Men's Hockey Late Rally Comes Up Short Against Colby

Washco recorded an assist and the late goal for Bowdoin
Washco recorded an assist and the late goal for Bowdoin

BRUNSWICK, Maine – The Colby men's ice hockey team came away with a 3-2 victory in the 212th meeting between the Polar Bears and Mules on Saturday evening.

The Polar Bears fall to 6-10-2 and 3-8-1 in conference play. Colby climbs to 7-7-3 (4-6-2 NESCAC).

Game Highlights

  • Colby went up 1-0, scoring with 5:07 remaining in the first. Thomas Stahlhuth and Justin Grillo traded the puck from post to post, forcing Alex Zafonte to slide back and forth across the crease, with Grillo finally burying a shot from the left side.
  • The Mules quickly added another goal on the power play. Stahlhuth controlled the puck on the right point and centered to Kienan Scott. Scott slipped a pass left to Nick O'Connor on the left who clanked a shot off the crossbar and into the net.
  • Bowdoin broke through with three seconds remaining in the period, quickly converting on the power play. Albert Washco brought the puck up from the back boards on the left side and crossed to Bradley Ingersoll for a one-timer.
  • The best chance for either team in the second came on a Colby power play minutes into the frame as Grillo rang a shot off the post that bounced back across the goal face.
  • Five minutes into the third Washco wristed a shot over a sliding defender and the crossbar.
  • Colby converted on another power play with 6:01 remaining in the game. O'Conner received the puck at the left point and centered to Scott who fed Stahlhuth at the right point. Stahlhuth put a shot inside the near post for a 3-1 lead.
  • With a six-on-four advantage, Bowdoin pulled within one with 37 seconds remaining. Cody Todesco had the puck in the left corner and found Washco on the near dot. Washco took a shot through traffic towards the far post to double Bowdoin's goal tally.

By the Numbers

  • Both teams went 2-for-5 on the power play.
  • Zafonte made 24 stops for the Polar Bears.
  • Mack Burton picked up his first win in net with 29 saves.
  • Stahlhuth received the Peter Schuh Trophy for game MVP.

Up Next

  • The Polar Bears host Amherst on February 1 at 7:00 p.m.
  • The Mules host the University of Southern Maine on Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.