LEWISTON, Maine – Justin Wentworth (China, Maine) scored four goals as the Thomas College ice hockey team defeated Bates College 7-4 on Friday evening.
Alexander Waterman (Wayne, N.J.) scored on his first collegiate goal on his first shift to put Thomas ahead 1-0 early. Wentworth scored his first shortly after to put Thomas up 2-0, but Bates scored three unanswered to go into the first intermission up 3-2.
Ryan Kappelmann (Auburn, Maine) scored back-to-back goals in the second to give Thomas the lead, then Wentworth added two more to give Thomas a 6-3 lead after two.
The Bobcats got back within two, making it 6-4, but Wentworth scored his fourth minutes later to give Thomas the 7-4 win.
Tom Green (Biddeford, Maine) was solid in net, stopping 38 shots.
Thomas will host Saint Joseph's (ME) on Friday, January 18 at 8:10 PM at the Ice Vault.