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MIT Men’s Club Ice Hockey loses 4-2 to University of Connecticut

MIT players score in second and third periods

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MIT Men's Club Ice Hockey players Arny Leroy G (left) and Jamison Rich ’20 fight to free the puck in Saturday's game against the University of Connecticut.
Ben Kettle–The Tech

The MIT Men’s Club Ice Hockey team played the University of Connecticut on Saturday, Feb. 8 at the Johnson Ice Arena. Unfortunately, MIT lost the game 4-2 after an excellent fight.

The game started off quite slow, as neither team scored until the seventh minute of the first period, when Colombo Disalvatore IV scored for UConn thanks to an assist by David Zalozhin. 

The match got a bit more exciting in the second period, with a total of three points scored.  The first goal of the second period was scored by Jonathon Intravaia of UConn during a power play to increase their lead to 2-0. Within minutes, MIT came back with a goal of their own, taking advantage of a power play Nolan Hedglin G scored off an assist from Aaron Goodman G and Carson Smith ’21. To end this period, UConn scored in the last minute, tallying their third goal. 

The third period was the most exciting period of the game as MIT attacked, trying to end their two-goal deficit, while UConn showed their defensive prowess as they kept their defensive line strong. MIT’s attacks paid off as David Woodruff G scored an unassisted goal during a power play 15 minutes into the period. Seconds later, UConn scored another goal, ending the match at a score of 4-2. 

The MIT team’s next game is against their Cambridge rivals, Harvard, and is highly anticipated. The match will be played at 8:45 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 17 at the Bright-Landry Hockey Center at Harvard.