WATERVILLE, Maine - Ollie Koo netted a hat trick in the first period as the ninth-ranked Bowdoin College men's ice hockey team remained unbeaten with a 5-2 victory over Suffolk University during the closing day of the Bowdoin-Colby Face-Off Classic Sunday at Colby's Alfond Rink.
Koo, who scored all three goals on the power play and also had an assist, helped lead the Polar Bears (4-0-1) to their fourth win in five games this season. Bowdoin will return to action on Friday evening at home against rival Colby. No more tickets are available for the game at Watson Arena. Face-off is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.
Koo netted his first extra-man goal at 12:26 of the first period period off an assist from John McGinnis. Suffolk (3-4-1 overall) tied the game at 1-1 with a power play goal of its own. Carmen Mastrangelo scored his first goal of the season at 14:44 from Tim Sprague and Zack Capozza.
Bowdoin took advantage of two more Suffolk penalties in the final five minutes of the period to take a lead it would never relinquish. Koo scored just five seconds into a power play from Harry Matheson and Daniel Weiniger at 15:24. The junior then scored his team-best fifth goal of the season with just 25 seconds left in the stanza from McGinnis and Matheson.
Koo had his fifth assist of the season and Weiniger had another assist on Timothy McGarry's goal at 16:05 of the second period for a 4-1 Bowdoin lead. The Polar Bears made it 5-1 at 1:08 of the third period when Connor Quinn tallied off passes from Danny Palumbo and Nick Wetzel.
Suffolk's Charlie McGinnis scored at 8:33 of the period on the power play for the final goal of the game.
Goaltender Max Fenkell stopped 14 of his 30 saves in the third period for Bowdoin. Meanwhile, Brandon Smolarek had 39 stops for the Rams. The two teams combined for 24 penalties and two game misconducts were handed out by the referees.