February 9, 2006

Dominant Penalty Kill Crucial to M. Hockey

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With a 1:32 5-on-3 man-advantage last Friday night at Lynah Rink, the visiting Colgate men’s hockey team – which had statistically the ninth-best power play in the league coming into its game against Cornell – licked its chops at the possibility of scoring the evening’s first goal.

There was just one problem, however. It could not score, nor could it even find a clear scoring chance on the Red penalty kill, as the Raiders spoiled their golden opportunity. Cornell went on to dominate the game, winning that evening, 4-1, and eventually taking the ECACHL lead away from Colgate with a weekend sweep of its traveling partners.

“That definitely totally changed the momentum of the game,” said freshman defenseman Jared Seminoff, who is a player on the penalty killing unit. “They had a lot of momentum for a while and they had that [opportunity], and we only let them get two shots on the 5-on-3