Elliott Vorel '17 & Keith Buehler '14 Both Post a Goal and an Assist as Men's Ice Hockey Defeats Stonehill, 5-3
Trailing 2-1 early in the third period, the Cardinals rattled off four unanswered goals in a span of 7:50 to seize a 5-2 lead with 7:52 left in the game and came away with their third win without a loss all-time vs. Stonehill behind a 5-3 victory Tues., Nov. 26. Wesleyan will play out-of-conference in its next matchup as well, hosting Wentworth Sat., Nov. 30.
Both Elliott Vorel '17 (#9, left side photo) and Keith Buehler '14 (#13, right side photo) picked up a goal and an assist in the contest. For Vorel, it upped his team-leading scoring to six goals and seven assists for 13 points as he has posted at least one point in each of his five career games. Buehler has played in four games so far this year and has at least a point in each outing with two goals and five assists for seven points. Tommy Hartnett '14, who tied the game at 4:18 of the third period with his fifth goal of the season, also has seven points. Buehler needs just seven points to reach the coveted 100-point plateau for his career. The last Cardinal to surpass 100 career points was Jon Blachard '03, who collected 103.
At Stonehill, Vorel's power-play marker at 7:38 of the final stanza, assisted by James Kline 17, his second of the game, and James Albrecht '15, gave Wesleyan the lead for good. When Jaren Taenaka netted his first of the year, scoring short-handed at 11:33, Wesleyan held a 4-2 edge. Buehler finished off the Cardinals' scoring at 12:08, converting a Vorel pass into the team's fifth goal of the night.
In the net, Nolan Daley '16 turned aside 23 Stonehill shots for the win. Wesleyan held a 35-26 margin in shots on goal.