Men's Hockey Tames Huskies in 3-2 Victory

Mitch Barrington scored his first goal of the season, and Bowdoin's game-winner, against USM
Mitch Barrington scored his first goal of the season, and Bowdoin's game-winner, against USM

GORHAM, Maine - Mitch Barrington scored a power-play goal midway through the third period to give the Bowdoin men's hockey team a 3-2 victory over the University of Southern Maine Huskies in a non-conference matchup Tuesday evening at the USM Ice Arena.

The win was the second straight, and third in the last four games, for the Polar Bears, and improved their overall record to 3-4-1.  The Huskies dropped their third straight game to fall to 5-7-0 heading into their exam and holiday break.

Game Highlights

  • Todd Bannerman cleaned up the rebound of a shot by Cole Klippenstein that had been blocked by a Bowdoin defender.
  • The Polar Bears equalized 37 seconds into the second period as John-Alexander Kourkoulis fired a shot from the right point. Matt Sullivan won a faceoff back to Kourkoulis who fired into the traffic.
  • Bowdoin took its first lead in the game at 14:07 when Sebastian Foster netted the rebound of Daniel McMullan's shot.
  • Southern Maine tied the game early in the third period as Zach Dymock snapped a shot from the left-wing circle past Erik Wurman after Tyler Mathieu won a faceoff. 
  • Barrington took a pass from Camil Blanchet along the left-wing boards and wristed a shot from the blue line that found its way through a maze of players to beat USM goalie Kyle Shapiro at 9:57 snapping a 2-2 tie. The goal was the first of the season for Barrington.

By the Numbers

  • Wurman finished the game with 16 saves.
  • Kyle Shapiro registered 20 stops before being pulled in the final 1:40 for an extra skater.
  • The Polar Bears held a 23-18 advantage in shots, despite being outshot 10-5 in the opening period.
  • Bowdoin went 1-for-2 on the power play, while USM was 0-for-2

Up Next

  • Bowdoin is back in action this weekend as the Polar Bears host Tufts on Friday at 7:00 p.m.
  • Southern Maine is off until January 5 when the Huskies travel to Colby.