WATERVILLE, Maine – The Endicott men's ice hockey team scored a pair of goals in every period to claim a 6-3 win over Bowdoin College on Saturday afternoon at Alfond Rink. Endicott has now won five games in a row and also remains unbeaten over its last six games (5-0-1).
The Gulls raced out to a 3-0 advantage shortly into the second period via goals from Ross Olsson (Billerica, Mass.), Josh Bowes (Sturgeon County, Alberta, Canada), and Thomas Daniels (St. Louis, Mo.).
Bowdoin went on to answer Daniels' tally – which came at 1:07 of the second – with back-to-back markers from Chris Wallace (Nesconset, N.Y.), and Austin Ricci (Windham, N.H.) at 2:24 and 3:13, respectively, to cut the Polar Bears deficit to one goal.
Endicott freshman Cam Bleck (Lake Forest, Ill.) capped the scoring in second period and reclaimed the Gulls' two-goal cushion on the scoreboard with his third marker of the season at 18:50 on feeds by Bowes and Connor Costello (Nottingham, N.H.).
The Polar Bears didn't go quietly in the third as Camil Blanchet (Swanzey, N.H.) brought the game back within one goal at the 4:10 mark, but John Carricato (Ridge, N.Y.) responded with his first career collegiate goal for Endicott only 2:26 later to put the brakes on a comeback attempt by Bowdoin.
Lloyd Hayes (West Newbury, Mass.) sealed the win with the all-important insurance goal at the 11:26 mark of the third.
BEYOND THE BOX SCORE
- Endicott has averaged five goals a game during its current five game winning streak.
- The Gulls last loss came against Nichols on November 4, a 3-2 overtime decision on the road.
- Hayes registered his second multi-point game of the season in today's victory.
- Kevin Aldridge (Beverly Hills, Mich.) stopped 28 shots to push his record to 5-1-2 on the year.
- Endicott had 11 assists in the game including two apiece by Olsson, Daniels, and Alexander Bonito (Buffalo, N.Y.).
- Olsson registered his third career multi-point game, while Daniels notched his first (both student-athletes had one goal and two assists).
FOR THE FOES
- Bowdoin junior goaltender Mark Schiller (Half Moon Bay, Calif.) compiled 27 saves in his first career start (0-1-0).
- The Polar Bears went 1-for-4 on the power play in today's loss.
- Blanchet and Wallace are tied for the team lead in goals with two apiece.
Endicott (5-1-2) takes on Colby College tomorrow at 1 p.m. in the second game of the Bowdoin/Colby Face-Off Classic. Bowdoin (0-3-1) hosts UMass Boston on Sunday at 4 p.m.