Maine Topples Boston University, 5-2
Senior Canon Pieper and sophomore Patrick Shea each score goal and assist for Black Bears

Senior forward Canon Pieper scored a goal and an assist for the Black Bears
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 7:50  BU1-0 EV Kasper Kotkansalo (1)Logan Cockerill/1, Patrick Harper/7
1st 10:20  MNE1-1 PP Brady Keeper (3)Rob Michel/5, Eduards Tralmaks/3
2nd 4:37  MNE2-1 EV Canon Pieper (1)Emil Westerlund/3
2nd 7:06  MNE3-1 EV GW Brendan Robbins (2)Canon Pieper/4
2nd 9:00  BU2-3 EV Logan Cockerill (1)Shane Bowers/3, Patrick Harper/8
3rd 7:45  MNE4-2 EV Patrick Holway (2)Tim Doherty/3, Patrick Shea/3
3rd 18:08  MNE5-2 EV EN Patrick Shea (2)Chase Pearson/8
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Boston University  1102
Maine  1225
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Boston University  11131842
Maine  1081028
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Boston University (5-7-1)  0/6 3/6 0
Maine (4-5-0)  1/3 6/12 0
Boston University Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Max Prawdzik (L, 1-1-0)59:074 96823
Empty Net0:531     
Maine Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Jeremy Swayman (W, 3-2-0)59:472 10121840
Empty Net0:130     

ORONO, Maine - Freshman Jeremy Swayman made 40 saves and five different players found the back of the net to lead the University of Maine men's hockey team to a 5-2 win over No. 18 Boston University on Friday night at Alfond Arena.

With the win, the Black Bears bump to 4-5-0 overall and 3-2-0 in Hockey East play while the Terriers move to 5-7-1 and 3-4-1.

The Terriers struck first, 7:50 into the first period when a rebound off a shot by Logan Cockerill found the stick of Kasper Kotkansalo. Kotkansalo then buried his first career goal, giving the visitors a 1-0 edge.

However, the Black Bears answered with the equalizer midway through the opening period, the first of three straight goals for the Black Bears.

Eduards Tralmaks controlled the puck along the right boards in the BU zone. Tralmaks then slid a pass to Brady Keeper who moved the puck to Rob Michel at the top of the left faceoff circle. Michel returned the puck to Keeper who blasted a shot past BU goalkeeper Max Prawdzik. For Keeper, it was his third goal of the season while Tralmaks and Michel got their third and fifth helpers of the season.

Canon Pieper then picked a fine time to tally his first career goal, breaking a 1-1 tie 4:37 into the second period. A shot blocked at the top of the Maine zone by Emil Westerlund deflected out to Pieper, who was off to the races. Pieper skated in on Prawdzik and beat the Terrier's netminder high, blocker side for the lead.

The Black Bears extended their lead to 3-1 just under three minutes later. Prawdzik controlled the puck behind the BU net before looking to clear. However, Brendan Robbins intercepted the puck and sent it back in behind the net to Pieper. Pieper slid a pass to the front of the net where Robbins was stationed to slam home the puck.

BU's Logan Cockerill cut the lead to 3-2 with 11 minutes remaining in the second period, scoring his first career goal off a nifty backhanded pass from Shane Bowers.

The Terriers seemed ready to tie the game up but Swayman came up big again and again. After Kotkansalo clanged a shot off the post, the freshman made a beautiful pad save on a follow up attempt Drew Melanson, swinging his legs high into the air to knock the puck out of the air.

The sequence turned the momentum back to the Black Bears where Patrick Shea snatched the puck behind the Terrier's net prior to throwing it out front. Tim Doherty made the redirection to Patrick Holway whose first shot was turned away. However, Holway pounced on the rebound before depositing the puck top shelf to extend Maine's lead to 4-2 with 12:15 remaining in regulation.

Swayman continued to stand tall in net for the Black Bers, making 18 saves alone in the final frame. Shea put the game out of reach when he chipped the puck along the boards, not once but twice, keeping the play alive before throwing it in the empty net with 1:52 left.

The Black Bears and Terriers will play again tomorrow night, heading south for a 7:00 p.m. puck drop at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland.