BRUNSWICK, Maine - Jeff Pellegrini has been named assistant coach of the Bowdoin College men's ice hockey team. Pellegrini, a former assistant at UMass Boston, assumes the duties formerly held by Bill Riley, who accepted a head coaching position at the Groton School.
BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Sidney J. Watson Arena, dedicated January 18, 2009, has become the first newly constructed ice arena in the United States to earn coveted LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). The USGBC certified the ice arena's LEED status July 16, 2009.
BRUNSWICK, Maine - Crews have begun the demolition of Dayton Arena. Once it has been taken down, a temporary parking area for faculty and staff will be constructed at the site. The home of the Bowdoin ice hockey programs from 1956-2008, Dayton Arena gave way to the state-of-the art Sidney J. Watson Arena that was completed in January 2009.
BRUNSWICK, Maine - Bowdoin College sophomore Kyle Shearer-Hardy (Montreal, Que.) has been named Second-Team All-New England Small College Athletic Conference in selections announced on Thursday. A defenseman, Shearer-Hardy paced the Polar Bears in 2008-09 with 11 goals.
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. - Connor Olvany scored the game-winning goal in overtime to lift the Williams College men's ice hockey team to a 3-2 win over Bowdoin in the NESCAC quarterfinals on Saturday. Bowdoin finishes their '08-'09 season with a 11-12-2 overall record while the Ephs, now 15-8-2, will play second-seeded Middlebury at Amherst next Saturday.
BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College men's ice hockey team is seeded sixth in the NESCAC Tournament and will play at Williams in the quarterfinals on Saturday at 3:00 p.m. It will be the first-ever meeting between the Polar Bears (11-11-2, 8-9-2 NESCAC) and Ephs (14-8-2, 12-5-2 NESCAC) in the conference tournament. Click the link above for webcast coverage of the game.
NORTHFIELD, Vt. - Bowdoin outshot Norwich 31-28 and Richard Nerland made 26 saves, but the Polar Bear men's ice hockey team lost their regular season finale to the Cadets on Saturday, 2-1. The Polar Bears finish the year with a record of 11-11-2 (8-9-2 NESCAC) and will play at Williams in the quarterfinals of the NESCAC Tournament that begins on Saturday, February 28. Faceoff is set for 3:00 p.m. next Saturday in Williamstown.
SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. - Kyle Shearer-Hardy scored a pair of goals to lead the Bowdoin College men's ice hockey team to a 4-1 win at St. Michael's College on Friday evening. The Polar Bears improve to 11-10-1 overall this season while the Purple Knights fall to 7-14-2.
BRUNSWICK, Maine - Trinity netminder Wesley Vesprini made 22 saves as the Bowdoin College men's hockey team lost at Sidney J. Watson Arena for the first time, falling to the Bantams 3-0 on Saturday evening. Trinity improves to 15-6-0 (12-5-0 NESCAC) as Bowdoin falls to 10-10-2 (7-8-2 NESCAC). Richard Nerland stopped 27 shots between the pipes for Bowdoin.
BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College men's ice hockey team scored three times in the second period to take a 5-3 win over Wesleyan University on Friday evening at Sidney J. Watson Arena. The Polar Bears (10-9-2) remain unbeaten at Watson Arena this season (3-0-1) while the Cardinals fall to 3-16-1 overall this year. Ryan Blossom had two goals and an assist in the victory.
AMHERST, Mass. - Amherst senior Brendan Powers scored a pair of goals, including the overtime game-winner, to lead the 14th-ranked Amherst men's ice hockey team to a 4-3 win over Bowdoin on Saturday. Playing in their third-straight overtime game, the Polar Bears dip to 9-9-2 this season. Mitch Dillon, Kyle Shearer-Hardy and Mike Corbelle scored for Bowdoin.
CLINTON, N.Y. - Mike Corbelle scored twice, including the game-winning goal in overtime, to lead the Bowdoin College men's ice hockey team to a 3-2 victory at Hamilton on Friday night. The Polar Bears improve to 9-8-2 (6-6-2 NESCAC) with the victory. Colin MacCormack also scored for Bowdoin, who received 32 saves from Chris Rossi in the win.
Bowdoin's historic Zamboni ice resurfacer, affectionately known as "The Monster," was the subject of a video produced by Kaitee Daley '09 and Zac Skipp '11 that aired Sunday, February 1, 2009, on ESPNU. In 1956, Bowdoin was only the fifth college and just the fourth in the U.S. to have a machine made by Frank J. Zamboni & Co. in Paramount, Calif.
BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin and Southern Maine men's ice hockey teams combined for five goals and a dozen penalties in a chaotic third period before finishing in a 6-6 deadlock on Saturday evening at Sidney J. Watson Arena. The Polar Bears stand at 8-8-2 (5-6-2 NESCAC) while the Huskies sit at 9-9-1 (6-6-1 ECAC East) after the contest. Mike Corbelle had two goals and an assist while Kyle Shearer-Hardy posted a goal and three helpers.
BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College men's ice hockey team scored three times in the final period to take a 4-1 win over Salem State on Friday evening at Sidney J. Watson Arena. The Polar Bears improve to 8-8-1 (5-6-1 NESCAC) while Salem State drops to 10-6-1 (6-6-0 ECAC East). Bowdoin is 5-1-1 this season in Brunswick, combining their home games at both Dayton and Watson Arena. Jordan Lalor scored the game-winning goal while Ben Tsujiura notched his first collegiate goal in the win.
