The Bowdoin College men’s ice hockey team lost a heartbreaker to Middlebury on Sunday afternoon 3-2 in the NESCAC Championship Game at Watson Arena, but earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament in pairings announced Sunday night.
Sunday’s game against Middlebury closed a highly successful first full season for the Polar Bears in the Watson Arena, named for Bowdoin hockey legend Sidney J. Watson. After the game, Head Coach Terry Meagher reflected on how the weekend served as a fitting tribute to his mentor and friend.
The Polar Bears (19-6-1), who finished first in the NESCAC Regular Season standings, will travel to play at Oswego State in the quarterfinals of the Division III Tournament on Saturday, March 13. Game time and ticket information will be available on Monday. Bowdoin will be making their third NCAA Tournament appearance overall and their first since 2002. Oswego, the 2007 National Champions, won the SUNYAC (State University of New York Athletic Conference) and are 25-2-0 this season, ranking second in the latest Division III poll.