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No. 5 Trinity Downs Potsdam At Tourney

MANCHESTER, N.H.-Fifth-ranked Trinity College (6-0) scored twice in the first period and added a power-play goal in the third to defeat the SUNY Potsdam men's hockey team (1-7-1) 3-1 on Saturday afternoon in the first round of the Saint Anselm Thanksgiving Tournament. It was the teams' first ever meeting. Sophomore forward Ben Thompson (Canterbury, Conn./New Hampshire Avalanche) scored for the Bears and sophomore goalie Michael Paglucca (North Reading, Mass./New Hampshire Avalanche) was sharp and finished with 33 saves.

Potsdam battled the Bantams evenly throughout the first period, with the exception of a 2:01 span. At 7:51, Barclay Gammill knocked home a centering pass in the slot for a 1-0 lead. At 9:46, the Bears were whistled for a charging penalty and six seconds later, Gammill scored again as the puck was redirected in front of Paglucca. Potsdam trailed 2-0 after 20 minutes despite creating several quality scoring chances and outshooting Trinity 10-8.

The Bantams took advantage of three power-play opportunities in the second period to create and maintain pressure on the Bears defense. They outshot Potsdam 16-7, but Paglucca and his teammates prevented Trinity from extending its lead. The Bears weren't able to capitalize on their first man advantage of the contest. The score was unchanged after two periods.

Potsdam opened the third by killing the four remaining minutes of a major. Paglucca made five more saves during the penalty kill. Trinity was called for a cross check at 9:54 and the Bears made the most of their second and final power play. At 10:51, Thompson got Potsdam on the board with assists from senior assistant captain Bryce Ferrell (Buffalo, N.Y./Buffalo Jr. Sabres) and sophomore forward Thomas Terranova (Middletown, N.J./Syracuse Stars). The Bantams countered with their second power-play goal at 14:37 as James Callahan found the back of the net to close the scoring at 3-1.

Jonah Capriotti made 20 saves to earn the win for Trinity. The Bantams were 2-for-7 on the man advantage and the Bears were 1-for-2.

Four of Potsdam's first nine games have come against teams ranked in the nation's Top 5.

Potsdam is back in action in the second round of the tournament tomorrow afternoon for its first ever meeting with Wesleyan University. Game time is 1 p.m.

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