WATERVILLE, Maine - Colby goaltender Dean Feole made 22 saves, as the Bowdoin College men's ice hockey team was shut out for the first time in nearly five years in a 1-0 victory for the Mules on Tuesday evening. The contest was the non-league matchup between the NESCAC rivals as Bowdoin falls to 7-8-1 this season while Colby improves to 5-8-3. Richard Nerland was stellar between the pipes for Bowdoin as well, stopping 34 shots.
MALDEN, Mass. - Sophomore Tom Derosa scored two third-period goals and freshman goalie Scott Barchard made 45 saves as the Tufts University hockey team came from behind to defeat Bowdoin College, 5-3, in a NESCAC game Saturday afternoon at Valley Forum II. The Polar Bears fall to 7-7-1 overall this year.
NEW LONDON, Conn. - The Connecticut College men's ice hockey team scored a pair of third-period goals to seal a 3-1 victory over Bowdoin on Friday evening. With their third consecutive win, the Camels improve to 8-5-2 this season as the Polar Bears fall to 7-6-1. Leland Fidler scoed the lone goal for Bowdoin in the loss.
BRUNSWICK, Maine - A foot of snow did not discourage over 2,000 fans from attending the dedication and opening games at the Sidney J. Watson Arena on Sunday, January 18. The women's team opened the twinbill with a 1-1 tie against Hamilton before the men's team defeated Williams 8-3 in the nightcap. Click the link above to view a slideshow of the festivities.
BRUNSWICK, Maine - Bowdoin College will open Sidney J. Watson Arena on Sunday, January 18 with a hockey doubleheader and Dedication Ceremony. Click the links above to follow all of the action live from Brunswick. The women open the festivities with a 2:00 p.m. game against Hamilton while the men play against Williams at 5:00 p.m. Click the link above to follow the action live.
BRUNSWICK, Maine - Bowdoin sophomore Kyle Shearer-Hardy scored four goals to lead the Polar Bears to an 8-3 victory over Williams in the inaugural men's ice hockey game at Sidney J. Watson Arena on Sunday evening. The Polar Bears improve to 7-5-1 as Williams falls to 7-4-2 before a sellout crowd of 2,400 fans. The win is the fourth-straight for the Polar Bears over Williams overall.
BRUNSWICK, Maine - Middlebury defeated Bowdoin in the final men's ice hockey contest at Dayton Arena on Friday, 5-2. The Panthers improve to 9-2-1 as Bowdoin drops their fourth-straight contest and dips to 6-5-1. The Polar Bears close Dayton Arena with an all-time record of 358 wins, 140 losses and 23 ties dating back to 1956. Bowdoin will open Sidney J. Watson Arena on Sunday against Williams College.
MANCHESTER, N.H. - The Saint Anselm College men's ice hockey team scored twice in the third period, rallying from a one-goal deficit to take a 3-2 victory over Bowdoin on Saturday. The Polar Bears fall to 6-4-1 with their third-straight close loss. The Hawks improve to 4-4-1 this season. Mike Corbelle and Kyle Hanson scored for Bowdoin in the loss.
BRUNSWICK, Maine - Dylan Exton scored the game-winning goal shorthanded with under 13 minutes to play and New England College added an empty netter to defeat Bowdoin, 4-2, on Friday evening. The Polar Bears fall to 6-3-1 with their second-straight loss. The Pilgrims have won four straight and stand at 8-2 this year.
BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College Athletic Department has announced that capacity for the inaugural games at Sidney J. Watson Arena has been reached and no additional tickets are available. The Polar Bears will open the facility with a doubleheader and dedication ceremony on Sunday, January 18. Tickets for the final games at Dayton Arena on January 16 and 17 are still for sale.
SALEM, Mass. - The Salem State College men's ice hockey team won the 2008 Holiday Classic with a 4-3 overtime win against Bowdoin on Sunday. The win snaps Bowdoin's four-year stranglehold on the title and drops the Polar Bears to 6-2-1 overall this year. The Vikings improve to 5-4-0. Aaron O'Callahan, Graham Sisson and Kyle Hanson scored for Bowdoin.
SALEM, Mass. - Using a 52-21 shot advantage, the Bowdoin College men's ice hockey team cruised to a 5-1 win over Salve Regina in the opening round of the Salem State Holiday Classic on Saturday. The Polar Bears improve to 6-1-1 as Salve Regina drops to 2-9-2 overall. Nick Smith stopped 20 shots for Bowdoin while Colin MacCormack posted a goal and an assist. Bowdoin will play the host Vikings for the tournament crown on Sunday at 7:00 p.m.
BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College men's ice hockey team is ranked 13th in the nation, according to the USCHO.com Division III poll released Monday. The Polar Bears rose two spots from the last set of rankings and enter winter break with their best record since 2005, when they closed the first semester with a mark of 7-1-0. Bowdoin (5-1-1) will return to action at the Salem State Holiday Classic December 27-28.
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - The Skidmore College men's ice hockey team beat Bowdoin for the first time since joining the ECAC East in 1999, taking a 6-4 win against the Polar Bears Saturday. Skidmore enters the semester break on a four-game win streak and a 4-2-0 overall and 2-2 ECAC East record. Bowdoin falls to 5-1-1 overall and 3-1-1 in NESCAC play.
CASTLETON, Vt. - The Bowdoin College men's ice hockey team remained unbeaten with a 5-3 victory at Castleton State on Friday evening. The 14th-ranked Polar Bears improve to 5-0-1 this year while Castleton falls to 1-4-0. Ryan Blossom scored twice for Bowdoin while Richard Nerland stopped 24 shots in goal.