Saturday, March 8, 2008

No. 5 CC 3, No. 7 Denver 0 (14:17 of the 2nd)

Well, a scuffle just broke out in CC's defensive zone after Denver's J.P. Testwuide rushed a puck barely covered by goaltender Drew O'Connell, so I'll take a little time to brief you.

DU's Tom May and CC's Scott McCulloch were each given roughing and 10-minute misconduct penalties.

CC's Brian Connelly, who pointed to the scoreboard when Denver players began hassling him, was sent to the box for instigating-roughing as was Pioneers left wing Stephen Cunningham.

Earlier in the period, CC took a 3-0 lead when referee Derek Shepherd upheld a goal by left wing Bill Sweatt. Goaltender Peter Mannino, who was pulled with 37:23 left in regulation, argued the call, pleading his case to Shepherd and the Denver coaches. The replay showed that CC right wing Mike Testwuide bumped Mannino before the goal, but it was not ruled interference.

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