Freshman forward Chase Pearson and sophomore defenseman Rob Michel score goals for Black Bears
Sophomore defenseman Rob Michel scored a goal for the Black Bears
||Chase Pearson (3)||Eric Schurhamer/4, Blaine Byron/2
||Nolan Vesey (3)||Rob Michel/3, Mark Hamilton/4
||Tyler Penner (1)||Bobby McMann/2
||Bobby McMann (2)||John Snodgrass/3
|Shots on Goal
|Team Stats and Records
|Rob McGovern (T, 3-2-2)||65:00||2
|Charlie Finn (T, 0-2-2)||65:00||2
The Maine Black Bears traveled to Hamilton, NY for a Friday night matchup against the Raiders from Colgate University.
The first period featured back and forth action with both teams exchanging a power play opportunity. Colgate's Brett Corkey took a hooking penalty 5:25 into the first period. The Black Bears, although with plenty of chances were unable to solve Colgate's goaltender Finn. Malcolm Hayes was whistled for a holding penalty at 15:12 of the first period, but the penalty kill held strong by Maine, and Rob McGovern shut the door to keep the score tied at 0-0 heading into the first intermission.
The Black Bears were open up the scoring during a powerplay ten minutes into the second frame as Blaine Byron fed Eric Schurhamer who fired a shot on net that created chaos in front. Chase Pearson would be the benefactor of the chaos, firing home his third of the season giving Maine a 1-0 lead. At 17: 52 into the second period Mark Hamilton was able to feed Rob Michel the puck, Michel then toe dragged and swaggered away from a Colgate defender and fired a shot on net that was redirected into the back of the net by Nolan Vesey's shin pad to give Maine a 2-0 lead heading into the third period.
Colgate opened the third period as Tyler Penner was able to squeeze the puck just through McGovern's pad and the post forty one seconds into the period cutting Maine's lead in half, 2-1. Five minutes later, Bobby McMann of Colgate was able to fire home a rebound chance from a John Snodgrass shot, tying the score at 2 heading into overtime. During the overtime stanze, both goalies remained perfect, and the score remained a 2-2 tie. Rob McGovern finished with 39 saves on 41 Raider shots, while Charlie Finn finished with 29 saves on 31 Maine opportunities.
Game two of the weekend series will be played tomorrow night at Colgate's Class of 1965 Arena. Puck drop is set for 7:00 pm.