Polar Bears Unable to Top Trinity on Saturday

Cody Todesco gave the Polar Bears an early lead with an unassisted tally
Cody Todesco gave the Polar Bears an early lead with an unassisted tally

BRUNSWICK, Maine – The Bowdoin men's hockey team dropped a 5-1 Saturday conference matchup to Trinity at Watson Arena.

The Polar Bears suffer a pair of weekend setbacks and settle in at 5-7-1 (3-5-1 NESCAC). The Bantams leave Maine at 9-3-2 (5-2-1 NESCAC).

Game Highlights

  • Bowdoin took an early lead 3:15 into the game. A Trinity defender controlled the puck in the Bantam's own zone, but Cody Todesco saw an opening and poked the puck off his stick and past Tedy Loughborough.
  • Playing shorthanded seven minutes into the frame, Albert Washco broke out of the Polar Bears zone and skated uncontested down the ice towards Loughborough. Washco tried to pull towards the right post, but was met by a goalie pad.
  • The Bantams stepped up pressure in the final five minutes and peppered Alex Zafonte. A scramble of players from both teams crowded the crease and James Callahan bounced a shot off the crossbar. Zafonte regained position and poked the rebound away.
  • Trinity evened the game with a power play goal 4:08 into the second. Liam Feeney passed the puck from the right point to Taggart Corriveau low on the near side. Corriveau found Lucas Michaud with a cross, allowing Michaud to go top shelf.
  • Timothy Weinstein put another Trinity shot off the crossbar in the second. The Bantams took a 2-1 lead with 1:50 remaining in the frame. Eric Benshadle carried down the right boards and centered a pass to Nicholas Polsinelli for an open look at net. Polsinelli put an elevated shot past Zafonte.
  • Midway through the final frame, Michael Grande ripped a slapshot from the right point to extend Trinity's lead to 3-1.
  • The Polar Bears nearly survived a five-on-three penalty kill, but Michael Grande collected a loose puck along the left boards and circled to the high slot. Grande wristed a shot off the left pipe that ricocheted in.
  • Grande added an empty netter in the final four minutes.

By the Numbers

  • Zafonte ended the day with a career high 48 saves.
  • Loughborough made 30 stops for Trinity.
  • The Bantams went 2-for-5 on the power play.
  • Bowdoin went 0-for-5.

Up Next

  • Bowdoin hosts USM on Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.
  • Trinity hosts Tufts on Friday to begin a weekend homestand.