Bear Lax Trax Fax by John Nichols

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(late posting not John’s fault)


Colgate (Robby Dunigan) 7

Hobart (Koko Avedesian, Riley McTague) 6


Hobart took gained the lead with 5 minutes left in the third quarter.  Colgate’s defense stifled the Statesmen from then on while the Raider’s offense scored the two goals needed to get the win.  Koko and Riley both saw action with Koko taking one shot for Hobart.

Cornell (Marshall Peters, Jack Bolen, Colton Rupp) 14

Virginia (Jason Murphy, Jack Falk, Michael Rhoads) 10


In a game of streaks, UVA jumped out to a 3-0 lead, Cornell scored 6 straight over the first and second quarters, then UVA rallied in closing moments of first half.  The ‘Hoos managed to tie the game up again in at 9 in the third only to see the Red go on a 5-1 run in closing quarter to pick up the win.  Colton Rupp had four goals for Cornell and is the team’s #1 goal scorer with 11 goals in 4 games.  Jack Bolen had one goal and one assist—that assist dished out to Colton—while Marshall  recorded 4 ground balls and on caused turnover.  Jason Murphy had only one faceoff, which he won and Jack Falk continued to see time as a D-middie.




Bucknell (Sean O’Brien, Jarret Witzal) 18

Holy Cross 12


Bucknell managed to rally back after Holy Cross stormed out to a 7-2 lead in the first half.  The Bison then took over the game over scoring 13 second half goals, including one string 0f 5 straight and another of 6 straight.  Sean was back in the starting lineup for Bucknell at attack, scoring one goal on two shots.  Jarret is making a positive impact on Bucknell’s offense, winning 18 of 30 faceoffs and gathering up 5 ground balls.


Colgate (Robby Dunigan) 11

Boston U. 6


Delaware (Philip Pena) 6

Manhattan 5


Delaware was shut out in the odd numbered quarters, but scored 3 goals in each of the even numbered quarters to pick up their second win of the season.  Philip recorded one caused turnover for the Blue Hens.


Delaware (Philip Pena) 12 OT

Binghamton 11


The Blue Hens needed a big fourth quarter—scoring 4 while shutting out Binghamton, to force overtime.  That effort was rewarded when Delaware as they won the OT faceoff and scored 39 seconds later.

Drexel (Hank Brown) 8

Maryland 12


Hank had 4 ground balls and one caused turnover for the Dragons.


Drexel (Hank Brown) 14

Bryant 5


The Dragons had a bit of an easier time of it against Bryant, scoring 5 in the first while allowing just 5 to Bryant for the whole game.


Fairfield (Charlie Schnider) 13

Georgetown 9


Charlie scored on goal on 4 shots (3 on goal) in a big win for the Stags.


Fairfield (Charlie Schnider) 5

Yale 10


Fairfield fell to Yale, a team that appears to be one of the stronger Ivy League teams this year.  Charlie had two assists and took one shot for the Stags.


Hobart (Koko Avedesian, Riley McTague) 10

Georgetown 9


Another Bear team beating Georgetown and only allowing 9 this week.  Both Koko and Riley saw action, with Riley taking one shot.


Johns Hopkins (Sam Lynch) 14

Towson 8


Johns Hopkins is now 1-1 in the Baltimore round robin, but it took 7 Blue Jay goals in the fourth quarter to make it happen.


Penn (Peter Laco, Garret Fellows) 12

Lafayette 6


Both Peter and Garret saw action for the Quakers.


Penn (Peter Laco, Garrett Fellows) 8

Villanova 16


Villanova’s 12 goal onslaught in the second half led to Penn’s fall.


Princeton (Mark Strabo) 5

Maryland 17


Princeton suffered a fate similar to that of Drexel when facing the Terrapin’s offense.  Mark Strabo is back on D for the Tigers, earning one ground ball and one caused turnover.


Virginia (Jason Murphy, Jack Falk, Michael Rhoads) 9

St. Joseph’s 7


UVA outscored St Joe’s 5-1 in the fourth quarter to get the come from behind victory in what is proving to be a challenging year for the ‘Hoos.  Jason was 8 for 13 on faceoffs with 2 ground balls and one caused turnover.


Vermont (Coach Ryan Curtis) 6

Canisius 11


Vermont (Coach Ryan Curtis) 9 OT

Sacred Heart 8


After tying up the game with a short handed goal with a mere 17 seconds left in regulation, Vermont got the win in overtime.


This Coming Week:


Colgate (Robby Dunigan) has two Bears vs. Bears matches this week

  • Tuesday versus Cornell (Marshall Peters, Jack Bolen, Colton Rupp)
  • Saturday versus Fairfield (Hank Brown)

Penn (Peter Laco, Garret Fellows) faces Princeton (Mark Strabo) in both team’s Ivy League season opener.


This Week’s Polls:




This has to be the fewest Bear teams ranked in the top 20 in ages.


D-III Recap (and catch up!)


This year we have 2 D-III teams with Bears on the field—Hamilton with Sellers Garrett and Trinity with Spud Dunn.  Trinity and Hamilton will meet in a D-III Bears vs. Bears contest later this season.  Additionally, Ohio Wesleyan has a Bear on the side lines as Tommy Minkler is an assistant coach at Ohio Wesleyan.


Hamilton (Seller Garret) 11

Colby College 10

Sellers is a starter on defense for Hamilton again this year.


Hamilton (Seller Garret) 18

Utica 5


Sellers got 2 ground balls and a caused turnover in a bench clearing win for Hamilton.


Hamilton (Seller Garret) 6

Wesleyan 9


Sellers got 5 ground balls and a caused turnover in  the Continental’s first loss.


Trinity (Spud Dunn) 15

Williams 16


Williams scored the game winner with 50 seconds left in regulation to spoil the Bantam’s season opener.  Spud had one ground ball and one caused turnover in his collegiate debut.


Trinity (Spud Dunn) 13

Western New England 19


Spud took one shot in another offensive showcase.


Trinity (Spud Dunn) 9

Colby College 6


Trinity picked up their first win of 2016.  Spud contributed 2 ground balls to the winning effort.


Ohio Wesleyan (Assistant Coach Tommy Minkler) is off to a 5-2 start this season.  The Battling Bishops two losses came at the hands of two D-III powerhouses-Salisbury (at Landon) and Cabrini.  The balance of the season will be all against North Coast conference foes.


Ohio Wesleyan is ranked 12th in the USLIA D-III Coaches’ Poll and Hamilton received votes in the poll as well.

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