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Endicott Skates to 2-2 Overtime Draw With Tufts

Daniel Kucerovy looks up the ice.

MEDFORD, Mass. — The No. 2/2 nationally-ranked Endicott men's ice hockey team tied Tufts, 2-2, in overtime on Tuesday evening. 

The Jumbos jumped out to a 1-0 lead at the 15:03 mark of the first period on a tally from Brian Brown (Pembroke Pines, Fla.).

Brown netted his second goal of the game just 42 seconds into the second frame to extend the lead to 2-0. Endicott's Ross Olsson (Billerica, Mass.) cut the deficit in half with his ninth goal of the season under two minutes later. 

The Gulls closed the gap and made it a tie game with a tally from Daniel Kucerovy (Bethel Park, Pa.) at the 18:28 mark of the third period. Neither team could find the go-ahead goal so the contest went into overtime.

Despite several chances on both sides, the final score remained 2-2 at the end of the overtime period. 

Justin Ketola (Esko, Minn.) shifted to 6-0-2 on the season with the tie and recorded 27 saves.


  • Endicott is 1-1-1 all-time against Tufts. 
  • Recording assists during the contest were Kucerovy, Jason Kalinowski (Stamford, Conn.), Logan Day (Seminole, Fla.), and Josh Bowes (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada).
  • Endicott won the faceoff matchup, 49-39. 


  • Nik Nugnes (West Barnstable, Mass.) recorded 25 saves and is 0-5-1 on the season. 
  • Earning assists on the night were Tyler Scroggins (Allen, Texas), Cory Gottfried (Port Washington, N.Y.), Machlan Sawden (Old Lyme, Conn.), and Charley Borek (Durham, N.H.)
  • The Jumbos held the slight 29-27 shot advantage.


No. 2/2 Endicott (14-1-2) travels to Nichols for a conference matchup on Friday, Jan. 19 at 6:40 p.m. Tufts (1-9-2) hosts Amherst at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 13.

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(Photo Credit - David Le '10)