BRUNSWICK, Maine – The Bowdoin men's hockey team suffered its first shutout of the season at the hands of Wesleyan in a 5-0 game on Friday evening.
The Polar Bears fall to 5-6-1 (3-4-1 NESCAC) as the top-ranked Cardinals improve to 7-3-1 (6-0-1 NESCAC).
- The Cardinals held a slight edge in possession in the opening period, highlighted by a three-on-two breakaway with five minutes to play. Sean Ross rang a shot off the post for the most promising bid of the game by either team.
- Wesleyan struck with 33 seconds remaining in the period after sustained pressure in Bowdoin's zone. Chris White pushed the puck down the left boards to Walker Harris in the corner. Harris found Vincent Lima with a cross to the far post for a quick put back.
- Bowdoin came out and earned a scoring opportunity of the opening faceoff as Cody Todesco beat a defender and put the puck off the post.
- Harris set up the Cardinal's second goal of the game 1:03 into the period. Collecting the puck behind the net, Harris fed Andy Espinoza for a quick one-timer in front of the net.
- The Cardinals exploded for three power play goals in the final four minutes to put the game away. Tyler Wyatt opened the flood gates with 3:16 to play and Vincent Lima added another 18 seconds later. Danny Sorabella finished it off with a goal with 36 seconds to play.
By the Numbers
- Tim Sestak picked up his third shutout of the season, stopping all 27 shots he faced.
- Alex Zafonte made 33 saves for the Polar Bears.
- Wesleyan went 3-for-5 on the power play. Bowdoin was 0-for-3.
- The Polar Bears host Trinity at 4:00 p.m.
- The Cardinals travel to Colby for a 3:00 p.m. start.