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The Ice Hockey Club is celebrating its second consecutive Delaware Valley Collegiate Hockey Conference title, earned with a pair of victories over Temple University at SkateZone Pennsauken Feb. 22-23. The Leopards had entered the playoffs as the top seed after winning the DVCHC regular season title.

On Friday, the team won 7-3 behind a natural hat trick from senior captain Andy Harrall to start the game and 34 saves from senior Chad Wolf. The following night, Lafayette fell behind 2-0 before scoring three unanswered goals in the second. The game was tied late in the third period before sophomore Pete McLane and first-year student Matt Hadad scored two late goals to put Lafayette ahead for good in a 6-4 win. Wolf finished with 47 saves.

The team had advanced to the finals the prior weekend with a pair of playoff victories. In the quarterfinals on Feb. 15, the Leopards beat Penn State University-Delaware County 8-3. On Saturday in the semifinals, they beat Gloucester County College 5-1, continuing a stellar defensive performance and balanced scoring attack over the weekend. The team outshot its opponents by a total of 94 to 38.

Ice hockey is one of 21 club sports organized by students at Lafayette. The others are badminton, bowling, crew, cricket, equestrian, field hockey, gymnastics, Lafayette Dancers, martial arts, men’s rugby, outing, Scrabble, ski racing, soccer, squash, tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, women’s rugby, and wrestling.

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