Miele's Hat Trick Leads M-Hockey to 9-0 Pasting of Hamilton|
January 26, 2001
AMHERST, Mass. - Junior Amherst College forward Bob Miele (Woburn, MA) scored all three of his goals on power plays as the Amherst men's ice-hockey team blanked the visiting Hamilton College Continentals 9-0. The Jeffs scored on four of their five power-play opportunities, while the penalty-killing unit stopped the visitors on all six of their chances.
|Junior Bob Miele's hat trick|
was more than enough offense
for the Jeffs, as they
cruised to the 9-0 win
Senior Co-captain Chris Orszulak (Longmeadow, MA) scored off a feed from Miele 1:06 into the first period to break the ice, and the hosts never looked back. The Jeffs added a second goal as time expired in the period when forward Darren Reaume (West Seneca, NY) found Miele in front of the net just before the buzzer sounded.
Amherst charged out in the second period, getting two more goals in the first five minutes from senior Ben Kennedy (Brockton, MA) and sophomore Erik DiNardo (North Reading, MA), and the Jeffs cruised from there. Rookie defenseman Josh Hoffman (Ambler, PA) added a goal from the right wing with 8.9 seconds left to cap the scoring, as the Jeffs matched their highest offensive output of the season.
For the game, the Jeffs out-shot the Continentals 43-25. Senior goaltender Nick Rieser (Northfield, IL) easily turned away 21 Hamilton shots before junior netminder Jaffrie Perrotti (Winthrop, MA) finished the job, stopping four shots in the final 14:07 to finish the blanking. Hamilton senior Mike Kaufman (Thousand Oaks, CA) blocked 20 shots, but the four quick Jeff goals resulted in a quick hook with 14:49 remaining in the second period. Freshman goalie Matt Jones (Burke, NY) did not fare any better, stopping only 14 of the 19 Amherst shots that came his way.
With the win, Amherst jumps ahead of Hamilton into fifth-place in the NESCAC, with a 9-3-3 record overall, and a 5-2-3 mark in the league. The Jeffs are only two points out of second place in the conference, but will not face another NESCAC foe until February 9 when the fourth-place Bowdoin Polar Bears travel to Orr Rink. Hamilton drops to 6-9-1 with the loss, and faces the second-place Trinity College Bantams on Saturday, while Amherst awaits Saturday's matinee with Skidmore College.
Full game box score