Hobart College Athletics

OSWEGO, N.Y.—Senior Christopher Bower scored with 6:43 remaining in the third period to give Hobart a 2-1 win over Hamilton in the championship game of the Pathfinder Bank Oswego Hockey Classic.

After providing the game-winner, Bower was named the tournament's most valuable player. Sophomore goalie Nick Broadwater finished with 35 saves for the Statesmen and was also named to the all-tournament team.

After a scoreless first period, Hobart (7-3-1) struck the first blow on a power play when a blast by sophomore Ryan Corcoran from the left point was deflected past Hamilton goaltender Scott Hefferman by sophomore David Stevens at 8:08 in the period. It was Stevens’ third goal of the season. Sophomore Mike White was also credited with an assist.

The Continentals (5-4-0) tied the game with 2:59 remaining in the second stanza as Joe Houk capitalized on a Hamilton power play off a pass from Bryan Kelly.

Midway through the final frame, John Ogden just missed giving Hamilton its first lead, but his wrist shot clanged off the crossbar. The Statesmen countered and Bower scored his second goal of the season to secure the win. Senior Kyle Whitaker and senior Tommy Capalbo assisted on the goal.

The Continentals pulled Hefferman with 56 seconds remaining in the game, but were unable to get any shots through the Hobart defense.

Hamilton held a 36-24 advantage in shots as both teams were 1-for-4 on the power play. Hefferman finished with 22 saves in goal for the Continentals.