WATERVILLE, Maine – Junior Bryan Green scored for the second-straight game, but Bowdoin College scored the game's first four goals on its way to a 6-1 victory over the Saint Anselm College men's ice hockey team in its opening game of the Bowdoin/Colby Face-Off on Saturday at Alfond Rink.
Bowdoin (2-2-0) built up a 4-0 lead after two periods following a three-goal second period and was led by two goals from Sebastian Foster. Green's goal early in the third got Saint Anselm (4-3-0) on the board only for the Polar Bears to tack on two late goals to end any threat of a comeback.
A goal from Pat Geary at the 11:08 mark was the lone goal of the opening period as the Polar Bears led 1-0 after 20 minutes. Bowdoin committed two minor penalties three seconds apart not long after Geary's opening goal, but the Hawks were unable to convert on the extended 5-on-3.
Bowdoin scored twice in the opening five and a half minutes of the second period as part of the three-goal outburst. Camil Blanchet set up Foster and Michael Brown on either side of a Chris Wallace power-play goal in the second for the Polar Bears.
Trailing 4-0 entering the third, Green netted his third of the season, all in the last five games, just 1:10 into the final period for Saint Anselm's lone tally of the game. Senior Nick Gorski assisted on Green's goal for his team-high fifth assist of the season.
The Polar Bears got late goals from Thomas Dunleavy and Foster in the span of 1:16 to cap the scoring. After being outshot 28-12 over the first two periods, Saint Anselm held a 19-14 advantage in shots in the third, but Peter Cronin made 18 of his 30 saves in the final period for Bowdoin to pick up the victory.
Two-time reigning Northeast-10 Conference Goaltender of the Week Shane Joyce posted a season-high 36 saves for Saint Anselm, falling to 3-2-0 on the season with the loss.
The Hawks conclude their showing at the Bowdoin/Colby Face-Off against Colby on Sunday, Nov. 26 at 1 p.m. at Bowdoin's Sidney J. Watson Arena.