Maine Hockey Journal

Bowdoin keeps winning as Colby continues to slide

Portland, ME – Two out of three aren’t bad for Maine D-III schools that were in action on Friday evening as Bowdoin and USM finished the night in the win column, but Colby College continues to have tough times.

Bowdoin 5 – Castleton State 3
The Bowdoin College men’s ice hockey team kept their unbeaten streak alive to six games (5-0-1) as they defeated Castleton State, 5-3.

The Polar Bears would build up a 3-0 lead in the first period on goals by Owen Smith, Ryan Blossom and Matt Smith, who scored 23 seconds apart in the opening frame.

It was a lead that didn’t last as Castleton came back in the second period, scoring three goals of their own, outshooting Bowdoin 12-5, but 44 seconds later after Marlin Froese tied the game, Bowdoin’s Graham Sisson to give the Polar Bears the 4-3 lead.

Blossom would add an empty net goal as Bowdoin held on for the 5-3 win. Richard Nerland made 24 saves in the victory.

USM 6 – Williams College 3
USM rebounded in the final three minutes of the of the game, scoring three goals as they held on for a 6-3 win over Williams College in a ECAC East-NESCAC inter-league game on Friday night.

USM, the losers of two straight, were looking for some home cooking in order to get back on the winning track and it didn’t take them long, At 7:38 of the first period, Dan Gordon found the back of the net, beating Ephs goalie Marc Pulde.

Gordon would add a second goal along with Pat Noonan’s second of the year to build a 3-0 lead for the Huskies. Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough as Williams came back to tie the game before the Huskies outburst late in the third period.

With the win, USM improved to 3-3-0 overall and 2-1-0 in ECAC East.

Jamie Gilbert made 36 saves in the win.

Skidmore College 2 – Colby College 1
After winning their first two games of the season, the Colby College men’s ice hockey team has struggled as of late, losing four straight including a 2-1 loss to Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY.

Skidmore built up a 2-0 lead, scoring twice on the power play, before the Mules could get one by Skidmore goalie Colin Bessey at 18:19 of the third period. Dan Nelson scored his third of the year as the team’s leading scorer (3g, 2a = 5pts) with a two-man advantage, but it fell short as Colby dropped to 2-4-1 overall, 2-2-0 in NESCAC.

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