SCHENECTADY, N.Y. — Junior defenseman Charles Simard scored two goals, including the game-winner at 19:31 of the third period, and classmate Jeff Hutchins assisted on all four goals as Union defeated Colgate, 4-2, before 1,971 at Achilles Rink last night.
The victory gives the league-leading Dutchmen a 3-0 circuit record and a 5-1 record, their best start their 10 years as a member of the Division I league. Colgate, meanwhile, fell to 0-2 in the league and 1-5-2 overall.
With the score tied 2-2, Hutchins won a faceoff in the left circle, feeding the puck back to Simard who blasted home his fourth goal of the season from the point.
After a scoreless first period, Colgate took a 1-0 lead at 10:19 of the second as Cory Murphy found the back of the net while the Red Raiders were skating on the powerplay.
Simard’s first goal of the game, a powerplay tally, tied the contest at 17:16 before Jason Ralph gave Union a 2-1 lead with his second of the season at 18:06.
With Union skating on a five-minute powerplay, Colgate took a 2-1 lead as Mike O’Malley scored his fourth of the season, a shorthanded tally at 6:44.
Jeff Wilson added an empty net goal at 19:49 for the final margin.
Union netminder Brandon Snee and Colgate goalie David Cann each had 27 saves.
Union has next weekend off before hosting Mercyhurst on November 24. Colgate will host Brown and Harvard next weekend.