Six Different Polar Bears Score as Bowdoin Ices Colby in Waterville

Six Different Polar Bears Score as Bowdoin Ices Colby in Waterville

BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College men's ice hockey team earned its biggest win over Colby since 1999 in a resounding 6-2 thumping of the Mules on Friday evening at Alfond Rink.

The Polar Bears, who scored four times in the second period, improve to 3-1-1 this season (1-1-1 NESCAC) and post the largest margin of victory by either team in the rivalry since a 5-1 Polar Bear win in November of '99. It is also the fifth straight victory by Bowdoin over Colby, the longest winning streak by either squad in the rivalry since Bowdoin won seven straight between '92-'95.

Colby falls to 1-4-0 (0-3-0 NESCAC) with its third-straight loss. The teams will battle again in Brunswick at 7:00 p.m. Saturday evening.

Bowdoin's Ryan Carney got things going with his first goal of the season at 13:29 of the opening frame. First-year Danny Palumbo sliced up the middle of the ice for his first career goal at 7:27 of the second period, only to see Colby's Cory McGrath answer 1:21 later to draw the Mules within 2-1. The Polar Bears poured it on late in the frame, getting goals from Robert Toczylowski, Jordan Lalor and Tim Coffey all in the span of 2:31 to give the visitors a 5-1 lead heading into the third.

Bowdoin killed off a Colby 5x3 power play early in the third and put the game out of reach when Rob MacGregor scored 5:42 into the stanza. Scott Harff added a goal for Colby with just 24 seconds remaining to close the final gap to 6-2.

Richard Nerland was excellent in net for Bowdoin, stopping 12 shots in the opening period and finishing with 26 for the game. Matt Delaney made 39 saves for Colby in the loss. Bowdoin held a 45-28 edge in shots and got multi-point games from Lalor (one goal, three assists) and John McGinnis (three assists).