BRUNSWICK, Maine – The Hamilton men's ice hockey team came from behind twice to down host Bowdoin on Saturday afternoon by a 4-2 final.
The Continentals leave Maine with a pair of wins to improve to 8-3-1 (4-2-1 NESCAC) on the season, as Bowdoin drops to 4-6-2 (2-4-2 NESCAC).
- Spencer Antunez and Chris Wallace traded the puck heading into Hamilton territory, with Wallace finding Mitch Barrington just outside the Continental crease for a quick one-timer to go ahead 1-0 at 13:21.
- Hamilton evened the game 12:33 into second period with a power play goal. With Brad Smelstor in the middle and Neil Conway at the right point the pair found Robbie Murden on the left. Murden's shot rang off the inside of the far post to tie the game.
- Wallace responded with a man-up goal two minutes later. Matthew Lison's shot crossed the crease where Antunez tipped the puck towards the right post and a waiting Wallace.
- Murden closed out the middle frame with another equalizer in the final two minutes. Brandon Willett dug the puck out from the back boards and found Murden on the right post for his second.
- The Continentals took their first lead of the game midway through the final period, again converting on the power play. Peter Cronin turned Conor Lamberti's shot from the high slot away, but Tyler Bruneteau cleaned up the rebound for the go-ahead.
- With three minutes remaining Cronin denied a pair of promising Hamilton bids on a breakaway by Truman Landowski and a doorstep poke by Jon Stickel.
- Neil Conway capped the game for Hamilton with an empty-netter in the final minute.
By the Numbers
- Cronin ended the day with 30 saves for Bowdoin
- Evan Buitenhuis made 19 stops in net for the Continentals
- Hamilton went 2-for-7 on the power play
- The Polar Bears were 1-for-4 on the extra-man opportunity
- Bowdoin travels to Wesleyan next Friday night for a 7:00 p.m. NESCAC contest.
- The Continentals stay on the road with a conference matchup at Connecticut College next Friday beginning at 7:00 p.m.