Swayman, Maine Shut out Boston University, 3-0
Freshman netminder Jeremy Swayman makes 31 saves for Black Bears

Freshman netminder Jeremy Swayman made 31 saves for the Black Bears
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
2nd 6:39  MNE1-0 PP GW Nolan Vesey (8)Brendan Robbins/5, Tim Doherty/9
2nd 11:35  MNE2-0 EV Ryan Smith (2)Eduards Tralmaks/8, Patrick Holway/10
3rd 11:46  MNE3-0 EV Brendan Robbins (7)Canon Pieper/7, Nolan Vesey/5
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Maine  0213
Boston University  0000
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Maine  1418537
Boston University  891431
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Maine (11-7-1)  1/4 6/12 0
Boston University (8-11-1)  0/4 6/12 0
Maine Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Jeremy Swayman (W, 8-3-1)60:000 891431
Boston University Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Jake Oettinger (L, 7-10-1)60:003 1416434

BOSTON, Mass. - The Boston University men's ice hockey team returned to action on Saturday evening following a four-week break and dropped a 3-0 contest to visiting Maine.

The Black Bears used a 31-save shutout from freshman Jeremy Swayman to stretch their unbeaten streak to eight (7-0-1) and win streak to six. The Terriers move to 8-11-1 overall and 6-7-1 in Hockey East play.


- All four of Maine's power-play chances on the night came in the second period and Nolan Vesey opened the scoring on the first one at 6:39 of the stanza.

- Less than five minutes later, a redirect from the stick of Ryan Smith pushed the visitor's lead to 2-0.

- The Terriers tried to get back into the contest but could not solve Swayman and the Maine defense.

- Brendan Robbins ended any hopes of a comeback with a tally at 11:46 of the third to create the 3-0 final.

- All of Maine's goals came in transition, beginning with a cross-slot pass by Robbins that Vesey deposited at the left crease.

- From the left half-wall, Eduards Tralmaks sent the puck towards the net before Smith tipped it in to double the lead.

- The Black Bears' third goal came moments after they killed off a BU power play and they set up an odd-man rush that Robbins converted off a pass by Canon Pieper.


- Maine held a 37-31 shot advantage as sophomore Jake Oettinger turned in a 34-save performance for the Terriers.

- Each team had four power-play chances with Vesey's game winner being the only conversion.

- Vessel and Robbins each tallied a goal and an assist.

- Senior Drew Melanson and junior Jordan Greenway led the Terriers in shots on goal with six apiece.

- The Black Bears took the season series, two games to one, following a split in Maine back on Nov. 17-18.


BU returns to action on Friday (Jan. 12) went they visit No. 20 New Hampshire. Game time at the Whittemore Center is set for 7 p.m.