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OSWEGO, N.Y. - The Bowdoin College men's ice hockey team will play in the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2002 when they face-off with Oswego State University Saturday night at 7:00 p.m. The Polar Bears (19-6-1) finished first in the New England Small College Athletic Conference regular season standings and earned an at-large bid to the tourney.
The Lakers (25-2-0) were the State University of New York
Athletic Conference champions and claimed the league's automatic
Complete coverage of the game is available by clicking the links above. Oswego State will provide a video webcast, radio broadcast and live statistics of all the action beginning at 6:30 p.m. Saturday night.
The winner of Saturday's game advances to the NCAA Division III "Final Four" in Lake Placid, N.Y. on March 19-20.
About the Polar Bears
The Polar Bears are making their third NCAA Tournament
appearance overall (1996, 2002) and are looking for their first
national tournament victory...in the NCAA's prior tournament
format of two-game series, the Polar Bears were swept by
Wisconsin-River Falls in '96 and Norwich in '02...as per NESCAC
rules, Bowdoin was unable to participate in NCAA Championships
prior to 1993-94, and won six ECAC crowns from 1971-1993...coach
Terry Meagher is in his 27th season at the helm of the Polar Bears,
accumulating a record of 440-209-43 (.670) the sixth-most wins of
any active coach in Division III hockey...Bowdoin is looking for
their 20th victory, a plateau they have not reached since the
1988-89 season....Defenseman Kyle Shearer-Hardy was named
First-Team All-NESCAC in selections announced last week while
first-year Daniel Weiniger was named the NESCAC's Rookie of the
Year....Goaltender Chris Rossi has been fantastic since returning
from injury for the second semester....Sunday's NESCAC title game
loss was the first defeat on the year for Rossi (14-1-1) who has
posted a 2.05 goals against average and .920 save percentage since
the beginning of February.
About the Lakers
The Lakers return to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2007, when they won the Division III Championship in overtime against Middlebury...it will be the Lakers' 11th NCAA Tournament apperance (1982-'84, '87-'89, '91, '98, 2003, '07)...Saturday's SUNYAC Championship Game win over Plattsburgh gave Oswego their first conference title since 2002-03...the Lakers boast the second-best scoring output of any team in Division III, averaging 5.26 goals per game this season...sophomore forward Eric Selleck, the SUNYAC's Most Valuable Player, leads the nation in scoring with 52 points (2.0/game) this year on 21 goals and 31 assists...Selleck was joined by junior forward Chris Laganiere and junior defenseman Stephen Mallaro as First-Team All-SUNYAC selections...freshman Jon Whitelaw was named the SUNYAC's Rookie of the Year while head coach Ed Gosek was tabbed as Coach of the Year...Gosek is in his seventh season at the helm of Oswego, totaling a 139-41-14 record (.753).