Camels Offense Overpowers Polar Bears in Men's Hockey

The Polar Bears hosted a fundraiser for Cerebral Palsy, honoring Lucien Hodell who the team adopted through Team Impact in 2013
The Polar Bears hosted a fundraiser for Cerebral Palsy, honoring Lucien Hodell who the team adopted through Team Impact in 2013

BRUNSWICK, Maine – Paul Capozzi recorded a hat trick and the Connecticut College men's ice hockey team scored four first period goals en route to a 7-1 win over Bowdoin.

The Camels improve to 3-4-0 (3-3-0 NESCAC), while Bowdoin falls to 4-6-0 (2-4-0 NESCAC).

Game Highlights

  • After killing off an early Bowdoin power play, the Camels scored 7:20 into the game. Ryan Petti found Mason Evans streaking into Polar Bear territory. Evans drew Alex Zafonte and his defender deep to the left post and then dished back across to Petti for an open look.
  • Connecticut College added a power play goal 43 seconds later. Evans again set up the play, sliding a pass to Capozzi for a one-timer on the left.
  • Bowdoin surrendered another goal following a turnover just outside the blue line as Evans again found Capozzi who buried the puck five-hole.
  • The Camels went up 4-0 in the first period after scoring their fourth goal in seven minutes. This time, Chris Jellison found Jacob Moreau down the right side. Moreau went right side, bar down, at 14:40.
  • Bowdoin broke through on the power play with 4:10 remaining in the second. Daniel McMullan found Bradley Ingersoll in the top of the slot. Ingersoll fired a shot top left shelf.
  • Jellison responded 26 seconds later to extend the Camels lead back to 5-1. Jellison finished off a feed from Moreau with a shot just outside the crease.
  • Up a skater in the final minutes, the Camels put a pair of goals up 27 seconds apart. Brett Stirling and Capozzi each recorded a point.

By the Numbers

  • Zafonte got the start and made 9 saves in 14:40 of play.
  • Peter Cronin came in to play the remainder of the game and made 15 stops.
  • Connor Rodericks made 41 saves for the Camels.
  • Connecticut College went 3-for-3 on the power play.
  • Bowdoin went 1-for-4 with the extra skater.

Up Next

  • Bowdoin returns to Watson Arena, hosting Amherst on January 5.
  • The Camels play Hobart on Saturday, December 30, at 7:00 p.m.