BRUNSWICK, Maine – Four goals in the opening 8:38 by the home team was enough to best the Mammoths as the Amherst College men's ice hockey team fell to Bowdoin College, 5-0 Saturday afternoon at Sidney J. Watson Arena.
With the loss, Amherst falls to 2-9-1 on the season and to 1-6-0 in league play, while Bowdoin improves to 7-5-0 overall (4-3-0 NESCAC). Amherst continues their seven-game road trip next Friday, Jan. 17 when they travel to Connecticut College for a 7:00PM battle.
Striking 1:07 into the game to take a 1-0 lead, Thomas Dunleavy powered a snap shot from the high slot over the glove of the Mammoths' keeper with assists from Bradley Ingersoll and Patrick Ault before Albert Washco doubled the Polar Bears' edge just over two minutes later as his wrister from the top of the left circle snuck into the bottom corner, nearside.
Chris Brown made it 3-0 with 14:03 on the clock when his low wrist shot from the blue line deflected off a stick in front of the net and into the nylon. Jimmy Duffy had the final goal of the first period to give the home team a 4-0 lead heading into intermission, capitalizing on a dish from Cam Berube.
Adding another marker to the board with 7:56 remaining in the second stanza, Andy Stoneman made the most of a 2-v-1 rush as his shot deflected off the skate of the Mammoths' defender and over the goal line.
In between the pipes, Dan Dachille '23 (1-2-1) registered 18 saves for Amherst in the losing effort, while Alex Zafonte (7-4-0) made 36 stops for the Polar Bears in the victory.
The Mammoths finished the contest with a 36-23 advantage in shots on frame and went 0-for-3 on the power play, while Bowdoin went 0-for-2 up a skater.