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Bates Hockey History February 17, 1928

Bates Pucksters Lose to Bowdoin

Thursday afternoon at the Arena. Bowdoin pushed Bates into the cellar Position in the State hockey series. The game, postponed because of Wednesday’s thaw, was played on poor ice, both teams being slowed up considerably. The first period showed the teams evenly matched, but in the second Parker of Bowdoin managed to slip a shot past Bob Violette, Garnet goalie, for the only score of the game. Parker and H. Thayer played a steady driving game for Bowdoin; while Cogan. Foster, and Captain White lead a flashing offensive on the Black and White goal which was stopped only by the effective work of the Bowdoin goalie, Howlnnd. Bob Violette played his usual excellent game as goaltender for Bates. The fight talk in the recent student assembly apparently stirred up the latent Bates spirits, for a large representative of men and women crowded into the Arena to respond heartily to the efforts of Max Wakely and” “Fat” Louder, cheerleaders. The Bates band offered several peppy numbers and topped oft* the performance with “The Bobcat”.

Bates Hockey History December 10, 1971

Skaters Start Off Slowly

Sunday morning, while most of you were tucked away in your beds after a long night of studying, the Hockey Club was down at the Youth Center for an Industrial League Game against Koss. Despite all the dedication and self-denial, though, cheap shots paid off and Koss skated to a 3-1 victory.

The game opened up pessimistically enough. With fifteen seconds having elapsed, a dribbler somehow eluded starting goalie Mike Schwartz, and Koss was on the board. Later in the period, Stu Beaulieu registered his second of the morning, and Koss had a two goal lead.

In the second period, Brian Staskawicz tried to get some goals for hew goalie Mike Larkin by beating Pork Boulet, assists Screen Shot 2018-09-14 at 4.07.39 PMgoing to Dave Comeford and Erik Tank-Nielsen. Koss’ Ouellerte put a screen shot past Larkin after a series of saves, though, and Koss went off the ice With their fifth consecutive win over Bates. The two teams will meet again on January 23. Three stars for the game: 1) Pork Boulet, the Koss goalie; 2) Beaulieu, whose scoring won it; and 3) Mike Larkin, who kept the score way down in his first game at Bates.

On Tuesday night, the pucksters came up against Michael’s Hamburg House. The result was the same, as we lost 3-1. Michael’s scored first when a shot beat Schwartzie to his left. Bates tied it later in the same first period on a slapshot off the stick of Dave Comeford which broke through the goalie’s pads and sat on the goal line. Wayne Loosigian alertly skated in and scored.

With only three seconds left in the period, though, a Shot eluded Schwartzie, and Michael’s entered the second period with a rather unexpected 2-1 lead. In the second, with Schwartzie mercifully having been replaced by Mike Larkin, the Hamburgermen (ecch) put a tough rebound shot past the freshman netminder. Despite some strong efforts, Bates couldn’t get on the board again, and Michael’s scored what was termed an “upset victory.” Three stars for the game; 1) Joel West, who hit like never before and put in a tremendous effort; 2) Whip Halliday, whose defensive work seems to be getting better all the time; and 3) Larry Biron of Michael’s. (He didn’t play a particularly great game, but it’s always good idea to get in a few points with the league president.) So, having been beaten by two teams which were not among the pre-season favorites, Bates comes up against top-ranked Tom’s on January 4th. Coach Malo has made a few big changes recently, but seems to be losing the confidence of many people. Let’s hope that his moves work out, though, and Tom’s is sent to the scrap heap.

Bates Hockey History December 7, 1979

Hockey Club Wins Opener, 6-5

The Bates Hockey Club won its first game 6-5 over MCP last Friday night in an away game. The scoring was well-balanced as each line picked up at least one goal each. Bates opened the scoring midway through the first period with a booming drive by Pat Casey that caromed off the post and in; it was the only Bates tally of the period. The second period started with both teams tied at one goal each, but Ed Butchard scored at the ten minute mark to give Bates the lead. Bates let down a bit, and MCP scored two unanswered goals, but Bob Dailey knocked in a loose puck with 44 seconds left in the period to knot the score. Bates jumped out to another lead only 41 seconds into the third period with Dave Thompson scoring on a perfect feed from Carl Hellings. MCP tied it up ten minutes later, but Bates got goals less than two minutes apart from Greg Peters and Rick Wilson to get the winning margin. MCP scored another goal late in the period, but Bates skated off a man-short situation for the last three minutes to hold for the victory.

