|Jeffs Drop 4-2 Decision At Bowdoin|
Jeffs Drop 4-2 Decision At Bowdoin
February 3, 2006
BRUNSWICK, ME – The Amherst men’s hockey team saw a six-game win streak fall by the wayside as they dropped a 4-2 conference bout at Bowdoin College on Friday night. The Jeffs slip to 12-6-1 (9-4-1 ECAC East), while Bowdoin improves to 12-5-2 and 7-5-2 in conference play.
After nearly 18 minutes of scoreless play, the Polar Bears opened scoring at on a goal from senior Adam Dann off assists from classmate Jon Landry and sophomore Steven Thompson. Amherst senior A.J. Greco (Williamsville, NY) netted his team-leading ninth goal of the season on the power-play at 14:42 of the second stanza to knot the score at one-all. Sophomore Kyle Schoppel (Cambridge, Ontario) and rookie Rylan Burns (Mill Bay, British Columbia) picked up assists on the score. Bowdoin regained the edge just 1:25 later when senior Matt Roy fed sophomore Sebestian Belanger, who slipped one past Amherst netminder junior Josh Fillman (Charlestown, MA).
The Polar Bears increased their lead at 10:34 of the third period on an unassisted Mike Collins tally. Amherst responded less than a minute later as sophomore forward Andrew Schremp (Denver, CO) converted passes from senior co-captain Jack Greeley (Scituate, MA) and junior defensemen Brandon Zangel (Highlands Ranch, CO) to get the Jeffs to within one, 3-2, but they couldn’t muster the game-tier in the waning minutes, and Landry added the insurance tally on an open net with 35 ticks remaining.
Fillman posted 28 saves on the day, while Bowdoin counterpart senior George Papachristopoulos saved 25 Jeff shots.
Amherst returns to the ice tomorrow (Saturday) at 4 p.m. at NESCAC and ECAC East rival Colby College.
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