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College Hockey:
Middlebury Collects Ninth Shutout of Year, Ninth Straight Win

— Middlebury extended its longest winning streak of the season to nine on Friday night as it topped Massachusetts College 4-0. The Panthers shut out their ninth opponent of the year.

The Panthers got a break on their first goal of the night when a rebound in the crease after a shot by Matt Snyder went off a Mohawk defender and into the net at 11:02 of the first period.

The Panthers increased their lead to 2-0 at 9:58 of the second period when a Matt Skogland slap shot from the point was tipped in front by Scott Goldman between the legs of Mass College goaltender Ryan Kiernan for a power-play goal.

At 10:02 of the third, Mike Kennedy scored the first goal of his Middlebury career when he tipped home a slap shot by Aaron Copeland from just outside the crease to make it 3-0.

The Panthers’ final goal came off a save and pass by goalie Christian Carlsson that resulted in a breakaway for Erick Dalton, who fed the puck ahead to Kevin Cooper. Cooper wristed a shot to the top right corner at 16:02 to close out the 4-0 final.

Carlsson made 10 stops in his fifth shutout of the season, while Kiernan made 38 saves in net for the Mohawks.

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