Men's Hockey Skates to 3-3 Overtime Tie Against Colby

Erik Wurman made 41 saves to keep the Polar Bears in the game
Erik Wurman made 41 saves to keep the Polar Bears in the game

WATERVILLE, Maine – Erik Wurman made 41 saves for the Bowdoin men's ice hockey team to force a 3-3 overtime tie at Colby on Saturday evening.

The Polar Bears climb to 2-3-1 (1-1-1 NESCAC), while the Mules are stilling looking for their first conference win (1-2-2. 0-2-1 NESCAC).

Game Highlights

  • Bowdoin went up 1-0 midway through the first period. Michael Brown took a shot from the slot that was turned away by Colby netminder Andrew Tucci, but Collin Van der Veen put away the rebound on the right post.
  • The Mules tied the game with three minutes remaining in the second period. Mikel Morrissey circled the goal and saw his shot deflect off Erik Wurman and trickle over the goal line.
  • Cody Todesco scored his first of two goals in the game, regaining the Bowdoin lead on a power play just a minute into the final period. The puck bounced out to Todesco on the left post and he was able to put away the rebound.
  • Colby again tied the game, this time on the power play, as Justin Grillo put a rising wrist shot past Wurman at 10:51.
  • The Mules took their first lead of the game two minutes later. Grillo took an initial shot and the save deflected back to Austen Halpin. Wurman also denied Halpin's shot, but the follow up bid by Nick O'Connor found the net.
  • The Polar Bears tied the game with 4:29 remaining in regulation. Van der Veen sent a pass to Sam Topham at the left point. Topham fired a set-up pass to Todesco on the right post for a one-timer.

By the Numbers

  • Colby held a 44-19 edge in shots.
  • Wurman ended the day with 41 saves.
  • Tucci made 16 stops.
  • Bowdoin went 1-for-3 on the power play.
  • The Mules were 2-for-6 with the extra skater.

Up Next

  • Bowdoin plays at Southern Maine on Tuesday evening with a 7:00 p.m. start.