Opening Weekend

The 2012-2013 season began this past weekend. The Bobcats have had a rather rough start to the season as the ice in Underhill has not been ready to skate on yet. Therefore, the team has only had 3 practices heading into this weekend's games versus Sacred Heart and Westfield State. Both teams have played at least 5 games, and have been on the ice for over a month.

The Bobcats played much better on Sunday versus Westfield State than on Saturday. Sacred Heart got off to an early lead and did not look back winning 8-0. Junior goaltender Garrett Johnson played very well making 35+ saves despite the loss. Sacred Heart was clearly in much better shape, however Coach Leblond claimed it really wasn't an 8-0 game. Junior Chris DeBrase, Senior Tyler White, and Senior Andrew Panella had chances to score but could not find the back of the net.

The game was close at Westfield until the final 10 minutes when a major penalty put the Bobcats shorthanded for 5 minutes. The Owls capitalized on the once 3-2 lead, making it 6-2 in the end. Johnson had another solid game making 41 stops. White scored the first goal of the year for Bates on a long shot from center ice in the first period. DeBrase then added his first of the year beating the goalie low blocker in the second period.

Although goal scoring was a problem this past weekend, the team showed positive signs. Johnson played well in both games, and the Junior D-pair Alex Cruz and Ty Silvey had big hits and positive shots on net. It is clear that having a full week of practice will help the team as they head into Merrimack on Saturday.

Jeremy Rogalski '09 gets day with Stanley Cup, celebrates with family, friends, and Bates teammates


The Stanley Cup.


Stanley Cup champion Jeremy Rogalski '09 hoists his prize, the Stanley Cup.


Former Bates hockey player Jeremy Rogalski '09 celebrates with his collegiate teammates.


Former NECHA Champions huddle around the Stanley Cup, recreating a moment the Bobcats shared in 2009.


Jeremy Rogalski enjoys the Cup with friends and family.


The Stanley Cup.

Bates hockey alum, Jeremy Rogalski '09, wins Stanley Cup with Bruins as Video Analyst


Third photo by Nicole Kahn '10.

Thomas opens Friday night game with natural hat trick and scores 5 as Bates downs Norwich; Bobcats record 2 victories in VT

Bates 7 @ 3 Norwich (Feb 11, 2011)
Bates 5 @ 2 Norwich (Feb 12, 2011)

Tonight's game against UNH has been CANCELED

Tonight's hockey game between Bates College and the University of New Hampshire has been canceled due to inclement weather. We are hoping to reschedule the game to this Wednesday's night, February 9, but that is unconfirmed.

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