Hawks Fall to Panthers 6-4

Middlebury, Vt. (January 23)-The Saint Anselm College men's ice hockey team fell to the Panthers of Middlebury College 6-4 Friday night at Chip Kenyon Arena. The loss drops the Hawks to 4-7-1 overall and 3-5-1 in ECAC East play, while the win makes the Panthers 11-2-1.

The Hawks took the lead in the first period on goals from Zachery Feiden (Delray, Florida) and John Penny (Andover, Mass.) with five minutes into the period and with five minutes left in the period to give Saint Anselm a 2-0 advantage headed into the second stanza.

The Panthers then rattled off three unanswered, two of which were on the power-play, by Charlie Townsend (Pennington, N.J.), John Sullivan (Delmar, N.Y.) and Martin Drolet (Lachine, Quebec) to put the Hawks down 3-2. Saint Anselm sophomore forward Coleman Noonan (Norfolk, Mass.) answered with a power-play goal of his own to even the game at three heading into the last period.

Middlebury again rattled off three unanswered goals, this time with two from Charlie Strauss (Eagle River, Wisconsin) and the eventual game-winner from Trevor Dodds (Hanover, N.H.) to make it 6-3 Panthers. Feiden added another goal for the Hawks with 33 seconds left in the game, but it would not be enough as the Panthers won 6-4.

Three Hawks had a multiple point game led by sophomore defenseman John Hennessey's (Westwood, Mass.) three-assist night. Sophomore Nick Wheeler (Nashua, N.H.) added two assists, while Feiden led the team with a two-goal night.

In net for the Panthers, Doug Raeder (Needham, Mass.) played the first two periods allowing three Hawk goals, while John Yanchek (Hillsborough, N.J.) made 11 saves in the third period while only giving up one goal to pick up his seventh victory of the season. Saint Anselm senior netminder Pat Gallagher (Framingham, Mass.) made 35 saves to fall to 2-3-0 on the season.

The Hawks hit the ice again tomorrow, January 24th, as they will travel to Williams College for a 3 p.m. puck drop.