Huskies and Polar Bears Settle for Tuesday Night Tie

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BRUNSWICK, Maine – The Bowdoin men's hockey team and the University of Southern Maine skated to a 4-4 back and forth tie on Tuesday evening.

The Polar Bears are 5-7-2, while the Huskies are 2-12-3 on the year.

Game Highlights

  • Michael Taormina pulled the puck off the boards in USM's zone and fed Cody Braga with a long breakout pass. Braga and Tyler Gardiner traded the puck back and forth before Braga put a shot on pads. Kyle St. Denis made a sliding save on the bid, but Gardiner put back the rebound at 7:14 in the first.
  • The Huskies extended their lead on a power play tally at 4:50 in the second. Taormina corralled the puck along the left boards in Bowdoin's zone and centered a pass to Michael Green for a one-timer.
  • Bowdoin cut the deficit in half six minutes later. With a scramble in front off Albert Washco's initial shot, Cody Todesco pushed the rebound over the goal line.
  • The Polar Bears tied the game 7:53 into the third. Todesco picked off a pass in Bowdoin territory and skated towards USM's zone. The senior dragged the puck across the goal face and Bradley Ingersoll took a shot from the open left post. Ingersoll's shot hit the outside netting and deflected to the boards. Ingersoll sent a centering pass into the crease and the puck deflected in.
  • USM answered five minutes later to regain the lead. Cody Braga finished off a scrum rush in front of Bowdoin's net.
  • A minute later, the game was knotted at 3-3 off a Jack Bliss tally.
  • Caleb Perez scored his first career goal to give the Polar Bears their first lead of the game with 3:21 to play. Todesco wrapped around the back of Southern Maine's net and found Perez waiting out front. Perez slid the puck past Peter Ciccarelli for the 4-3 edge.
  • Southern Maine pulled their goalie in the final minute and converted with 39 seconds remaining. Brendan Dowler took a shot from the right point and Taormina directed it beyond the reach of the goalie's stick.

By the Numbers

  • St. Denis ended the day with 26 saves.
  • Ciccarelli made 31 stops for the Huskies.
  • Both teams went 0-for-1 on the power play.

Up Next

  • The Polar Bears travel to Williams on Friday evening for a 7:00 p.m. NESCAC contest.
  • The Huskies play at Suffolk on Friday at 7:00 p.m.