Bantams Quiet Bowdoin Offense in Friday Matchup

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HARTFORD, Conn. – The Bowdoin men's ice hockey team allowed three first period goals en route to a 5-1 loss at Trinity on Friday evening.

The Polar Bears fall to 8-4-2 (4-4-1 NESCAC) as the Bantams improve to 10-3-0 (5-2-0 NESCAC).

An early penalty on Bowdoin allowed the Bantams a quick power play opportunity, which they converted on for the first goal of the game just 1:29 into the contest. Elie Vered notched the unassisted mark to put Trinity up 1-0, before Michael Hawkrigg would double the lead less than five minutes later. Bowdoin pulled within one off an unassisted goal from Gabriel Renaud at 13:12, but the Polar Bears' offense was held at bay for the remainder of the game. Trinity took a 3-1 lead into the first intermission after Sean Orlando put away another man-up goal.

The Bantams went on to add one goal in each of the next two periods, ending the game with a 5-1 win over the Polar Bears. Steve Messina played all 60 minutes in net for Bowdoin and tallied 27 saves. Benjamin Coulthard made 34 stops for Trinity.

Bowdoin will faceoff against Wesleyan tomorrow afternoon at 3:00 p.m.