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#9 UMass 5, #4 Colorado College 4: Postgame Notes

Dec. 30, 2007

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No. 9 UMass vs. No. 4 Colorado College
Championship Game * Lightning College Hockey Classic
St. Pete Times Forum * Tampa, Fla.
Postgame Notes

• UMass won the Lightning College Hockey Classic - the first ever tournament win for the Minutemen.

• UMass and Colorado College met for the sixth time in the series history. The win tonight improved UMass to 2-4-0 all-time in the series with the Minutemen winning the last two contests.

• UMass is now 6-0-4 when scoring at least one power play goal in a game.

• UMass is now 5-1-1 against ranked teams this season.

• UMass gave up two first period goals for just the third time this season. The Minutemen trailed 2-0 at #9 Boston College on Nov. 17 before scoring three goals in the second period to win 3-2. UMass and Union each scored two first period goals in an eventual 5-2 UMass win on Nov. 25.

• UMass is 9-1-0 when scoring the first goal of the second period and 7-1-1 when scoring the first goal of the third period.

• UMass played an overtime game for the seventh time this season. UMass is now 1-1-5 this season in overtime. The record for overtime games in one season is eight games set in 1995-96, 1999-00, and 2003-04. UMass played seven OT games in 2006-07.

• Sunday was the fourth time this season UMass registered three goals in a period: Nov. 3 vs. Merrimack, Nov. 9 at Boston University, Nov. 17 at Boston College, Dec. 30 vs. Colorado College.

Matt Burto scored the game-winning goal in overtime marking his fourth goal of the season and the 16th of his career. It was his second game-winning goal of the season and his first goal since Nov. 3 against Merrimack.

Alex Berry scored UMass first goal in the game for his third of the season and the 11th of his career. It was his first goal since Nov. 3 against Merrimack where he had a goal and an assist.

Mike Lecomte tied the game at 2-2 in the second period with his fifth goal of the season. He also registered an assist on Burto's game-winner.

P.J. Fenton gave UMass a 3-2 lead in the second period with his third goal of the season and the 31st of his career. With 79 career points, Fenton ranks 21st all-time in UMass program history. His 31 career goals ranks 22nd all-time alongside William Ryan (1958-61).

Cory Quirk scored a goal for the third consecutive game giving UMass a 4-3 lead in the third period. He has 27 career goals which ties him for 30th all-time at UMass with Marvin Degon (2002-06). He also has 56 career points which gives him sole possession of 35th place all-time at UMass.

James Marcou had three assists in the game giving him a team high 14 for the season.

• Captain Mike Kostka also had two assists in the game marking the third time this season he has had multiple assists in a game.

Chris Davis had two assists improving UMass to 7-0-2 in games where he registers at least one point. He has 11 assists for the season and 31 for his career. He has five assists in the last three games.




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