Maccabiah Canada hockey recruit lifts Princeton to OT win with first hat trick

(JTA) — Andrew Calof, a member of the Canadian Maccabiah hockey team, netted his first collegiate hat trick — including the game winner in overtime — to send Princeton past Harvard, 3-2.

Calof’s third goal came 58 seconds into overtime as the Tigers fended off an upset bid by their Ivy League rival Crimson, who rallied from a 2-0 deficit on Friday.

Calof, a junior chemical and biological engineering major, leads the Tigers with eight goals and 12 assists through 16 games.

In November, Calof was named to the team Canada roster for the 2013 Maccabiah Games in Israel. According to the Canadian Jewish News, it will be the second time that the quadrennial international Jewish sports competition will include hockey.

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