|1st||1:01||MNE||1-0||EV||Eduards Tralmaks (2)||Chase Pearson/3|
|1st||2:22||MNE||2-0||PP||Patrick Holway (1)||Mitchell Fossier/2, Brady Keeper/1|
|1st||8:07||MNE||3-0||EV||Brady Keeper (1)||Eduards Tralmaks/1|
|1st||10:38||MNE||4-0||EV GW||Patrick Shea (1)||Patrick Holway/1, Alexis Binner/2|
|1st||17:47||MNE||5-0||PP||Mitchell Fossier (3)||Brady Keeper/2, Patrick Holway/2|
|1st||19:55||MIA||1-5||PP||Phil Knies (1)||Gordie Green/4, Grant Hutton/2|
|2nd||9:35||MNE||6-1||EV||Tim Doherty (2)||Emil Westerlund/1, Rob Michel/3|
|2nd||16:12||MIA||2-6||PP||Grant Hutton (4)||Louie Belpedio/2, Josh Melnick/4|
|3rd||16:47||MIA||3-6||PP EA||Grant Hutton (5)||Phil Knies/3, Gordie Green/5|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Ryan Larkin (L, 1-3-0)||45:45||5||7||4||7||18|
|Jeremy Swayman (W, 1-1-0)||59:55||3||7||9||11||27|
ORONO, Maine - The University of Maine men's hockey team burst out of the gates on Saturday night, finding the net five times in the first period on its way to a 6-3 win over the Miami (Ohio) RedHawks. Six different Black Bear founds the back of the net while 10 different skaters earned at least one point in the non-conference victory at Alfond Arena.
UMaine's five goal first period marked the first time since Oct. 22, 2010 in a game against North Dakota that the Black Bears notched five goals in a single frame and it was the first time since a Nov. 15, 2013 game against Boston University that six different players scored a goal.
The Black Bears jumped out to a lead just 1:01 into the game when Chase Pearson fed a streaking Eduards Tralmaks up the right wing for a deke and finish past Ryan Larkin. Just over a minute later, Patrick Holway's power-play tally stretched the lead to 2-0.
Tralmarks worked his way onto the scoresheet again when he picked off the pick near at the hashmarks in the offensive zone and then threaded a pass to Brady Keeper at the top of the left circle for a one-timer and a 3-0 lead just 8:07 into the first period. Holway would throw a puck towards goal that bounced off of Patrick Shea to give the Black Bears a 4-0 lead and then Mitchell Fossier finished off passes from Keeper and Holway on the power-play to secure the five-goal period.
Phil Knies was able to capitalize on the power-play with five seconds remaining in the opening stanza to make cut the deficit to four at the first break.
In a penalty-marred second period, Tim Doherty finished off the scoring for UMaine after Rob Michel threw a puck behind the net to Emil Westerlund near the right post and the rookie fed it to Doherty in front for a finish past Larkin.
The RedHawks would score two more times in the game - on a second period 5-on-3 and with Larkin pulled for an extra attacker in the third - but it wasn't enough for the potent UMaine offense.
Jeremy Swayman (1-1-0) finished with 27 saves - including 11 in the third period - to earn his first career win. Larkin (1-3-0) finished with 18 saves while Grant Valentine finished with two in some middle relief action in the first period. Miami (1-3-0) held the final edge in shots over UMaine (2-2-0) at 30-26. Grant Hutton finished with two goals and one assist for the RedHawks while Gordie Green added two helpers.
UMaine finishes out a six-game home stand next weekend when it welcomes 2017 National Runner-up Minnesota-Duluth to Alfond Arena on Friday and Saturday.