As the season came to a close, two of the Bates captains were able to reach personal milestones. Chris DeBrase '14 , Sean Thomas '14 both finished their Bates hockey careers with over 100 career points.
Bates took the number one overall seed into the championship game, their first appearance in this game since 2011. Matt Mosca'14 played notably well in net, yet the Bobcats fell to Sacred Heart University by a score of 6-5.
Bates jumped out to an early 3-0 with goals coming from Jake Bergeron '16 , Sean Thomas '14 , and a power play tip in by Ty Silvey '14 . Sacred Heart was able to score a late goal in the first to bring the game to a 3-1 score.
Bates played Bridgewater State on Saturday Feb. 15th, in what was a rematch of a game played just a week earlier. Fueled by the top line of Chris DeBrase '14, Sean Thomas '14 , and Mark Upton '17, and stellar goal tending fromMatt Mosca'14 the Bobcats were able to take home a 4-3 win, and a spot in Sunday's championship game.
With a 3-1 win over Merrimack College on Feb 11th, the men's hockey team took home their first regular season championship since 2009. With this win the Bobcats finished the regular season with an overall record of 11-2-2 and 8-2-2 in league play. This also gives Bates the number one overall seed for the NECHA playoffs.
The Bates men’s hockey team suffered a setback in their playoff race last Friday, losing 5-3 to the Holy Cross crusaders before bouncing back on a road trip to beat Harvard 6-4. The Bobcats moved to a 2-1-2 league record in splitting the two-game weekend set.