Bates is going to rely on returning veteran forwards Carl Hellings, Chris Ridder, Dave Thompson and Ed Butchard this season. The defense will be led by returning players Pat Casey, Steve Dillman and John Sweetland. Bates also has versatile Dave Covill who played both forward and filled in at defense for Pat Casey who was injured late in the first period. The goaltending duties will be held by Dick Brooks and Dave Beneman.

Bates Hockey History January 13, 1978

Bates Icemen Off To Hopeful Start

The Bates Hockey Club, despite a 1-2-1 record, is looking forward to possibly its best season ever. Screen Shot 2018-09-13 at 3.23.38 PMUnder Coach Dick Williamson’s close-checking style, the Bobcats have hung tough in every game so far. Improving game by game, the team is optimistic for a winning record by the end of the year. The first game of the season was a good indication of the kind of play the scrappy, never-say-dic game the Cats have been playing. Against a very talented Portland Gorham team. Bates rebounded from a 6-1 deficit to close to 6-5 by the 6:34 mark of the third period. Seniors Mark Cauchon. Chris Callahan. and Lars Llorente. along with Junior Mylcs Jacob and Freshman Carl Hellings netted goals to lead the comeback. Two power play goals midway through the period by VMPG iced the victory for the opposition who eventually took a hard fought 9-5 victory.

Bates first victory came against Tufts in a game played in Lcwiston. The good guys jumped out to a I -0 lead on Callahans goal at 10:45 of the first period. Tufts evened the count just 24 seconds later on a weird deflection from the side of the net. Bates goal tender Dick Brooks shut the door after that and the shooters took care of the scoring. Left winger Mylcs Jacob scored his second goal in as many games on what proved to be the winner, Mike Swanson. Willc Ring, and David Thompson also scored in the second perios to make the final score 5-1.

In what was billed as the toughest game of the season for Bates, the Bobcats travelled to play St. Francis College last Friday night. St Francis, a very physically intimidating club, had all they could handle in pulling of a 7-4 win over underdog Bates. St. Francis surprised everyone by playing a relatively mild first period in posting a 2-0 lead. Bates was pressed hard in their own end for most of the period as Brooks faced 17 shots. The visitors turned it around in the second period, taking advantage of numerous’ St. Francis penalties to outwore them 3-1 and knot it at 3-3. An unfortunate five minute major penalty to Bill Quiglcy gave the edge back to St. Francis midway through the final frame. Tired and undcrmancd. the Bobcats succumbed to the offensive deluge which led to two more St. Francis goals and the resulting loss. Bates, outshot by a wide margin in the game, took advantage of the opportunities when they came to keep it close all the way.

Bates, hoping to cve» their record at 2-2 against Bridgton Academy, lost a 5-3 third period lead to come away with a 5-5 tie. Bates dominated offensively throughout the game Dot was foiled by good Bridgton goal tending. Freshman David Thompson, the offensive suprise of the season, scored his fourth and fifth goals of the season, but Pat Casey stole the show on this night. Casey, a defenscman and last vears team MVP. scored two goals and made several sterling defensive plays. Pat’s first goal brought the crowd to its feet with a pretty rink long rush. He took the puck from Brooks behind his own net. went by the entire Bridgton team, and flipped one over the sprawling goalie as he was tripped from behind. Bridgton never let down though, and scored the tying goal with only 29 seconds left in the game. Bates has a chance to redeem the losses against VMPA and St. Francis at home on January 23 and 30. The next home game is tentatively scheduled for Monday the 16th. so watch for signs in commons denoting game time and opponent. Come support the club; admission is FREE!

Bates Hockey History February 1934

Bates Must Win Both Of State Games Coming To Have Chance At State Championship —Colby Needs Single Win For Title

By Robert Saunderson

Varsity and junior varsity hockey teams representing Bates will both be in action this week as the regulars fine Bowdoin at Brunswick this afternoon while the juniors are to meet Hebron at Hebron tomorrow. The outlook for another state championship hockey team was not very bright as Kay MeCluskey called out the hockey squad Tuesday after a layoff of nearly two weeks. Two games remain in the state series and one with M. I. T. The standing in the series is:

Colby 6 pts

Bates 3 pts

Bowdoin 3 pts

To retain the title Bates must beat both Bowdoin and Colby while Bowdoin must win over Colby. Such an outcome would give a final standing of Bates 7, Colby 6 and Bowdoin 5.