Maine Hockey Journal

Bowdoin’s Meagher wins 542nd game in regular season finale

Bowdoin College Head Men’s Hockey Coach Terry Meagher posted the 542nd victory at the helm of the Polar Bear program in his final regular season conference game as the Polar Bears withstood a rally from Connecticut College to come away with a 4-3 victory at Dayton Arena Saturday night.

The visitors extended their unbeaten streak to 10 games, improving to 13-7-4 with a 9-5-4 mark in the NESCAC. They have earned home ice for the opening round of the upcoming NESCAC Championship, locking up the number three seed with their win today. The Camels wrap up the season with a mark of 3-18-3 while finishing at 0-15-3 in conference play.

Senior forward Matt Rubinoff scored his eighth goal of the season with 3:13 remaining in regulation to lift the visitors to the win. Rubinoff and Matt Lison both contributed with a goal and an assist in the win. Senior forward Chris Fenwick and freshman Cody Todesco chipped in with scores for the Polar Bears.

Sophomore Peter Cronin made 23 saves in net for the visitors.

Connecticut College senior Joe Birmingham scored the 21st goal of his career and 10th of the season in his regular season finale with the Camels. A couple of Maine natives figured into the scoring for Camels as freshman Matt Michaud of South Portland netted his fifth goal of the season while sophomore defenseman Erik Rost of Cumberland chipped in with a score for the hosts.

Senior net-minder Tom Conlin made 26 saves in between the pipes for the Camels.

Bowdoin carried a 2-1 lead after one and opened up a 3-1 lead when Todesco potted his 11th score of the season with 15:48 remaining in the middle period. But the Camels answered back with goals from Birmingham and Rost to pull even at three. Junior Joe Giordano was the facilitator on both scores, registering assist #13 and 14 of the season for the Camels.

But Rubinoff put in the difference making goal at the 16:47 mark of the third period to put the visitors on top for good.

Cronin took care of the rest, collecting 11 of his 23 stops in the final period of play.

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