Colorado College Tops Maine in IceBreaker Final
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Sophomore right wing Derek Patrosso scored a goal at 2:49 of overtime to lift Colorado College to a 3-2 win in the final game of the IceBreaker Invitational at the Colorado Springs World Arena.
Colorado College also received goals from Brett Sterling and freshman Chad Rau.
Maine twice rallied from one-goal deficits and forced overtime on a power-play goal by junior Greg Moore at 3:26 of the third period.
Patrosso, who is playing on the same line as Hobey Baker Award winner Marty Sertich and Hobey Baker finalist Brett Sterling, already had produced four goals and an assist in the Tigers' first two games. His game-winner came on a rebound of a Sterling shot on a delayed penalty.
``I just kind of threw it around and the puck went to Sterling,'' Patrosso said. ``He shot it on net and I saw the puck and it was a wide-open net. It was just instinct, I guess.''
Sterling opened the scoring at 10:56 of the first period off assists by Patrosso and Lee Sweatt. Maine (1-1) answered less than 5 minutes later with a power-play goal by Michel Leveille off assists from Matt Duffy and Moore.
The Tigers (2-0) took the lead early in the second period when Rau one-timed a pass from Scott McCulloch past Maine goaltender Ben Bishop. Rau, a seventh-round selection of the Toronto Maple Leafs in the July amateur draft, has scored a goal in each of his first two collegiate games.
Moore's game-tying goal followed a holding penalty on Sweatt. Colorado College outshot the Black Bears 37-33.
``It was a playoff type of game, or an NCAA Regional-type game,'' Tigers' coach Scott Owens said. ``To be playing that on October 8th is unbelievable. It's huge for us to get a win and potential bonus points against a team that's probably going to be in the NCAA's.''