Men's ice hockey bows to Bowdoin

Harry Matheson and Colin Downey posted one goal and one assist apiece to lead Bowdoin College to a 5-2 win against Hamilton College in a NESCAC game at Bowdoin's Sidney J. Watson Arena on Jan. 7.

Kyle Lockwood, Daniel Weiniger and Jay Livermore had the other goals for the Polar Bears. John McGinnis and Ollie Koo were credited with two assists apiece. Richard Nerland made 14 saves.

Anthony Scarpino '12 and Evan Haney '15 recorded the goals for Hamilton. Mike DiMare '14, Dom Jancaterino '14 and Bryan Kelly '12 picked up one assist apiece. Scarpino leads the Continentals with nine goals, and DiMare leads the team with 11 assists and 18 points. Jancaterino, who played his freshman year at Sacred Heart University, registered his first point at Hamilton. Joe Quattrocchi '14 stopped 34 shots, including 17 in the second period.

Bowdoin (7-4-1 overall, 5-2-1 NESCAC) got on the board first as Jordan Lalor found Rob Toczylowski up the middle with a long pass. Toczylowski won the puck in the offensive zone, where it bounced to Lockwood who wristed a top-shelf goal at 11:30 of the first.

The Continentals (5-5-1, 2-5-0) evened the score with a power-play tally. Haney fired a wrist shot from the right faceoff circle that found the back of the net for his second goal. Hamilton was 2-for-4 on the power play.

The tie was short-lived. Livermore ripped a blast over the shoulder of Quattrocchi after the ensuing faceoff just 15 seconds later to give the hosts a 2-1 edge after one period.

The Polar Bears increased their lead with the man advantage early in the
second, as Matheson banged home a loose puck in front just 90 seconds into the period. Hamilton earned a five-minute power play midway through the frame and took advantage. Scarpino knocked home a rebound at 10:17 to bring the Continentals within a goal after two periods.

The game settled into a neutral-zone battle for the next 25 minutes,
until Danny Palumbo gathered a loose puck at the blue line and fed it ahead to Weiniger, who slipped a shot into the net with 4:41 remaining. Downey added an empty netter with 2:09 left.

Bowdoin held a 39-16 shot advantage, and was 1-for-3 on the power play. The Polar Bears lead the all-time series 42-17-6.

Hamilton hosts Western New England University for a non-conference game on Tuesday, Jan. 10, at 7 p.m.

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