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Contact: William Sodoma
Date: December 1, 2012
WATERVILLE, Maine --- The 200th meeting between the Bowdoin College and Colby College men's hockey teams went to the Polar Bears on Saturday night at a packed Alfond Rink.
The Polar Bears moved to 6-0-1 overall with a 5-2 victory over Colby in New England Small College Athletic Conference play.
A day after winning 3-1 in the 199th meeting at Bowdoin, the Polar Bears broke open a tight 3-2 game after two periods with two scores in the final 20 minutes. Colby and Bowdoin have met more than any other NCAA Division III hockey rivalry.
Bowdoin went 3-for-5 on the power play, while the Mules managed a 1-for-7 effort. The Polar Bears scored first with the extra man at 3:00 of the first period when Harry Matheson tallied from John McGinnis and Colin Downey.
The Mules fought back and tied the game when Ray Zeek tallied at 9:44 on the power play from Chris Kennedy and Nick Trepp.
The Polar Bears scored their second power play goal and went ahead for good at 13:29 of the opening period. Daniel Weiniger made it 2-1 off assists from Downey and Timothy McGarry.
Bowdoin's special teams were key again just 55 seconds into the second period when Rob MacGregor took advantage of a give away and scored a shorthanded unassisted goal.
Matt Gelnaw cut the margin to 3-2 when he scored at 8:45 of the second period from Jonathan Sdao and Jake Billiar.
The Mules started the third period on the power play, but could not score another goal. Bowdoin's Connor Quinn took a pass from McGarry and scored on a breakaway at 6:15 for a 4-2 margin. Kyle Lockwood closed out the scoring for the Polar Bears at 10:04.
Max Fenkell stopped 19 shots for the Polar Bears, while Colby goalie Jordan Nathan made 25 saves.