Amherst Skates to 0-0 Overtime Tie With Bowdoin

Amherst Skates to 0-0 Overtime Tie With Bowdoin

AMHERST, Mass. – Senior Dave Cunningham made 30 total saves, including 11 in the third period, as the Amherst College men's ice hockey team skated to a 0-0 tie against Bowdoin College at Watson Arena Friday evening.

RECORDS

Amherst (3-4-4, 2-1-3)
Bowdoin (4-5-2, 2-3-2) 

GAME HIGHLIGHTS

  • Sophomore Will Vosejpka nearly gave Amherst the 1-0 lead with four minutes remaining in the opening period, however his well placed shot was deflected away by Bowdoin net minder Peter Cronin before being tracked down midair by Jason Nawrocki.
  • Austin Ricci returned the favor two minutes later, sending a one-timer from point blank range towards the Amherst goal, however Cunningham was up to the task.
  • Cunningham made another stellar save with under a minute remaining in the first, gloving a shot from Spencer Antunez.
  • Kevin Ryder '16 had one of Amherst's best opportunities with five minutes left in the final frame, sneaking an off-speed shot through the Polar Bear defense, however Cronin was able to get his eyes on the puck to make the pad save.
  • Todesco had another close call for the Polar Beas midway through the overtime period, intercepting a pass at Bowdoin's blueline, skating down rink and ringing a shot off the pipe. 
  • Brendan Burke had the Purple & White's final opportunity of the game, teeing up an open shot with under two minutes to play only to have a Bowdoin defender make a desperation slide to break up the play.  
  • Bowdoin's Cronin collected 46 saves for Bowdoin in the outing, while Cunningham finished the game with 30.
  • Amherst held a 46-30 advantage in shots on goal, including a 21-11 edge in the third period. Neither team was able to capitalize on the man advantage in the matchup, with the Purple & White finishing 0-3 and Bowdoin finishing 0-2.

UP NEXT

  • Amherst travels to Waterville, Maine to take on NESCAC rival Colby College on Saturday, Jan. 9 starting at 3 p.m.
  • Bowdoin is set to host Hamilton College on Jan. 9 at 3 p.m.