Polar Bears Hold Off Middlebury for 2-1 Men's Hockey Win

Cody Todesco notched a goal and assist in the win
Cody Todesco notched a goal and assist in the win

BRUNSWICK, Maine – The Bowdoin men's hockey team picked up its second straight conference win with a 2-1 result against Middlebury on Saturday afternoon.

The Polar Bears climb to 6-11-0 (4-8-0 NESCAC) and recorded their first back-to-back wins since early December. The resurgent Panthers were unable to build off Friday's victory and fell to 4-12-1 (2-8-0 NESCAC).

Game Highlights

  • It looked as though Danny Tighe had given Middlebury the lead with five minutes remaining in the first as he rang a shot off the crossbar.
  • On the power play five minutes into the second frame, Bowdoin started with the puck in its own zone. Bradley Ingersoll and Daniel McMullan connected passes before finding Cody Todesco skating between the circles and burying the puck.
  • Just three minutes later the Polar Bears doubled their lead as Todesco centered a pass to Ronnie Lestan from the right boards.
  • Middlebury cut the lead in half with a shorthanded goal at 7:48 in the third period. Seconds into the power play, Mitchell Allen broke into Bowdoin's zone along the boards and found Owen Powers on the edge of the circle for an open look at Erik Wurman.

By the Numbers

  • Stephen Klein made 32 saves for the Panthers.
  • Wurman made 33 saves for Bowdoin.
  • Middlebury went 0-for-2 on the power play while notching a short handed goal.
  • The Polar Bears were 1-for-5 with the extra skater.

Up Next

  • Bowdoin hosts USM on Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.
  • Middlebury hosts Connecticut College on January 26 at 7:00 p.m.