Cardinals Ground Men's Hockey in Friday Night Action

Daniel McMullan pulled the Polar Bears within one goal during the final period
Daniel McMullan pulled the Polar Bears within one goal during the final period

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – The Bowdoin men's ice hockey team suffered a 5-3 setback to Wesleyan in Friday night NESCAC action.

The Polar Bears fall to 8-12-0 (5-9-0 NESCAC) while the Cardinals climb to 11-5-4 (6-4-4 NESCAC).

Game Highlights

  • The hosts jumped out to a 1-0 lead 8:56 into the first frame, but Cody Todesco evened the game three minutes later. Todesco's goal, with helpers notched by Sebastian Foster and Matthew Lison, sent the two teams into the first intermission tied at 1-1.
  • Bowdoin took its first lead of the game 9:20 into the second period. Spencer Antunez scored with a wraparound goal, but the Cardinals responded with a power play equalizer just under 13 minutes into action.
  • With 1:56 to play in the second, Luke Babcock gave his team their second lead of the night. Wesleyan entered the final period up 3-2.
  • The Cardinals added to their total off a Jordan Jancze goal with 4:15 left in the game. Daniel McMullan responded a minute later, pushing the score to 4-3 with his first goal of the season.
  • Wesleyan iced the game with an empty-netter with 14 seconds to go.

By the Numbers

  • Wesleyan outshot Bowdoin by a 22-15 margin.
  • Peter Cronin ended the day with 21 saves, while Dawson Sprigings made 21 stops.
  • The Cardinals went 1-for-4 on the power play, while staying out of the penalty box all game.

Up Next

  • Bowdoin travels to Trinity tomorrow for a 4:00 p.m. game.