January 24

College Roundup: Bowdoin men’s hockey team wins OT thriller

The Polar Bears beat Middlebury, 5-4.

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Mitch Barrington scored 50 seconds into overtime Friday night to lift the Bowdoin men’s hockey team to a 5-4 win over Middlebury.

The Polar Bears took a 2-0 lead on a goal from Connor Quinn just 1:42 into the contest and a short-handed effort from Danny Palumbo with 1:07 left in the first period.

Middlebury scored two goals in the second period to tie the game. Colin Downey scored on a power play 31 seconds into the third to regain the lead for Bowdoin, but Middlebury added two more and led 4-3 with 2:25 left in regulation.

With just 33 seconds left, Ollie Koo sent the game into overtime with the Polar Bear’s second power-play goal.

Bowdoin improves to 10-4-2 overall and 6-4-1 in NESCAC, while Middlebury drops to 6-7-2 and 4-4-1.

NORWICH 5, UNE 1: Paul Russell scored twice, and the Cadets (13-3-2, 9-1-1 ECAC East) outshot the Nor’easters 45-10 in a rout at Northfield, Vt.

Jared Melman scored for UNE (7-11-1, 4-8).

COLBY 2, WILLIAMS 1: Ben Chwick scored with 1:22 left as Colby (9-5-3, 6-4-1) nipped Williams (10-3-2, 6-1-2) at Alfond Rink in Waterville.

The Mules opened the scoring at 4:02 of the first period when Tyler Lingel scored with assists from Colin Reilly and Devin Albert. Williams tied the game at 11:37 on an unassisted goal from Tyler Young.

Colby goalie Sam Parker made 31 saves. Williams goalie Sean Dougherty faced just 16 shots.

ST. MICHAEL’S 7, SOUTHERN MAINE 1: Danny Divis had two goals and an assist, and A.J. Pieprzak had a goal and two assists as the Purple Knights (2-13-1, 1-9-1 ECAC East) handled the Huskies (4-9-5, 3-7-2) at South Burlington, Vt.

Zach Dymock scored off assists from Ryan Seward and Alex Pompeo, and Josh Hillegas made 28 saves for the Huskies.

WOMEN’S HOCKEY

NORTHEASTERN 4, MAINE 3: Kelly Wallace scored 2:54 into overtime to lift the Huskies (10-12-2, 6-6-2 Hockey East) over the Black Bears (3-15-5, 1-9-3) at Boston.

Maine took a 3-2 lead when Hailey Brown scored a power-play goal 9:47 into the third period. Northeastern got the equalizer five minutes later.

Audra Richards and Brianne Kilgour also scored for the Black Bears. Kilgour also had an assist.

Maine goalie Meghann Treacy finished with 34 saves.

SALVE REGINA 3, SOUTHERN MAINE 1: Salve Regina goalie Colleen Marcik made 29 saves and held the Huskies (9-8-1, 6-3 ECAC East) to one power-play goal in a win at USM Ice Arena in Gorham.

Molly O’Sullivan put Salve Regina (10-5-3, 5-4) in front just 1:56 into the game. The visitors took a 3-0 lead in the second period when Monika Borkowski and Danielle Phalon scored.

Erin Banfield provided the lone goal for the Huskies, scoring off a feed from Julia Pearl with 1:43 left in the second period.

Southern Maine goalie Liz Bergstrom finished with 26 stops.

MIDDLEBURY 4, BOWDOIN 0: Katie Sullivan notched a pair of goals as the Panthers (11-1-2, 7-0-2 NESCAC) scored three times during a 1:42 span in the second period to pull away from the Polar Bears (8-6-1, 3-3-1) at Middlebury, Vt.

Annabelle Jones stopped 18 shots to record the shutout. Lan Crofton made 15 saves for the Polar Bears.

WILLIAMS 2, COLBY 1: Michaela Levine scored in overtime to lift Williams (8-6-1, 5-5-1 NESCAC) over Colby (5-7-2, 3-5-1), at Williamstown, Mass.

The Mules took a 1-0 lead in the first period when Lauren Guarente scored with help from Katie McLaughlin and Kailey Buxbaum. The Ephs were unable to tie it until the third period. Hannah Beattie scored 3:16 into the final frame, sending the game into overtime.

Colby goaltender Brianne Wheeler had 39 saves. Margaret Draper stopped shots 22 for Williams.

SUNY CANTON 1, UNE 1: Jenni Poulin scored an early third-period goal to help the University of New England (5-9-4) rally for a tie against the Kangaroos (6-12-3) in Biddeford.

Karlee Cree scored for SUNY Canton. UNE outshot the Kangaroos 44-21.

FOOTBALL

NOTRE DAME: Coach Brian Kelly hired former Washington Redskins quarterbacks coach Matt LaFleur to hold the same position for the Fighting Irish.

LaFleur was fired, along with most of the Redskins staff, after a 3-13 season. He was an offensive assistant under Kelly at Central Michigan in 2004-05.

STANFORD: Assistant coach Lance Anderson was promoted to defensive coordinator, replacing new Vanderbilt head coach Derek Mason.

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