Josh Fillman '07
Senior goaltender Josh Fillman picked up a crucial save in overtime to preserve the 4-4 tie

Amherst Storms Back to Earn 4-4 Tie with Trinity

November 18, 2006

From a Trinity College Release

HARTFORD, CT – After winning its season opener in come-from-behind fashion, the Amherst College men’s hockey team found itself down late in Saturday’s game, trailing Trinity College 4-2 in the third period. The Lord Jeffs were able to put together two goals to force the game into overtime, but neither team could find the back of the net as the game finished in a draw.

The two teams remained notched up at one goal apiece after the first period, but Trinity scored two goals early in the second stanza to go ahead 3-1. Sophomore forward Brendan Powers (Walpole, MA) brought the Jeffs to within one late in the period, scoring his second goal of the game to bring the score to 3-2 heading into the final period.

Less than one minute into the third period, junior Dan Maturi (North Kingstown, RI) pushed the Bantams’ lead back to two goals, but the Jeffs did not let up. Sophomore defenseman Jeff Landers (Hanover, MA) picked up two key assists, setting up sophomores Kyle Schoppel (Cambridge, Ontario) and Will Collins (Edina, MN) to tie the game at four, forcing an overtime session.

Trinity looked as though it would take home the victory when first-year forward John Carter (Mamaroneck, NY) had a breakaway with just 13 seconds left in overtime, but senior goaltender Josh Fillman (Charlestown, MA) came up with a big save to preserve the 4-4 tie for the Lord Jeffs.

Fillman finished the night with 25 saves, while Trinity first-year goaltender David Murison (Woodstock, VT) recorded 32 saves of his own. The Bantams move to 0-1-1 (0-1-1 NESCAC) on the season, while Amherst remains unbeaten at 1-0-1 (1-0-1 NESCAC). The Lord Jeffs return to action next Saturday for a NESCAC match-up with Connecticut College.