|Bowdoin College||Hamilton College|
CLINTON, N.Y. – The Hamilton men’s ice hockey team remained the only unbeaten collegiate hockey team with a 6-3 win over visiting Bowdoin on Saturday afternoon.
The ninth-ranked Continentals are 10-0-2 (5-0-2 NESCAC) and held the Polar Bears (6-6-0, 3-5-0 NESCAC) scoreless until the third period.
Brandon Willett tallied a hat trick for the Continentals, including goals in each of the first two periods, to give the hosts a 2-0 lead 40 minutes into action. His capped the hat trick with an empty netter in the final seconds.
The teams combined for seven goals in the final period. Joseph Lace cut put Bowdoin within one, trimming the score to 2-1, 1:47 into the third period.
Hamilton put away back-to-back goals within two minutes of each other to push their lead to 4-1 less than ten minutes into the period.
Ian Nichols put another goal away for the Continentals before Thomas Dunleavy capped Bowdoin’s scoring.
Willett’s empty netter with 38 seconds remaining sealed the win for Hamilton.
Peter Cronin made 26 stops in net for the Polar Bears. Evan Buitenhuis had 27 saves for Hamilton.
Bowdoin went 0-for-2 on the power play. The Continentals were 1-for-4.