Miele Notches Second Straight Hat Trick in 8-2 Win Over Skidmore|
January 27, 2001
AMHERST, MA - Amherst College junior forward Bob Miele (Woburn, MA) scored a trio of power-play goals for the second time in as many games, while the Jeffs' penalty killing unit added a pair of short-handed scores in an 8-2 win over visiting Skidmore College on Saturday afternoon.
|Bob Miele '02 notched his |
second hat trick in as many
games on six power-play goals
Miele connected twice on power plays in the first period, both on wrist shots from the right wing assisted by senior defenseman Jim Smith (Rochester, MN). Smith then fed Miele on another power play 9:56 into the second period to give the Jeffs a 5-1 lead and all but ice the game for Amherst.
"We've incorporated a lot of player and puck movement into our power play - something we put in at the end of last season," said Amherst Head Coach Jack Arena. "We had to get used to seeing different reads and alignments and in the last few weeks it's really clicked. Miele's just been the guy at the right place at the right time."
Miele also torched Hamilton College for three power play goals in a 9-0 Amherst home win on Friday night.
Amherst's penalty killing unit was similarly dominant in the early going, as Smith connected on a five-on-three Skidmore power play just before the first intermission and Hill added another shorthanded goal at the start of the second period to put the Jeffs up 4-1.
Senior forward Gregg DiNardo (North Reading, MA) then took advantage of a four-on-four situation with his seventh goal of the season to extend the lead to 6-1 heading into the final stanza.
Junior forward Dave Moore (Randolph, MA) and rookie Mike Kreger (Glenview, IL) each connected in the third period to close the scoring for the suddenly super-charged Jeffs, who racked up an impressive 17 goals in a pair of lopsided victories over the weekend.
Meanwhile, senior goaltender Nick Rieser (Northfield, IL) was stellar between the pipes - although not strenuously tested - allowing just one goald with eight saves in the first two periods, before sophomore goalie Justin Jagher (Framingham, MA) took over with another eight stops in the third.
Sophomore defenseman Fred Orsaia (Stamford, CT) scored twice for the visiting thoroughbreds, who fell to 6-11 on the season. Amherst, now 10-3-3, returns to action Friday night at Salem State at 7 p.m.
Full game box score