

Amherst returns to action after a week off when they play host to nationally ranked Skidmore College next Friday Jan. 19th, 2007 at 7 p.m.