SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt- The Saint Michael's College men's ice hockey team fell behind early and never recovered in suffering a 6-1 loss to Castleton State College in ECAC East action on Friday at Cairns Arena.
For Castleton (10-10-2, 8-6-2 ECAC East), sophomore Evan Romeo (Kanata, Ontario) tallied a pair of first-period goals, while classmate Steve Culbertson (Bowling Green, Ohio) added a goal and two assists. Junior Mike Anderson (Oshkosh, Wis.) and freshmen Omar Pacha (Boucherville, Que.) and Stuart Stefan (Delhi, Ontario) also scored, while sophomores Jeff Alexander (Gilbert, Ariz.) tallied three assists Junior Jeff Swanson (Grand Haven, Mich.) recorded 22 saves to improve to 7-5-1 on the season. Castleton improves to 6-0-1 in its last seven games, outscoring its competition 30-13 in that span.
For Saint Michael's (9-11-1, 4-11-1 ECAC East), junior Chris Healey (Salem, N.H.) netted an even-strength goal off of assists from seniors Matt Hall (Scituate, Mass.) and Erik Caron (Kanata, Ontario). Junior Tyler Bilton (Penticton, B.C./Finlandia Univ.) stopped 33 shots in net for the Purple Knights, who fall to 7-2-1 at home this season. Saint Michael's has lost its last three contests, just the second time this season that the Purple Knights have dropped more than two games in a row.
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