WATERVILLE, Maine -- The Colby College men's hockey team stayed unbeaten in home conference games after scoring in the opening period and making the goal stand up in a 1-0 victory over seventh-ranked Hamilton College on Friday night at Alfond Rink.
Sean Lawrence earned his first Colby shutout and stopped 13 of his 28 shots in the third period. The Continentals had a two-man advantage for the final 1:14 of the contest after Colby took a penalty and Hamilton pulled its goalie. Evan Buitenhuis, one of the top goaltenders in the country, made 19 saves.
The Mules scored the lone goal after Hamilton dumped the puck in Colby's zone. Michael Rudolf won the puck in the corner and pushed a pass up to Devin Albert, who immediately found Phil Klitirinos (pictured) between the center line and the Hamilton blue line. Klitirinos went in alone on Buitenhuis and scored just 59 seconds into the game.
Scoring by Period - HAM 0-0-0=0; CLB 1-0-0=1
Scoring - 1, CLB Phil Klitirinos/7 (Devin Albert/10, Michael Rudolf/4) 0:59 (GW)
Penalties - EJ Rauseo, CLB (Holding) 1:51; Xavier Morin, HAM (Hooking) 13:43; Mario Benicky, CLB (Hooking) 16:50; Scott Fenwick, CLB (Cross-Checking) 19:32
Scoring - None
Penalties - Jason Brochu, HAM (Interference) 3:40; Xavier Morin, HAM (Boarding) 12:04
Scoring - None
Penalties - Jack Burton, CLB (Hooking) 4:13; Neil Conway, HAM (Hooking) 4:17; Bennett Morrison, HAM (Cross-Checking) 5:01; Michael Rudolf, CLB (Interference) 18:46
Hamilton Goaltending - Evan Buitenhuis (58:46, 20 shots, 19 saves, 1 GA); Empty Net (1:14, 0 GA)
Colby Goaltending - Sean Lawrence (60:00, 28 shots, 28 saves, 0 GA)
Win - Sean Lawrence, CLB (3-2-1). Loss - Evan Buitenhuis, HAM (9-3-4).
Shots On Goal - HAM 8-7-13=28; CLB 8-7-5=20
Power Plays - HAM 0 of 5; CLB 0 of 5
Penalties - HAM 5 (10 min); CLB 5 (10 min)
New Records - Colby 9-5-4, Hamilton 12-3-4
Referees: Scott Anctil, Brian Little Linesmen: Sean Drew, Denny Bourgoin