Brey Stops 40, Records Assist in Saints Loss to No. 19 Colgate

Brey Stops 40, Records Assist in Saints Loss to No. 19 Colgate

Junior goaltender Arthur Brey made a season-high 40 saves for the second consecutive game and recorded his first career point on Saturday night, but the St. Lawrence men's hockey team fell to No. 19 Colgate 3-1 at the Class of 1965 Arena in Hamilton, N.Y.

All four of the games goals came in the second period, as Colgate jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the opening five minutes, before Jacob Pritchard put the Saints on the board with his second power play goal of the weekend. Colgate regained a two-goal lead with its third in the final minute of the middle frame to conclude the scoring.

The Raiders outshot the Saints 43-27 Saturday night, though St. Lawrence was buzzing in the final 10 minutes of the game. Jake Stevens and Nolan Gluchowski both rang the crossbar on shots from the point and St. Lawrence sustained pressure in the Colgate zone for 1:40 after pulling Brey for the extra attacker with just under three minutes to play.

The Saints finished 1-2 on the power play and did not allow a power play goal for the second straight game, as Colgate finished 0-2.

After a scoreless first period, Colgate's Jared Cockrell opened the scoring with his first of two consecutive goals for the Raiders at the 1:30 mark. He extended the lead to 2-0 just over three and a half minutes later at 4:48 with his sixth of the season on a rebound in front to beat the Brey on the blocker side.

Pritchard cut the deficit in half with his second power play goal of the weekend and sixth of the season at 12:09 to make it 2-1 in favor of the Raiders.

After a long clear by Colgate's penalty kill unit was pushed aside by Brey and onto the stick of Ben Finkelstein, Finkelstein sent a long outlet pass to Pritchard at the Colgate blue line. He carried down the left wing side and beat the Raiders' Colton Point with his signature wrister high over the right shoulder.

The assist on Pritchard's goal was the first career point for Brey and the first point for a St. Lawrence goaltender since Matt Weninger during the 2013-14 season.

As time was winding down in the second, Adam Dauda scored with teams skating four aside and gave Colgate back its two-goal lead at 19:15 on another rebound in front for the eventual 3-1 margin.

With 2:53 to play in the third period, the Saints pulled Brey after a timeout and kept possession in the Colgate zone for the next 1:40, but couldn't get one behind the large frame of Point. Point made two saves for Colgate and the Raiders blocked three shots while the Saints had the extra attacker.

Point finished with 26 saves in the win to help Colgate improve to 7-3-4 overall and 4-1-1 in ECAC Hockey games. With the loss, the Saints fall to 1-12-1 and 0-5-1 against league opponents.

St. Lawrence has the next two weekends off and will hopefully see the return of a few of their top forwards before they take the ice next on December 8 at Cheel Arena for the first game of a home-and-home series with Clarkson.