College Hockey Photos: ECAC Quarterfinals Game 2 - Princeton University Tigers @ Union College Dutchmen, March 11, 2017, Messa Rink, Schenectady, NY

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Here are photos of Game 2 of the ECAC quarterfinals between the Princeton University Tigers and Union College Dutchmen from March 11, 2017 at Messa Rink in Schenectady, NY. (You can view some videos here.)

The Union College Dutchmen advanced to the ECAC semifinals in Lake Placid, NY after a thrilling 4-3 overtime victory over Princeton on Saturday night.

The Dutchmen took an early 2-0 lead but the Tigers clawed back tying the game at 2-2. An Alex Riche power play goal at 18:50  of the third period put Princeton ahead 3-2 and silenced the Union crowd.

Then the drama happened...

As time ticked down in the game, Spencer Foo picked up the puck and skated in the front of the net, slipping a goal past Princeton goalie Colton Phinney tying the game with 21 seconds left.  The play was reviewed and upheld eventually sending the game to overtime.

In overtime, Mike Vecchione picked off the puck at mid-ice, broke away from the pack and headed in on the goal. He was taken down in front of the net but Brett Supinski put the rebound past the goalie and it looked as though Dutchmen had punched their ticket to Lake Placid. However, the play was reviewed and the goal was waved off on a goaltender interference.  The referees did call a hooking penalty on Joe Grabwoski for the takedown of Vecchione on the play and Union was given a penalty shot.

Mike Vecchione supplied the rest of the drama putting the penalty shot in the back of the net, sending Union College to Lake Placid and the ECAC semifinals.

Mike Vecchione wins the game for Union (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)
Union awaits their semifinal opponent but the game is scheduled for Friday at either 4pm or 7pm at Herb Brooks Arena in Lake Placid, NY.


The Tigers are ready (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Josh Teves (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Colton Phinney with an early save (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Michael Pontarelli (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Sebastian Vidmar and Joe Grabowski battle for the puck (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Tommy Davis (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)
Vidmar digs out the puck (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Nick DeSimone gives Union a 1-0 lead (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Spencer Foo takes a shot... (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

...Cole Maier tips in the rebound to make the score 2-0 (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Colton Phinney tries to play the puck... (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

...Ryan Scarfo tries to steal it (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Luc Brown (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Vas Kolias (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Anthony Rinaldi (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Ben Newhouse works the boards (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Ryan Scarfo (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Tommy Davis (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Sebastian Vidmar carries the puck past mid-ice (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

David Hallisey takes a shot... (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

...scores for Princeton (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Brett Supinski takes a shot (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Colton Phinney heads out for the second period (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Colton Phinney and Garrett Skrbich

Things getting a little chippy (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Players watch as the puck sails into the air (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Spencer Foo flies behind the net (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Spencer Foo looks to make a play (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

A huge late game save by Colton Phinney (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Brett Supinski hits the post with a shot that would given the Dutchmen the lead (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

The Tigers take the lead (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Foo! Foo! Foo! Spencer Foo! Ties the game (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Spencer Foo reacts to his goal (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

The Spencer Foo goal is under review (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Goal. Tie Game. (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Mike Vecchione (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Overtime. (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Mike Vecchione breaks in on Colton Phinney... (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

...is take down (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

The Dutchmen celebrate the goal but it's reviewed (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

The Dutchmen wait during the review (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Vecchion, Vidmar and Sakellaropoulos chat during the review (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

No goal. (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Penalty shot (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

He shoots...

He scores...

Euphoria (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Celebration ensures (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Vecchione shakes hands as fans chant "Hobey Baker! Hobey Baker!" (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

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