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CHELMSFORD, Mass. (Oct. 13, 2007) - Chris Auger (Belleville, Ont.) had a goal and an assist as UMass Lowell defeated the University of New Brunswick, 5-3, Saturday afternoon in exhibition hockey action at the Chelmsford Forum.
The River Hawks had five different goal scores, and tallied three special teams goals - one power play and two shorthanded. Chris Auger led the way with a goal and an assist, including one of UMLís two shorthanded tallies of the afternoon.
Mike Potacco (Kinnelon, N.J.), Mark Roebothan (St. John's, Nfld.), Ian Schaser (Eden Prairie, Minn.) and Frank Stegnar (Toronto, Ont.) also scored for UML. David Bowman (St. Catherines, Ont.), Hunter Tremblay (Timmins, Ont.) and Luke Gallant (Bedford, N.S.) scored for New Brunswick.
The River Hawks twice came back from one-goal deficits to pick up the win. New Brunswick held 1-0 and 2-1 leads. UML also surrendered a one-goal lead (3-2) in the third period before scoring two unanswered to earn the victory.
Schaser, who was a plus-one with four shots, netted the game-winning shorthanded goal at 9:02 of the third period with an assist from Nick Monroe. Stegnar sealed the victory with an empty net goal at 19:58.
Jon Dryjowicz-Burek (Ludlow, Mass.) picked up the win for UML, making 15 saves in two periods of action. Nevin Hamilton (Ashland, Mass.) played the third period and made nine saves.
Derek Yeomans (St. Albert, Alb.) took the loss for New Brunswick. Yeomans had 33 saves in the losing effort.
The River Hawks out-shot the Varsity Reds 38 to 27 for the game. New Brunswick was 2-for-7 on the power play. UML was 1-for-6 with the man-advantage.
The River Hawks open the 2007-08 regular season on Friday, October 19 at Massachusetts. The 2007-08 home opener is Friday, October 26 against Alabama-Huntsville.