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December 3, 2006

Last Tuesday we played Salve Regina while we were away in Guatemala on our humanitarian trip, so the report is from the stat sheet and coach Murphy's comments

1st period - We came out strong, scored early at 4:29 O'Connell from Crosby (first action of the season) and Bailey - Salve tied it up halfway thru the period but we countered with two quick PP goals at 11:32 and 12:40 Milo from Wilson and Gimbel from O'Connell and Milo to take a 3-1 lead into the second ------- we started well with a goal from Dalton with assists to two freshman, Fitoussi and Antonelli - apparently this success went to our collective heads rather quickly as SR scored at 3:45 and again at 14:26 to make it 4-3 going into the third -------- we continued to lack momentum and finally SR tied it up at 12:42 - finally Wilson and Gimbel combined at 19:32 to give the Jumbos the narrow victory

On Friday NE College came to town - we got a quick jump with Murphy scoring at 2:55 from O'Connell and Kalec (yes the goalie) - we then went into our "lets take a few penalties" mode and NEC quickly took advantage of it with PP goals at 9:38 and 16:44 - we were outshot 20-3 so at 2-1 it could have been worse ---------- In the second we played better getting a quick goal at 2:26 Clark from Murphy and McCarthy to tie it up, but once again spent most of the next ten minutes shorthanded (8 penalties so far) - NEC scored an even up goal at 15:06 to make it 3-2 them to start the third ------- play was up and down, good hard hockey, and it seemed the refs were finally "letting them play" so to speak - we had some great chances ( outshot them 18-13 over the last two periods) until at 18:30 or so we get a very marginal call against us, after much more flagrant other action they let go, and they potted one at 18:59 to make it the 4-2 final - a tough loss to a pretty good team

St. Anslems visited us on Saturday, a team we have had a difficult time with in the past - this meeting was to be no different - We played a pretty good first period and got a PP goal at 10:17 Wilson from O'Connell and Cappellano to take the lead and that held up going into the second -------- St A's immediately tied it up on a PP at 0:34 - play continued even and we took the lead at 5:00 Milo from Wilson and Gimbel - once again up and down, both goalies (Kalec) played well finally ST A's tied it up again at 14:27 but we countered with a hard earned goal at 19:11 O'Connell form McCarthy and Murphy -------- both teams came at each other in the third but no scoring in the first ten minutes - then things changed - St A's powered their way to a goal at 10:30 to tie it up - we fought back and got a PP at the 13 minute mark and converted with some great passing at 13:42, O'Connell from Milo and Wilson - St A's came right back to tie it up at 15:10 - at that point we got back on the PP only to have them get a shorthanded goal at 16:34 and that is how it ended, a 5-4 hard to take loss marred at 19:45 by some extra curricular activities which resulted in two players from each team getting game dq's - not the way we wanted to finish this game

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