BRUNSWICK, Maine --(Michelle Manheimer, Bowdoin College) Connecticut College defeated the men's ice hockey team 3-2 in overtime after scoring an equalizer in the final minutes of regulation on Friday evening.
Bowdoin falls to 4-3-1 (1-3-1 NESCAC) as Connecticut College collects its first win of the season to improve to 1-7-0 (1-4-0 NESCAC). Bowdoin still leads the Camels all-time by a 19-6-3 margin.
The Camels came out of the gates with offensive pressure that immediately put Bowdoin's Max Fenkell on the spot. JC Cangelosi received a pass between two defenders and skated unimpeded towards Fenkell. Skating left and trying to slip the puck past Fenkell, Cangelosi's shot couldn't find any open space between the goalie's skate and post. Bowdoin broke the deadlock with just two minutes remaining in the period, as Tim Coffey took a pass low on the left circle and capitalized on an open angle.
Bowdoin took the 2-0 lead 6:12 into the second period, as Matt Sullivan netted his first career goal. Danny Palumbo dished a pass from behind the net for Sullivan to one-time outside the crease. The Camels answered right back, just 24 seconds later. Steve Servideo and Mike Sinsigalli executed a clean give and go to pull Fenkell and earn an open shot on net.
The Camels sent the game into overtime with just 2:14 left. On the power play, Connecticut College crashed in on net forcing Fenkell to play the puck on the left post. Joe Giordano pulled the puck around the pile and netted the equalizer. With only 54 seconds off the overtime clock, the Camels captured their first win over the Polar Bears since 2011. As Cangelosi skated down the left side and over the red line, he passed back to Keith Veronesi in the slot. Veronesi's one-timer lofted over Fenkell's left shoulder to end the game.
Bowdoin held a slight 36-35 edge in shots, with both goalies playing all of regulation and overtime.
The Camels travel to Waterville tomorrow afternoon for a 3:00 PM start at Colby. Bowdoin will host Tufts in game two of this NESCAC weekend, beginning at 4:00 PM