BRUNSWICK, Maine — Austin Ricci broke a 3-3 tie early in the third period, and Cody Todesco added an empty-net goal in the final minute to give Bowdoin College a 5-3 victory over the University of New England in non-conference men’s ice hockey action Tuesday evening at Sid Watson Arena.
Samuel Michaud and Armand Uolmoleale each had a big evening in UNE’s setback, combining for six points with a goal and two assists apiece. Ian Rodden had the other tally for the Nor’easters(3-3-1).
For Bowdoin (2-1-0), Todesco finished with a pair of markers, while Ricci, Matthew Lison and Thomas Dunleavy each scored once.
With his team trailing 1-0, Michaud evened the score with UNE on a 5-on-3 power play. Blaise Healy sent a shot on-goal, and Michaud was there on the right doorstep to clean up the play.
Dunleavy would score less than two minutes later to give the Polar Bears a 2-1 lead heading into first intermission.
Continuing his recent hot streak, Uomoleale drew the Nor’easters even just 18 seconds into the middle frame when he converted a feed from Michaud after UNE controlled the opening face-off and moved the puck into its offensive zone.
Rodden would give UNE a 3-2 lead at 8:19 of the second, one-timing a pass by Michaud from the slot.
That one-goal cushion was short-lived by the Nor’easters, though, as Todesco scored his first of the evening one minute later.
UNE had the better side in the shot department, finishing with a 36-29 advantage.
Joe Noonan finished with 24 stops for the Nor’easters, while his counterpart, Erick Wurman had 33 for Bowdoin.