MIDDLEBURY, Vt. — Middlebury extended its longest winning streak of the season to nine Friday night, topping Mass. College 4-0.
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 slapshot from the point was tipped in front by Scott Goldman between the legs of Mass. College goaltender Ryan Kiernan for a power-play goal, and at 10:02 of the third Mike Kennedy scored the first goal of his Middlebury career when he tipped home a slapshot 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.