BRUNSWICK, Maine -- Round one went to the Colby College men's hockey team and first-year goalie Andrew Tucci (pictured) in a thrilling 2-1 win over rival Bowdoin College on Friday night at Sid Watson Arena.
Tucci made 21 of his 41 saves in a scoreless opening period. He earned the Pete Schuh Award, presented to the MVP of the Bowdoin/Colby game held in Brunswick.
Despite the final score, this was hardly a defensive struggle. Both teams had quality opportunities in all periods.
Colby's Cam MacDonald scored just 1:58 later for the eventual game-winning goal. Kevin Doherty pushed a pass to MacDonald on the right point. MacDonald fired a shot through traffic in front of the net and had the puck kick up and over the shoulder of Cronin.
Colby 2, Bowdoin 1
Scoring by Period - CLB 0-0-2=2; BOW 0-1-0=1
Scoring - None
Penalties - None
Scoring - 1, BOW Cody Todesco/6 19:43 (SH)
Penalties - Jay Kourkoulis, BOW (Slashing) 18:57
Scoring - 2, CLB Kienan Scott/3 0:33 (PP)
3, CLB Cam MacDonald/2 (Kevin Doherty/2) 2:31 (GW)
Penalties - Kienan Scott, CLB (Tripping) 5:45; Thomas Dunleavy, BOW (Interference) 6:29; Chris Wallace, BOW (Cross-Checking) 7:27; Jack Burton, CLB (Interference) 8:44; Nick O'Connor, CLB (Holding) 11:11; Cody Todesco, BOW (Tripping) 12:00
Colby Goaltending - Andrew Tucci (59:57, 42 shots, 41 saves, 1 GA); Empty Net (0:03, 0 GA)
Bowdoin Goaltending - Peter Cronin (58:59, 36 shots, 34 saves, 2 GA); Empty Net (1:01, 0 GA)
Win - Andrew Tucci, CLB (4-1-0). Loss - Peter Cronin, BOW (0-3-0).
Shots On Goal - CLB 13-14-9=36; BOW 21-14-7=42
Power Plays - CLB 1 of 4; BOW 0 of 3
Penalties - CLB 3 (6 min); BOW 4 (8 min)
New Records - Colby 4-1-0, Bowdoin 3-3-0