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Colgate Overcomes Big Night By Saints' Salem

Luc Salem scored a goal and added two assists for his first career three-point game to lead the St. Lawrence University men's hockey team, but Griffin Lunn scored 2:15 into overtime to lead Colgate to a 4-3 win over the Saints in an ECAC Hockey contest at Appleton Arena on Thursday night.

Lunn took a drop pass from Josh McKechney and skated in towards the net, snapping a wrist shot glove side that St. Lawrence goaltender Emil Zetterquist didn't stop cleanly. The puck just made it through Zetterquist and trickled over the line to give Colgate the win and two points in the ECAC Hockey standings. The Saints picked up one point with the overtime loss.

Trevor Cosgrove scored two goals for Colgate, which improved to 3-5-3 overall and 2-4-2 in ECAC Hockey. The Saints tell to 3-3-2 overall and in conference play.

The game was a story of three very different periods. Five goals were scored in a back-and-forth first period, with Colgate taking 2-0 and 3-1 leads before St. Lawrence battled back to cut the lead to one. St. Lawrence dominated the second period, tying the score and outshooting the Raiders 7-2, but Colgate was even more dominant in the third and overtime periods, outshooting the Saints 18-2 after the second intermission.

Levi Glasman got Colgate on the board just 54 seconds into the game, scoring on a rebound after a shot from the point by Pierson Brandon hit the post.

The Raiders doubled their lead less than three minutes later, as Cosgrove scored his first of the game on a hard wrist shot from the left faceoff dot into the top left corner.

Salem got St. Lawrence on the scoreboard with his second goal of the season with the Saints skating 4-on-4 at the 12:14 mark, taking a pass from Cameron Buhl and snapping a high shot from the top of the left circle past Colgate goaltender Carter Gylander's glove. Dylan Woolf also picked up an assist on the play.

But Cosgrove once again increased the Colgate lead to two goals sending the puck through a crowd in front of the St. Lawrence net as several players collided with Saints goaltender Emil Zetterquist. The ruling on the ice had been no goal, but that call was overturned after an official review, prompted by a challenge by Colgate head coach Don Vaughan '84.

Ashton Fry cut the lead to one with less than a minute to play in the period, scoring on a rebound after Gylander stopped a shot from the point by Salem. Buhl picked up his second assist of the game on the play, winning an offensive zone faceoff back to Salem.

Greg Lapointe tied the game with his third goal of the season six and a half minutes into the second period, taking a long lead pass from Kaden Pickering at the Colgate blue line and getting behind the Colgate defense before beating Gylander with a high shot to the blocker side. Salem picked up the secondary assist, deflecting a Colgate pass in his own defensive end.

Zetterquist made 27 saves in the loss, including 13 in the third period to send the game to overtime. Gylander stopped 18 shots for Colgate.

It was a relatively clean game, with both teams earning just two penalties. Neither team was successful on their lone power play opportunity.

The Saints and Raiders will close out the season series with a pair of games at Class of 1965 Arena in Hamilton this weekend. Opening faceoff is set for 6 p.m. on Saturday and 4 p.m. on Sunday.

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