Maine Stopped By Quinnipiac In Overtime, 3-2

Senior forward Blaine Byron scored a goal for the Black Bears
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 17:30  QUI1-0 EV Tommy Schutt (1)Brogan Rafferty/2
1st 18:56  QUI2-0 PP Tim Clifton (3)Brogan Rafferty/3, K.J. Tiefenwerth/3
2nd 4:40  MNE1-2 PP Blaine Byron (2)Cam Brown/3, Brendan Robbins/1
3rd 15:37  MNE2-2 EV Nolan Vesey (2)Patrick Holway/1, Mitchell Fossier/3
OT 1:15  QUI3-2 EV GW Craig Martin (1)Kevin McKernan/2, Tim Clifton/1
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd OT Final
Quinnipiac  20013
Maine  01102
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd OT SOG
Quinnipiac  11128233
Maine  769022
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Quinnipiac (2-1-1)  1/8 5/10 0
Maine (3-1-0)  1/5 8/16 0
Quinnipiac Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 OT Saves
Andrew Shortridge (W, 1-0-0)61:152 758020
Maine Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 OT Saves
Rob McGovern (L, 3-1-0)61:153 9128130

ORONO, Maine -- Men's ice hockey were unable to complete the comeback tonight in front of a sell out crowd at Alfond Arena against the no. 3 Quinnipiac Bobcats, losing 3-2 in overtime. The Black Bears suffer their first loss of the season and are now 3-1-0 on the year while Quinnipiac improves to 2-1-1.

Quinnipiac scored the first goal of the game, seventeen minutes into the first period from Tommy Schutt to give the Bobcats an early 1-0 lead. The Black Bears were then whistled for a roughing penalty, putting the Bobcats on the power play. Quinnipiac took advantage and scored their second goal of the night, a power play goal from Tim Clifton and assisted by Brogan Rafferty and K.J. Tiefenwerth to take a 2-0 advantage heading into the first intermission.

3:57 into the second period, the Bobcats were called for a tripping penalty, giving Maine their first power play opportunity of the night. Blaine Byron capitalized on the power play opportunity giving Maine their first goal of the night from Cam Brown and Brendan Robbins cutting the Quinnipiac lead in half, 2-1.

Rob McGovern finished the second period with the most saves in a period on the night with 12 after facing a barage of shots from the Quinnipiac attack.

The third featured back and forth action with neither time finding the back of the net after solid play from Quinnipiac's goalie Andrew Shortridge and Maine's McGovern. 15 minutes had passed in the third period, Nolan Vesey tied the game for the Black Bears to complete the comeback. Freshman Patrick Holway and Mitchell Fossier had assists on the play, sending the game to over time. Maine out shot Quinnipiac 9-8 in the third period.

In overtime, Quinnipiac fired off two shots and the second sealed the victory for the Bobcats.

Andrew Shortridge earned the win and Rob McGovern received the loss and falls to 3-1-0 on the season.

The Black Bears travel on the road for a weekend series with Miami of Ohio next weekend October 21 and 22. Maine returns home on November 4 with a game in Portland, Maine at the Cross Insurance Arena, then travel back to Orono on November 5 for the final game of the series against Boston College.