Zuccaro scores tying goal in third period for Panthers
PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Plymouth State University out-shot Castleton University 20-8 in the third period but couldn't convert a game-winner and the two teams skated to a 3-3 tie Saturday evening in a non-conference men's ice hockey game at Hanaway Rink.
Junior Trevor Hanna (Whitehorse, Yukon) gave the Spartans a 3-2 lead with a power play goal at 4:50 of the third period, and junior Chris Zuccaro (Hudson, N.H.) answered for Plymouth State a little over two minutes to play to even the score.
The Panthers complete the semester with a 6-4-1 overall record, while Castleton goes into the break with a 3-6-2 mark.
at Hanaway Rink, Plymouth, N.H. – Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016
Plymouth State 3, Castleton 3 (OT)
Records: PSU 6-4-1; CU 3-6-2
* PSU scored the only goal in the first period, junior Dan Dupell (Collegeville, Pa.) scoring his first of the season with a shot through the pads from the right circle.
* The visitors came back with a pair of second-period goals, as senior Bart Moran (Calgary, Alb.) lifted a back-hander into the top left corner of the net on a power play, and junior Curt Johnson (Wallingford, Conn.) followed two minutes later with another backhander from the slot.
* Sophomore Ryan Stevens (Colleyville, Texas) tied the score with his team-leading 10th goal of the season on a Panther power play early in the third period.
* After PSU's first goal, the ice was flooded with stuffed animals in the Teddy Bear Toss, with fans throwing Teddy Bears onto the ice following PSU's first goal. The Bears will be donated to the Children's Hospital at Dartmouth (CHaD).
* PSU sophomore Evan Morelli (Reading, Mass.) made 21 saves for the win in the Panther net, while Wyatt Pickrell (Newmarket, Ont.) finished with 36 saves in the Spartan net.
* After a break for final exams and the holidays, Plymouth State returns to action against Tufts University in the Endicott Holiday Invitational on Saturday, Jan. 7.
* Castleton is slated to play Neumann College on Friday, Dec. 30, in the first round of the Plattsburgh Tournament.
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