Cats record crucial point

After a slow start in the first period, the Catamounts made a quick rally that led to a 4-1 win over Providence College at Gutterson Fieldhouse. The Catamounts played a strong game overall to come up with a win at a crucial point in the season. This game brings Vermont’s record up to 15-6-4 overall with a 10-5-3 record in Hockey East competition.”I thought it was a great college hockey game,” head coach Kevin Sneddon said. “I liked the intensity.” The team was able to rebound from a tough start, where they gave up a power play goal to Providence senior Pierce Norton early in the first period. It took until the second period for Vermont to get a goal from senior asst. captain Peter Lenes, assisted by sophomore Kyle Medevec and senior captain Dean Strong. The Cats dominated from that point on, scoring three more goals including an empty netter from junior forward Viktor Stalberg with just 40 seconds to go in the game. “I just don’t think we were happy with that first period,” Lenes said. “Once we got rolling we did a good job in the second and the third.”The Catamounts will play anther game at home against Providence tomorrow night as they go for a weekend sweep.