In the typically low-scoring world of college hockey, a 2-0 lead can sometimes feel like an insurmountable mountain to climb. On the very rarest of occasions, a team may fight back from a 3-0 deficit. So when Colgate took a 5-0 lead at home against Western Michigan on Friday night 11:52 into the second period on a power play goal by Alex Young, the game seemed all but over. Western Michigan had other plans, however.
The Broncos were able to get back two goals before the end of the second frame with goals by Jason Polin and Ronnie Attard. Polin struck again just 3:05 into the third period. Colgate would survive for another nine minutes until Paul Washe made it a one-goal game at 12:56 of the third period. Ronnie Attard would get his second of the game to tie it at 14:14 of the third period, and then the All-American defenseman would complete the comeback and his hat trick with a goal with 1:13 remaining in regulation to give the Broncos the most improbable of 6-5 victories.
Here’s Attard completing the comeback with a bomb shot from the point.
Attard and Polin each finished with four points, while Ty Glover had three assists in the comeback. The Broncos moved to 4-1-0 on the season, with their only loss coming in a controversial OT loss to Michigan last weekend. Colgate fell to 5-3-0 with the loss. The two teams meet again on Saturday evening to complete their series.