Hamilton Scores Four Unanswered Goals to Earn Comeback Win

Christian Capello gave the Polar Bears an early lead in the first period
Christian Capello gave the Polar Bears an early lead in the first period

BRUNSWICK, Maine – The Hamilton men's ice hockey team overcame a three goal deficit to come back and win 4-3 at Bowdoin on Saturday evening.

Jason Brochu tallied the hattrick to lead the Continentals to 9-9-2 (7-5-2 NESCAC). The Polar Bears fall to 6-12-2 (3-10-1 NESCAC).

Game Highlights

  • Bowdoin broke through midway into the first period. Michael Brown flipped the puck up from the boards in front of Bowdoin's bench. Christian Capello skated onto it and snaked around a Hamilton defender to enter the zone. Capello deked around a second Continental before putting a shot away top left shelf.
  • Seconds into a Hamilton power play, Brochu rifled a wrister off the post. The Polar Bears responded as Albert Washco sped off down to the opposite end with a Continental in toe. Washco battled past his defender and pulled right, then left, and backhanded a shot for the short-handed tally at 12:42.
  • The Polar Bears went up 3-0 five minutes into the second period. Pat Geary worked the puck behind the net and eventually emerged at the left post. Geary went bar down to extend Bowdoin's lead.
  • The Continentals responded three minutes later on the power play. Joey Moore had the puck at the right point and centered to Bennett Morrison who fired a shot on pads. Erik Wurman denied the bid, but Brochu pounced on the rebound for a quick put back.
  • With 4:31 remaining in the period, Hamilton cut the deficit to one. Josh Labonte teed up a shot from the right point and Brochu deflected it past the goaltender.
  • Hamilton tied the game with a shorthanded goal at 2:36 in the third. Brochu completed the hattrick as the puck escaped the Continentals zone and slid down the ice towards Bowdoin's end. Brochu beat a Polar Bear to the puck and one-timed a laser past Wurman.
  • Another special teams play gave Hamilton the lead at 6:02. Controlling the puck on the power play just inside the blue line, the Continentals moved the puck left to right and back. Brochu centered to Nick Rutigliano who put a shot towards net. Nick Ursitti deflected the puck as it flew past.

By the Numbers

  • Anthony Tirabassi made 16 saves for the win.
  • Wurman made 35 stops for Bowdoin.
  • Hamilton went 2-for-7 on the power play.
  • Bowdoin was 0-for-2 on the power play.

Up Next

  • Bowdoin plays at Wesleyan next Friday at 7:00 p.m.
  • Hamilton plays at Connecticut College on February 8 at 7:00 p.m.