Bowdoin Women's Ice Hockey 2018-19 Season Preview

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Head Coach: Marissa O'Neil
Captains: Marissa Fichter, Brooke Solomon

2017-18 Recap (13-9-3): Bowdoin opened the season with a 6-0-1 record during the first semester. The Polar Bears struggled in January but picked up a NESCAC series sweep against Wesleyan to change course. The team earned the fifth seed to the conference tournament and traveled to Hamilton for the quarterfinals. After upsetting Hamilton 3-1, the Polar Bears played at top-seeded Middlebury in a close 2-1 semifinal setback. Seniors Brigit Bergin and Julia Dachille earned All-NESCAC and All-New England honors. Brooke Solomon paced the Polar Bears with 25 points, including 19 assists, while Dachille tallied a team-leading 16 goals. Kerri St. Denis played more than 1000 minutes in net and compiled 426 saves and a .940 save percentage.

2018-19 Preview: Bowdoin returns four of its top five scorers and St. Denis in net. Tala Glass dished out seven assists and added six goals from the blue line and Julia Surgenor scored five goals with eight assists in her first collegiate season. The Polar Bears also see the return of Miranda Bell who played in 2014-15 and 2015-16. Bell led Bowdoin with 11 goals and 12 assists in her sophomore season, including four power play and three game-winning goals. Bowdoin opens with a Saturday/Sunday series against Colby on November 17-18. The Polar Bears play host on Sunday at 3:00 p.m. Bowdoin has four home games in December before kicking off the bulk of their NESCAC slate with a home series against Williams (Jan. 4-5). Bowdoin also hosts the Middlebury weekend (Jan. 18-19) and Connecticut College (Feb. 8-9).

Follow Online: Watch home games courtesy of the Northeast Sports Network and all contests will be available via live statistics. You can also follow the team on the free Bowdoin Front App, available on the App Store for Apple users and Google Play for Android users.