February 7, 2014

Three-Goal Second Period Lifts Men's Hockey To Comeback Win at Hamilton

CLINTON, N.Y. - The Bowdoin College men's ice hockey team scored three unanswered goals in the second period to skate away with a 3-2 win over Hamilton on Friday evening at Sage Rink.

The Polar Bears improve to 12-5-2 (7-5-1 NESCAC) with the win while the Continentals drop to 4-11-3 (3-8=2 NESCAC).

Down 2-0 just 34 seconds into the second period, the Polar Bears used their special teams play to get back into the contest. Matt Rubinoff started the comeback with a wrap-around goal at 2:12 of the second frame. Bowdoin evened the game minutes later when a shorthanded rush by the Polar Bears resulted in Colin Downey putting home a rebound off a John McGinnis shot to knot the score at 8:34.

The Polar Bears took the lead for good with under a minute to play in the period when Harry Matheson ripped a slap shot from the blue line at 19:04.

Bowdoin killed off six penalties on the night, including three in the final period, to secure the win. Steve Messina made 38 saves in the victory for the Polar Bears.

Bowdoin will return to action on Saturday afternoon at Amherst. Faceoff is scheduled for 3:00 p.m.