Maine Hockey Journal

Bowdoin lose first game at “the Sid”

Brunswick, ME – Trinity netminder Wesley Vesprini made 22 saves as the Bowdoin College men’s hockey team lost at Sidney J. Watson Arena for the first time, falling to the Bantams 3-0 on Saturday evening. Trinity improves to 15-6-0 (12-5-0 NESCAC) as Bowdoin falls to 10-10-2 (7-8-2 NESCAC).

Trinity controlled the pace of play in the opening period, but Bowdoin’s Richard Nerland kept his squad in the contest, stopping all 15 shots he faced in the opening stanza. The Bantams were finally able to break through early in the second frame as a nifty give-and-go by Adam Houli and Ryan Masucci resulted in Houli’s ninth score of the year at 2:33. Bowdoin responded well, controlling the momentum for the remainder of the period, but saw every chance stifled by Vesprini.

Bowdoin looked to draw even early in the third period, but hit their second post of the day to remain one goal down. Trinity put the game on ice late, as Chris Powers knocked home a loose puck for the visitors with 3:33 remaining. William Burns added an empty-netter to close out the contest.

Nerland stopped 27 shots between the pipes for Bowdoin. Trinity went 0-9 on the powerplay while Bowdoin went 0-4.

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