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Freshman Colton Phinney made 45 saves in his second appearance versus Union.
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Phinney Stops Career-High 45 Shots in Loss to No. 4 Union

By: Princeton Athletic Communications
          Release: 01/11/2014
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PRINCETON, N.J. (1/11/14) - Freshman goaltender Colton Phinney made a career-high 45 saves and allowed two goals Princeton fell 3-0 to No. 4 Union on Saturday, Jan. 11 before a standing-room only crowd at Hobey Baker Rink.

Phinney's save total is the most by a Princeton netminder since Mike Condon made 57 saves on Feb. 17, 2012, coincidently in a 3-0 loss to Union.

The teams played an even battle in a scoreless first period that saw Princeton (4-15, 3-9 ECAC) outshoot Union (13-4-3, 9-2 ECAC) 17-11.

Penalty trouble in the second period was the Tigers' achilles heel as the team took 21 penalty minutes to Union's nil. The Dutchmen used the power play to outshoot Princeton 23-5 in the period and put Phinney to work.

During a five-minute major to senior Jeremy Goodwin, Phinney made nine saves including 1:35 of 5x3 action after a second infraction to the Tigers. He made another big stop in the final two minutes of the second on a Ciampini breakaway.

Union was able to break through in the scoring at 3:53 of the second when Michael Pontarelli got a stick on a shot by Charlie Vasaturo from the right point. Pontarelli started the play when he dropped the puck off for Kevin Sullivan. Sullivan skated behind the net and found Vasaturo at the point. Pontarelli and Princeton's Alec Rush collided behind Phinney with Pontarelli reaching the puck before Phinney could get back on his mark.

The Dutchmen used its momentum to take a 2-0 lead at 7:48 in the third as Max Novak redirected a Sebastien Gingras shot from the top of the slot.

Princeton pulled Phinney in favor of the extra attacker with 2:33 to play but couldn't solve Colin Stevens.

Daniel Carr put the game out of reach with an empty-net goal with 29 seconds left.

Stevens picked up his 10th win of the season with 33 saves as final shots favored Union 48-33.

Union was 0 for 5 on the power play, wile Princeton was 0 for 2.

The Tigers will take a two-week hiatus for semester exams and returns on Jan. 31 & Feb. 1 when they travel to Harvard and Dartmouth.

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