Point Shines in Colgate Tie at No. 17 St. Lawrence

CANTON, N.Y. – Colton Point (North Bay, Ontario) stood on his head Saturday night at Appleton Arena as the Colgate men's ice hockey team's freshman goaltender made 39 saves in a 1-1 overtime tie at nationally ranked No. 17 St. Lawrence.
 
Point stopped all 26 shots through the first two periods, maintain Colgate's lead through the first two periods. He then made 13 of 14 saves in the final period to finish with his game-high 39 saves.
 
It is the third most saves Point has made in a game this season and he allowed just one goal for a second consecutive start.
 
On top of Point's 39 saves, the Raiders also blocked 24 shots from the Saints Saturday night in a sound defensive effort. Brett Corkey (Calgary, Alberta) led all skaters with seven blocked shots in the game while captain Jake Kulevich (Marblehead, Massachusetts) chipped in three for the second most in the game.
 
Both teams were scoreless through nearly the first 30 minutes of the game before Tim Harrison's (Duxbury, Massachusetts) team-leading 10th goal of the season broke the scoring drought to give the Raiders a 1-0 lead. Just after going to four-on-four, Corkey tracked down a loose puck in the neutral zone and chipped a backhanded pass off the wall towards the offensive zone. Harrison skated with speed onto the puck and blowing past Saints' defenders. He jammed the puck home past goaltender Kyle Hayton before colliding with him and leading to a lengthy review.
 
The Saints couldn't manage to tie the game until there was just 6:20 left in the third period on Ryan Lough's fourth goal of the season. Newcomer Alex Gilmour played the puck up for Lough, who blasted a shot past Point's glove side to tie the game.
 
After Point and the Raiders thwarted a late third period flurry from St. Lawrence, neither team could muster much offense in overtime to lead to the tie.
 
BOTTOM LINE
Colgate 1, St. Lawrence 1 (OT)
 
WON-LOST RECORDS
The Raiders pick up a crucial point in ECAC Hockey play and improve to 8-18-6 (6-11-3 ECAC Hockey) while the Saints extend their winless streak to four games in the tie and are now 15-10-7 (11-5-4 ECAC Hockey).
 
KEY RAIDER INFO
-Point stole the show for the Raiders, making 39 saves on 40 shots from the Saints
-Point has allowed two goals or fewer in four straight games to lower his GAA to 2.29 with a .922 save percentage.
-Point's 39 saves are the third most he has tallied in a game this season behind 41 against UConn and 45 at Quinnipiac
-Harrison scored the only goal for Colgate, his team-leading 10th of the season
-Harrison has two goals in his last three games
-Corkey picked up the lone assist on Harrison's goal, a career-high 11th assist of the season for his 16th point.
-Corkey also blocked a game-high seven shots to give him 78 this season, the most in ECAC Hockey and third most in the country
 
FACTS AND FIGURES
-St. Lawrence outshot Colgate, 40-34, including 16-9 in the second period. Both teams had 10 and 14 shots in the first and third periods, respectively
-Neither team saw success on the power play as the Raiders went 0 for 2 and the Saints went 0 for 5
-The Raiders were fantastic defensively, blocking 24 shots compared to the Saints' six
-St. Lawrence had the upper hand in faceoffs, 43-28
 
UP NEXT
The Raiders close out the regular season next weekend as they host the nationally ranked Union Dutchmen Friday night at 7 p.m. before hosting the Rensselaer Engineers on Saturday for Senior Night at 7 p.m.