|1st||1:12||CNQ||1-0||EV||Dominic Beauchemin||Philippe Hudon|
|1st||9:27||VER||1-1||PP||Mario Puskarich||Matt O'Donnell, Brendan Bradley|
|1st||17:17||CNQ||2-1||EV||Charles-Eric Legare||Julien Ranville-Avon, Raphael Lafontaine|
|3rd||15:24||VER||2-2||EV||Ross Colton||Brendan Bradley, Brady Shaw|
|3rd||15:46||CNQ||3-2||EV GW||Raphael Lafontaine||Julien Ranville-Avon, Charles-Eric Legare|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Concordia (QC) Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Philippe Cadorette (W)||60:00||2||11||15||16||42|
|Stefanos Lekkas (L)||18:57||1||0||0||3||3|
BURLINGTON, Vt. - Despite a 44-16 shot advantage, Vermont fell to Concordia 3-2 on Raphael Lafontaine's late winner in the third period on Saturday night in exhibition action at Gutterson Fieldhouse.
Ross Colton tied the game at two with 4:36 remaining in regulation, but Lafontaine answered just 22 seconds later to put the Stingers up for good. Philippe Cadorette posted 42 saves in net for Concordia in a winning effort.
Concordia struck first 1:12 into the first period as Dominic Beauchemin turned a low wrist shot through the five-hole of Mike Santaguida, who made five saves in a period of work.
Mario Puskarich tied the game near the midway point of the first, finishing a rebound on the doorstep from Matt O'Donnell's right point shot. Co-captain Brendan Bradley picked up the second assist on the play at 9:27.
Charles-Eric Legare restored the lead for Concordia with 2:43 left in the frame. Julien Ranville-Avon threw the puck to the top of the crease from below the goal line, and it deflected off Legare inside the left post.
Vermont had a pair of 5-on-3 power plays in the second period but couldn't convert. Cadorette made a sprawling save on Rob Darrar during the first opportunity, denying the junior on a one-timer from the low right circle. Senior Pat Feeley held Concordia off the board and made five saves in the second period.
Colton finally pulled UVM even with under five minutes to play. Brady Shaw chipped the puck down the right wing boards for Bradley, who skated into the right wing circle. Bradley fed a pass through the slot for Colton and the rookie quickly finished blocker side on Cadorette.
Less than 30 seconds later, Lafontaine redirected a centering pass from Ranville-Avon just inside the right post to beat Stefanos Lekkas (three saves) from the top of the crease. The Catamounts pulled Lekkas with a minute to play but Cadorette shut the door.
Colton led all players with seven shots on goal in his collegiate debut. Vermont was 3-for-3 on the penalty kill and 1-for-9 on the power play.
The Catamounts open the regular season next weekend with a home-and-home series against former ECAC rival Clarkson. UVM travels to Cheel Arena on Friday (Oct. 7) for the season opener at 7 p.m., before returning to Gutterson to host the Golden Knights on Saturday (Oct. 8) at 7:05 p.m. For tickets to the home opener, log on to UVMathletics.com/Tickets.