WATERVILLE, ME - The Thomas ice hockey team survived a comeback attempt by Lyndon State College and clinched a 6-5 victory on Sunday night at Sukee Arena.
The Terriers (2-1-1) led by three goals at one point when Kyle Mangin scored at 18:38 in the first period to put Thomas up 3-0. The Hornets (2-3) would then score three unanswered to start the second period to tie the score up at three.
Thomas also got points from Morin, who also tallied one goal and one assist. Thomas also had goals scored by Michael Hersom and Kyle Hoxie, who scored one goal each. More assists for the Terriers came via Jason Dicey, who had two and Daniel Collins and Connor Walsh, who contributed one each.
Lyndon was led by Shane Oneill, who finished with two goals. Oneill scored the first of his two goals at 8:47 into the second period to make the score 3-2 Thomas. Matt Drew assisted on the tally. Oneill's next tally made the score 3-3 with 9:01 left in the second period. Lyndon additionally got points from Drew, who also registered one goal and one assist. Others who scored for the Hornets included Demetrios Papathanasiou and Ian Pelkey, who each put in one. In addition, Lyndon received assists from Justin Mosher, who had one.
Michael Small stopped 28 shots out of the 33 that he faced in goal for the Terriers. Deryck Colburn recorded 28 saves for Lyndon.
Thomas held a slim 34-33 advantage in shots, and neither team was able to generate much off their power plays, as Thomas went 0 for 6 and Lyndon went 1 for 8.
Dicey and Hersom now lead the team with 11 points each, with Dicey leading in goals with seven and Hersom in assists with seven.
The Thomas ice hockey team will take to the road next when the head to Orono to take on the University of Maine club team on Thursday night at 8:45pm.