Maine Hockey Journal

Polar Bears overpower Connecticut College, 5-0

Goaltender Richard Nerland posted his second shutout of the season and five different Polar Bears scored to lead the Bowdoin College men’s ice hockey team to a 5-0 win over Connecticut College on Saturday afternoon at Sidney J. Watson Arena. The Polar Bears have won three straight and improve to 10-4-0 (8-3-0 NESCAC) while the Camels fall to 3-12-1 (2-8-1 NESCAC).

Bowdoin got things going following a faceoff win midway through the opening period. Robert Toczylowski collected the puck, circled and snapped a shot that slipped through the pads of Camel goaltender Greg Parker at 9:20. The Polar Bears added to their lead 35 seconds into the second period when Kyle Shearer-Hardy picked up a loose puck and skated in alone on Parker, faking right and burying a wrist shot inside the left post for a 2-0 advantage. Brendan Reich added to the Bowdoin lead with a goal at 8:34 of the period to give the hosts a three-goal lead heading into the final frame.

The Polar Bears opened the third period with another score as Leland Fidler carried the puck into the zone, circled around the net and found Kyle Hanson in front for a one-timer at 1:22. Colin MacCormack added a goal at 6:23 to round out the five-goal win for Bowdoin.

Bowdoin held a 43-12 advantage in shots for the game, holding the Camels scoreless for just the second time this season. Nerland stopped all 12 shots he faced while Parker collected 38 saves on the afternoon. MacCormack led the hosts with two assists to go with his goal while Fidler also posted a two-assist effort.

(courtesy of Bowdoin College)

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