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Men's hockey scores twice in third to earn big victory at Bowdoin, 2-1

BRUNSWICK, Maine -- Round one went to the Colby College men's hockey team and first-year goalie Andrew Tucci (pictured) in a thrilling 2-1 win over rival Bowdoin College on Friday night at Sid Watson Arena.

The Mules move to 3-0 in the NESCAC and 4-1 overall. The two teams will play again Saturday at 7 p.m. at Colby's Alfond Rink. 

Tucci made 21 of his 41 saves in a scoreless opening period. He earned the Pete Schuh Award, presented to the MVP of the Bowdoin/Colby game held in Brunswick.

Peter Cronin was a tough luck loser with a solid night at 34 saves, including 27 in the first two periods.

Despite the final score, this was hardly a defensive struggle. Both teams had quality opportunities in all periods. 

Trailing 1-0 after two periods and continuing a power play, first-year Kienan Scott tallied just 33 seconds into the third period. He came in on the right side, looked to center the puck, and had the puck go off a Bowdoin skater and into the net.

Colby's Cam MacDonald scored just 1:58 later for the eventual game-winning goal. Kevin Doherty pushed a pass to MacDonald on the right point. MacDonald fired a shot through traffic in front of the net and had the puck kick up and over the shoulder of Cronin.

Bowdoin had led 1-0 after two periods after a goal with just 17 seconds left in the second period. Cody Todesco scored his sixth of the year when a Colby defender gave up the puck near mid-ice.

Colby 2, Bowdoin 1

Scoring by Period - CLB 0-0-2=2; BOW 0-1-0=1

1st Period
Scoring - None
Penalties - None

2nd Period
Scoring - 1, BOW Cody Todesco/6 19:43 (SH)
Penalties - Jay Kourkoulis, BOW (Slashing) 18:57

3rd Period
Scoring - 2, CLB Kienan Scott/3 0:33 (PP)
3, CLB Cam MacDonald/2 (Kevin Doherty/2) 2:31 (GW)
Penalties - Kienan Scott, CLB (Tripping) 5:45; Thomas Dunleavy, BOW (Interference) 6:29; Chris Wallace, BOW (Cross-Checking) 7:27; Jack Burton, CLB (Interference) 8:44; Nick O'Connor, CLB (Holding) 11:11; Cody Todesco, BOW (Tripping) 12:00

Colby Goaltending - Andrew Tucci (59:57, 42 shots, 41 saves, 1 GA); Empty Net (0:03, 0 GA)

Bowdoin Goaltending - Peter Cronin (58:59, 36 shots, 34 saves, 2 GA); Empty Net (1:01, 0 GA)

Win - Andrew Tucci, CLB (4-1-0). Loss - Peter Cronin, BOW (0-3-0).

Shots On Goal - CLB 13-14-9=36; BOW 21-14-7=42

Power Plays - CLB 1 of 4; BOW 0 of 3

Penalties - CLB 3 (6 min); BOW 4 (8 min)

New Records - Colby 4-1-0, Bowdoin 3-3-0

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