52nd Annual Codfish Bowl Round 2: Connecticut College 8, Franklin Pierce U. 2 Mowery Leads Camels to Victory in Beantown with First Collegiate Hat-Trick

52nd Annual Codfish Bowl Round 2: Connecticut College 8, Franklin Pierce U. 2 Mowery Leads Camels to Victory in Beantown with First Collegiate Hat-Trick

DORCHESTER, Mass.—Senior forward Ryan Mowery (Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.) had three goals and one assist to lead the Connecticut College men's hockey team to an 8-2 victory against Franklin Pierce University in the second round of the 52nd Annual Codfish Bowl hosted by UMass-Boston Friday.

The Camels finish third in the tournament while improving their record to 2-7-1. The Ravens slipped to 6-8-1 with the loss. 

The Camels will host Manhattanville Thursday January 5 at 7:00 p.m. in New London.

Senior captain Joe Giordano (Ellington, Conn.), sophomore Jake Farabee (Cicero, N.Y.) along with freshmen Jeff Thompson (Shelburne, Vt.) and Jacob Moreau (Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Québec) all contributed with a goal and an assist in the offensive uprising for the Camels. Senior Brian Belisle (Cumberland, R.I.) had two assists in the win. Eleven of the 18 Camel skaters finished with at least one point in the win for the Camels, who were a perfect 5-for-5 on their penalty kill while also executing on five of their 10 power plays.

Rookie net-minder Avery Gobbo (Mississauga, Ont.) turned aside 18 shots in the triumph. 

Sophomore defenseman Jack Williams (Suffield, Conn.) and junior forward Jonathan Haun (Buffalo, N.Y.) accounted for the Ravens' offense with goals.

Junior net-minder Tom McGuckin (Clayton, N.J.) had 16 stops in the opening period of action, surrendering three Camel goals. Senior Austin Christopher (Winthrop, Maine) finished with 18 saves in the closing two periods of action. 

Giordano opened the scoring with his 17th collegiate score with 10:01 remaining in the first. Conner Judson (Pepper Pike, Ohio) assisted on the score.  The Camels skated off two minor penalties before they got back on the board with 1:41 remaining in the opening frame. Mowery scored the first of his trifecta with Belisle and Dan Driscoll (Salem, Mass.) assisting on the marker.  Just 46 seconds later, the Camels made it a 3-0 game when Ryan Petti (Tewksbury, Mass.) potted his second score of the season with assists coming from Moreau and Farabee.  The Camels held a 19-to-5 advantage on the shot chart in the first.

In the middle period, the teams exchanged goals with Williams scoring for the Ravens 8:22 into the frame before Moreau closed out the second with a power play marker with 9:34 remaining. Rory Garlasco (Wayne, N.J.) and Mason Evans (Buffalo, N.Y.) earned assists and the Camels led 4-1 after two periods of play. 

FPU clawed back to within 4-2 when Haun put in an unassisted marker with 15:18 remaining. But the Camels executed on their special teams down the stretch to put this game out of reach with four consecutive power play goals scored in a span of 5:22.

Mowery celebrated with the hat trick with 7:59 remaining before Thompson closed out the scoring with his fifth goal of the season, tying Belisle for the club lead with his 10th point with 7:11 to go.