WATERVILLE, Maine -- The Colby College men's hockey team moved to 5-0 in home conference games and goaltender Sean Lawrence had a big Alfond Rink debut with 39 saves in a 3-1 victory over Trinity College on Friday.
Lawrence, a transfer from Quinnipiac University, was playing in his second game with the Mules and his first at Alfond Rink. He had 15 saves in the first period to help Colby take a 1-0 lead.
The Mules went up 1-0 at 10:42 of the opening period on Jack Burton's third of the season on the power play. Geoff Sullivan passed the puck to Devin Albert, who had his shot saved by goalie Alex Morin. However, the rebound went right to Burton on the right side of the goal.
The Mules made it 3-0 on Kevin Doherty's shorthanded goal at 7:48 of the third period. Morin tried to clear the puck off the boards, but the puck went directly to Colby's EJ Rauseo. With two defenders coming toward him, Rauseo found Doherty all alone in front for the score.
Morin finished with 16 saves and eight stops in the second period.
Scoring by Period - TRN 0-0-1=1; CLB 1-1-1=3
Scoring - 1, CLB Jack Burton/3 (Devin Albert/3, Geoff Sullivan/6) 10:42 (PP)
Penalties - Kienan Scott, CLB (Tripping) 1:02; Jack Burton, CLB (Slashing) 5:08; Michael Decker, CLB (Tripping) 6:12; Anthony Sabitsky, TRN (Boarding) 10:12
Scoring - 2, CLB Nick O'Connor/6 (J.P. Schuhlen/3, Sean Lawrence/1) 4:47 (SH) (GW)
Penalties - Mark Knowlton, TRN (Hooking) 1:28; Kienan Scott, CLB (Embellishment) 1:28; Zack Hale, CLB (Elbowing) 3:58; Kai Frankville, CLB (Cross-Checking) 5:11; Mark Knowlton, TRN (Elbowing) 10:14; Barclay Gammill, TRN (Cross-Checking) 15:39; Geoff Sullivan, CLB (High-Sticking) 18:39
Scoring - 3, CLB Kevin Doherty/1 (EJ Rauseo/4) 7:48 (SH)
4, TRN Anthony Sabitsky/10 (Samuel Johnson/2) 10:41 (SH)
Penalties - Cam MacDonald, CLB (Tripping) 7:07; Michael Decker, CLB (Elbowing) 7:53; Charlie Zuccarini, TRN (Boarding) 9:48; Charlie Zuccarini, TRN (Hitting from Behind) 17:30; Devin Albert, CLB (Elbowing) 20:00
Trinity Goaltending - Alex Morin (59:36, 23 shots, 20 saves, 3 GA); Empty Net (0:24, 0 GA)
Colby Goaltending - Sean Lawrence (60:00, 40 shots, 39 saves, 1 GA)
Win - Sean Lawrence, CLB (1-1-0). Loss - Alex Morin, TRN (6-4-1).
Shots On Goal - TRN 15-10-15=40; CLB 5-9-9=23
Power Plays - TRN 0 of 8; CLB 1 of 5
Penalties - TRN 6 (12 min); CLB 10 (20 min)