Maine Hockey Journal

Colby leaves Bowdoin shocked at the loss

The Colby College men’s ice hockey team skated to a 3-0 lead and held off a late Bowdoin rally to deal the Polar Bears their first loss of the season in a 4-2 setback at Alfond Rink on Friday evening. The 10th-ranked Polar Bears fall to 5-1-0 this season while the Mules improve to 5-2-0. The teams will play the non-conference game at 7:00 p.m. Saturday evening at Watson Arena in Brunswick.

Bowdoin controlled the first ten minutes of the game, but Colby struck first on a Billy Crinnion powerplay goal at 12:03 of the opening frame. Mike Doherty added a tally two minutes later to give the hosts a 2-0 lead after the first period of play. Jeff Jarnot added a second-period tally to push the lead to 3-0 heading into the third.

The Polar Bears swept aside a lengthy powerplay by Colby to start the final stanza, and used the momentum to score a pair of goals. First-year Robert Toczylowski found the back of the net at 8:27 and Leland Fidler cut the lead to 3-2 with 7:05 remaining.

But Colby’s Wil Hartigan stymied the Polar Bears with a goal from between the circles with just over five minutes left to push the lead back to two goals and seal the win.

Cody McKinney made 36 saves in the victory for Colby, who are 3-0-1 in their last four home games in the rivalry. Richard Nerland stopped 23 shots for the Polar Bears, who now own a 98-85-8 lead in the all-time series against the Mules.

Courtesy of Bowdoin Sports Information Service

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