Camels Win 50th Codfish Bowl Championship in Shootout-Conlin Honored as MVP

Camels Win 50th Codfish Bowl Championship in Shootout-Conlin Honored as MVP

DORCHESTER, Mass.—Junior net-minder Tom Conlin (Norwood, Mass.) made 30 saves and went on to  stop seven of eight shots in overtime to lead the Connecticut College men's hockey team to the Codfish Bowl Championship at UMass Boston Monday.

Conlin was honored as the Tournament's Most Valuable Player. Playing just a few miles from his home in Norwood, the junior returned to the Commonwealth to stop 69 of 71 shots, compiling a 1.04 goals against average to go with an impressive .971 save percentage for the tournament champions.               

The game ended in a 1-1 draw but senior captain Zach Jones (Gibsonia, Pa.) scored the difference making goal in the eighth and deciding round of the shootout to lift the Camels to the win.

Sebastian Meltzer (Montreal, Quebec) contributed a second period goal while classmate JC Cangelosi (Estero, Fla.) potted a score in the third round of the shootout.

Jones and Cangelosi garnered All-Tournament Team honors for Connecticut College.

"This weekend was a great team effort," said Connecticut College Head Coach Jim Ward. "Both games were very different and we adjusted well to the style of play. I am especially happy for the seniors as they have worked hard and made strong contributions in many ways to help the team create and establish the identity that they envision. Tom Conlin was very good in net and our penalty kill was solid. This is a great way to start the New Year."

Ward's pk was a perfect 9-for-9 on the weekend, a positive sign to carry with them into the coming weekend's action.

The Camels improve their record to 3-5-2 while extending their unbeaten streak to four.

The Foresters move to 7-3-3 on the season. They had received seven votes in the latest USCHO National Ranking which means the Camels have now earned a win or tie against teams mentioned or ranked nationally in three out of the last four outings 

Senior defenseman Charlie Stein (Lewisburg, N.Y.) accounted for Lake Forest's goal 59 seconds into the third period. Junior goaltender Leo Podolsky (Oakville, Ontario) collected 11 of his 29 saves in the third period while adding four in the overtime session to send the game to the shootout.