Zafonte Shutout Leads Men's Hockey Over Huskies

Alex Zafonte posted his fourth shutout of the season with 35 saves against USM
Alex Zafonte posted his fourth shutout of the season with 35 saves against USM

BRUNSWICK, Maine – The Bowdoin men's hockey team picked up its third straight win in a 2-0 non-conference matchup against Southern Maine on Tuesday evening.

The Polar Bears climb to 7-11-0, while dropping the Huskies to 3-11-4.

Game Highlights

  • Southern Maine looked to strike early as Conor Ferrera received a feed from the left boards and handled towards Alex Zafonte. The first-year goalie denied Ferrera at the edge of the crease.
  • Chris Wallace had a promising look following a breakout pass from Cody Todesco in the waning minutes of the period, but Anthony D'Aloisio deflected the puck away.
  • With eight minutes to play in the second period, Bradley Ingersoll led Matthew Lison with a pass out of Bowdoin's zone. Lison skated into a one-on-goal, only to be stonewalled by D'Aloisio.
  • A minute later, Sasha Makarov lined up a shot that hit Zafonte square in the numbers from the inside edge of the circle.
  • Camil Blanchet attempted a wraparound shot with four minutes to play in the period, with D'Aloisio closing down the gap.
  • Bowdoin finally broke through with 3:43 remaining in the frame. Lison collected a loose puck in the left circle and skated across the ice, wristing a shot far post for the 1-0 lead.
  • The Huskies fired off a flurry of shots midway through the final frame while on the power play. Zafonte turned away a series of consecutive bids.
  • Todesco tallied an empty-netter with 40 seconds remaining as he saucered a shot on net from just outside Bowdoin's blue line.

By the Numbers

  • Zafonte earned his fourth shutout of the season with 35 saves. Every win the first-year has recorded in net this season has come in a shutout.
  • D'Aloisio recorded 27 saves for the Huskies.
  • Southern Maine went 0-for-5 on the power play.

Up Next

  • The Polar Bears have a bye-weekend in NESCAC play and return to the ice on February 2 at Amherst at 7:00 p.m.
  • The Huskies play at Skidmore on Friday evening with a 7:00 p.m. start.