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Colgate rolls past St. Lawrence

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The Colgate University and St. Lawrence University hockey teams are clearly heading in opposite directions.

Kyle Baun scored three goals to spark Colgate University past St. Lawrence University, 7-3, on Saturday night in ECAC Hockey play at Starr Rink to extend the Saints’ winless skid to nine games.

St. Lawrence (8-13-3, 2-7-3) has fared 0-8-1 since its last victory nearly two months ago on Nov. 29, a 5-2 win at North Dakota.

Tyson Spink contributed a goal and three assists for Colgate (13-9-3, 9-3-1), which pushed its unbeaten streak to seven games (6-0-1).

The Raiders also won for just the second time at home against the Saints over the past eight meetings in Hamilton.

Gavin Bayreuther and Woody Hudson each scored power-play goals and Drew Smolcynski tallied a goal for the Saints, who are also winless in their past eight league games (0-7-1).

St. Lawrence, which started its ECAC campaign at 2-0-2, hasn’t won a conference game since an 8-5 victory at Dartmouth on Nov. 9.

After rallying to post a point in a 4-4 tie at Cornell on Friday, the seven goals allowed against the Raiders are the most given up in a game this season by the Saints.

The setback to Colgate also marks the eighth straight game that St. Lawrence surrendered four or more goals.

Goalie Charlie Finn stopped 22 of 25 shots for Colgate, which swept the season series with both St. Lawrence and No. 13 Clarkson.

NOTES: With his two assists, Greg Carey extended his point streak to 19 games. Hudson’s tally was the first power-play goal of his collegiate career for the freshman. ... St. Lawrence allowed the game’s first goal for the sixth straight outing. ... The Saints will host No. 3 Union on Friday and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute on Saturday in league play, both at 7 p.m.

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