Bowdoin Releases Men's and Women's Ice Hockey Schedules For 2013-14

BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College men's and women's ice hockey teams have released their 2013-14 regular season schedules.

Both reigning NESCAC Champions, the squads will begin practice on November 1. The men's team will open on the road at Middlebury, Williams and Colby before returning home to play Colby at Watson Arena on Saturday November 23. The women's team will play its season opener at home against Colby on Friday, November 22.

Women's Ice Hockey - 2013-14 Schedule
The Polar Bears enjoyed a resurgent season in 2012-13, winning their first NESCAC crown since 2004 and finishing with a 21-5-2 record. Bowdoin will feature 14 home contests this winter, beginning with the Colby game on November 22. The Polar Bears will enjoy four home "NESCAC" weekends, including two-game sets at Watson Arena against Wesleyan (Jan. 17-18), Williams (Jan. 31-Feb. 1), Trinity (Feb. 7-8) and Amherst (Feb. 21-22). Bowdoin will hit the road for weekend NESCAC trips to Conn. College (Jan. 10-11), Middlebury (Jan. 24-25) and Hamilton (Feb. 14-15). Non-conference home games will include New England College (Dec. 3), Manhattanville (Jan. 4), St. Thomas-Minn. (Jan. 5), St. Anselm (Jan. 7) and Southern Maine (Jan. 14).

Coach Marissa O'Neil is in her fourth year as head coach of the Polar Bears and owns a 48-24-8 record at Bowdoin - the best first three years for a coach in program history. Madeline Lane, Emily Tang and Chelsea MacNeil will serve as captains for the women's ice hockey team this winter.

Men's Ice Hockey - 2013-14 Schedule
The Bowdoin men's ice hockey team enjoyed one of the finest seasons in the prestigious history of the program last winter, winning the NESCAC title, advancing to the NCAA Quarterfinals and posting a school-record 23 wins. After opening the season with a trio of road games, the Polar Bears will make their home debut at Watson Arena against Colby on Saturday night, November 23. In all, the Polar Bears will play 12 home games, including NESCAC weekends against Conn. College and Tufts (Dec. 6-7), Hamilton and Amherst (Jan. 10-11), Middlebury and Williams (Jan. 24-25) and Trinity and Wesleyan (Feb. 14-15). The Polar Bears will also play non-conference home tilts against UMass Dartmouth (Dec. 1), the University of New England (Jan. 7) and Southern Maine (Jan. 28).

Coach Terry Meagher enters the 2013-14 season with 498 career wins and will be the sixth Division III head coach and 22nd collegiate head coach, across all divisions, to reach the 500-win plateau. He will be just the 12th coach across all divisions to earn all of his 500 wins at one school. Jay Livermore and Harry Matheson will captain the Polar Bears this season.

All Bowdoin men's and women's ice hockey home games from Watson Arena will be
webcast live on Northeast Sports Network. Fans can also follow the home contests online with live statistics.