WATERVILLE, Maine -- The Colby College men's hockey team exploded for three goals in the final 10:08 of the third period to pull out a 5-2 victory over 13th-ranked Amherst College on Saturday at Alfond Rink.
Colby moved to 6-0-1 in home conference games after a weekend sweep. The Mules took a 1-0 win over seventh-ranked Hamilton College on Friday.
Burton also had an assist on the fourth goal at 11:24. He pushed a pass off the right boards to JP Schuhlen, who went on a two-on-one with fellow first-year Kienan Scott. Schuhlen pushed a pass over to Scott, who immediately got the puck back to Schuhlen for the score.
The rest of the scoring came in the opening period and started at 3:08 on a Colby transition. Dan Dupont passed the puck to Phil Klitirinos, who caught Thomas Stahlhuth in stride. Stahlhuth skated over the blue line and had his shot slightly deflect off an Amherst defenseman and into the right corner of the goal.
Colby scored its second goal thanks to some fine checking in Amherst's zone. MacDonald took a shot that deflected to Kevin Doherty, whose shot was saved. However, the rebound went right to Rauseo on the right post for the goal.
Tucci finished with 29 saves in pushing his record to 7-3-3. Connor Girard made 27 stops for Amherst.
COLBY 5, AMHERST 2
Scoring by Period - AMH 2-0-0=2; CLB 2-0-3=5
Scoring - 1, CLB Thomas Stahlhuth/3 (Phil Klitirinos/10, Dan Dupont/2) 3:08
2, AMH Joey Lupo/4 14:02
3, CLB EJ Rauseo/5 (Cam MacDonald/9, Kevin Doherty/5) 18:43
4, AMH David White/8 (Noah Gilreath/8, Thomas Lindstrom/8) 19:47 (PP)
Penalties - Griffin Fadden, CLB (Elbowing) 4:54; Jack Fitzgerald, AMH (High-Sticking) 7:36; Kai Frankville, CLB (Tripping) 14:02; Michael Rudolf, CLB (Tripping) 19:16
Scoring - None
Penalties - Jack Fitzgerald, AMH (Hooking) 2:27; Noah Gilreath, AMH (Tripping) 8:49; Tyler Granara, AMH (Hooking) 9:28; Chris Roll, AMH (Delay of Game) 13:36; Mark Leprine, CLB (Cross-Checking) 15:37
Scoring - 5, CLB Michael Rudolf/5 (Jack Burton/12, Phil Klitirinos/11) 9:52 (PP) (GW)
6, CLB J.P. Schuhlen/3 (Kienan Scott/4, Jack Burton/13) 11:24
7, CLB Cam MacDonald/4 (EJ Rauseo/8, Kai Frankville/3) 12:38 (PP)
Penalties - Patrick Daly, AMH (Interference) 4:09; Cam MacDonald, CLB (Roughing) 4:55; Patrick Daly, AMH (Interference) 9:20; David White, AMH (Slashing) 12:23; Colin Reilly, CLB (Elbowing) 12:52
Amherst Goaltending - Connor Girard (60:00, 32 shots, 27 saves, 5 GA)
Colby Goaltending - Andrew Tucci (59:35, 31 shots, 29 saves, 2 GA); Empty Net (0:25, 0 GA)
Win - Andrew Tucci, CLB (7-3-3). Loss - Connor Girard, AMH (6-5-3).
Shots On Goal - AMH 13-7-11=31; CLB 7-12-13=32
Power Plays - AMH 1 of 6; CLB 2 of 8
Penalties - AMH 8 (16 min); CLB 6 (12 min)
New Records - Colby 10-5-4, Amherst 11-5-3
Referees: Steve Benoit, Michael Komich Linesmen: Nick Payeur, Josh Vanderhaar