Bears Fall in Season Opener, but stay composed with light bench

The Bears opened the 2014-15 against divisional opponent Springfield College on Saturday. On the road, traveling light with only eight skaters, the Bears had quite the challenge ahead of them. Against all odds, the Bears were able to hold Springfield to a 2-0 after the first. Unfortunately in the second, the tired legs became apparent as Springfield netted 6 goals that period. Coast Guard’s own Mike Rossi and Luke Trautwein both netted one a piece in the second, making the score 8-2. As the third period started, Springfield jumped out early to score three quick goals, taking advantage of the Bears short bench. Springfield did not let up and the game started to become chippy, however the Bears kept their composure and only took one penalty in the third, and just three in the entire game. When it seemed as though the Bears had nothing left in the tank late in the third, senior Alex Mead took the puck from end to end, which set up another Mike Rossi goal, which was his 79th career point. Other notable performances were sophomore Chris Mombello who had three assists in the game and goalie Ben Lesniak who faced 60 shots. The final score was 14-3. Our next game is home against Western Connecticut State on 16 November 2014, at 8:45 pm (2045). The Lyndon State Game has been rescheduled for 22 November 2014, at 7:30 pm (1930). Thank you all for the support and Go Bears!