Bowdoin Alumni Win USA Hockey National Championship

Six members of the New England Polar Bears. Jerseys were donated by Dave Necteau 82, owner of Pure Hockey.

Six members of the New England Polar Bears: (back, l. to r.) Chris “Simes” Simon ’84, Dave “Killer” McNeil ’80, Steve “Subby” McNeil ’81, (front, l. to. r.) John “Dooger” Hart ’84, Scott “Scooter” Corwin ’80, John “Magoo” McGeough ’87. Jerseys were donated by David Nectow ’83, owner of Pure Hockey.

Six Bowdoin alumni — Scott Corwin ’80, Dave McNeil ’80, Steve McNeil ’81, John Hart ’84, Chris Simon ’84 and John McGeough ’87 — helped the New England Polar Bears overtake the Rhode Island Reds, 6-5, to win the USA Hockey Tier 2 over 50 Men’s National Championship held April 19, 2015, in Tampa, Florida.

The team went 5-0 in the tournament, and five of the six goals in the championship game were scored by Bowdoin players. This is the Polar Bears’ third trip to Nationals and the first time they won.

“I will tell you that we all had a great time and it was reminiscent of similar times in Brunswick,” says Corwin. “Winning never gets old.” The cool jerseys with the familiar logo were donated by David Nectow ’83, owner of Pure Hockey.

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