After 52 Years, Polar Bears Close Dayton in Style
Jan. 15, 2009
Courtesy of Bowdoin College
BRUNSWICK, Maine - First-year Dominique Lozzi scored two goals to lead the Bowdoin College women's ice hockey team to a victory in the final game at Dayton Arena, 3-0, over Wesleyan University on Saturday. The Polar Bears improve to 3-7-0 (1-5-0 NESCAC) while the Cardinals fall to 2-10-1 (1-5-1 NESCAC).
The Bowdoin women's ice hockey team closes Dayton with an all-time mark of 159-73-15 in the venerable arena. All-time, the Polar Bear varsity ice hockey teams posted a mark of 517 wins, 213 losses and 38 ties in 52 seasons at the arena.
Bowdoin dominated the opening period, holding a 19-4 shot advantage, but couldn't push the puck past Wesleyan netminder Rachel Sternerman. After continuing to control the pace of play in the second frame, Bowdoin took advantage on the powerplay midway through the stanza. Dominique Lozzi took a feed from Lindsay McNamara in front of the cage, circled and wristed the puck past Sternerman for a 1-0 Bowdoin lead at 11:01.
Lozzi gave Bowdoin a much-needed insurance tally in the third period, collecting a loose puck in the neutral zone and beating Sternerman one-on-one at 9:03. Minutes later, Jill Campbell slapped a shot that rebounded off Sternerman's pads to the waiting stick of Lindsay McNamara, who banged home the loose puck for a 3-0 lead with 6:05 remaining.
Sage Santangelo posted Bowdoin's first shutout victory with 12 saves. Sternerman ended with 43 stops for Wesleyan.
Courtesy of Bowdoin College
BRUNSWICK, Maine - After 52 seasons, Dayton Arena will take a final bow this Friday and Saturday, January 16-17, as Bowdoin ushers in a new era with the opening of Sidney J. Watson Arena on Sunday, January 18. Four hockey games will highlight a weekend full of activities, celebrating the school's rich hockey heritage. All games, including Sunday's dedication ceremony, will be webcasted live through the Bowdoin Athletics website.
The list of events below is not comprehensive. Additional activities are by special invitation only. Please contact the Office of Alumni Relations for additional information.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 16
7:00 pm - Men's Hockey vs. Middlebury (Dayton Arena) - LIVESTATS - WEBCAST
(Final men's game at Dayton Arena; Tickets available at the door - $5/$2)
SATURDAY, JANUARY 17
11:00 am - 1:00 pm - Public Free Skate (Dayton Arena)
(Bring your own skates)
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm - Hockey Alumni Stick and Puck (Dayton Arena)
(Informal play; please bring helmet)
6:30 pm - Women's Hockey vs. Wesleyan (Dayton Arena) - LIVESTATS - WEBCAST
(Final game at Dayton Arena; Tickets available at the door - $5/$2)
SUNDAY, JANUARY 18
(All events scheduled for Sunday, January 18 are sold out)
2:00 pm - Women's Hockey vs. Hamilton (Watson Arena) - LIVESTATS - WEBCAST
4:00 pm - Sidney J. Watson Arena Dedication Ceremony - WEBCAST
5:00 pm - Men's Hockey vs. Williams (Watson Arena) - LIVESTATS - WEBCAST