UMass Lowell Tops Maine, 3-2
Sophomore forward Colin O'Neill scores goal and assist for River Hawks

Sophomore forward Colin O'Neill scored a goal and an assist for the River Hawks
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
2nd 10:01  MNE1-0 EV Emil Westerlund (1) -
2nd 13:50  UML1-1 SH Colin O'Neill (1)Nick Master/2, Mattias Göransson/2
2nd 15:17  MNE2-1 PP Emil Westerlund (2)Rob Michel/4, Chase Pearson/4
2nd 18:24  UML2-2 EV Ryan Lohin (2)Mattias Göransson/3, Colin O'Neill/1
3rd 11:16  UML3-2 PP GW Chris Forney (2)Connor Wilson/2, Nick Master/3
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Maine  0202
UMass Lowell  0213
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Maine  1211629
UMass Lowell  513927
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Maine (2-5-0)  1/3 6/12 0
UMass Lowell (4-5-0)  1/5 4/8 1
Maine Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Rob McGovern (L, 1-3-0)58:443 511824
Empty Net1:160     
UMass Lowell Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Christoffer Hernberg (W, 4-1-0)60:002 129627

LOWELL, Mass. -- The UMass Lowell Hockey team defeated Maine, 3-2 in Hockey East play on Friday night at the Tsongas Center in front of 4,537 fans.

With the victory, UMass Lowell improves to 4-5-0 overall and 1-4-0 in Hockey East games. The Black Bears drp to 2-5-0 overall (1-2-0 HEA).

Senior defenseman Chris Forney (Thief River Falls, Minn.) scored the game-winning power play tally with a blast from the left point with 9:46 left in the game to seal the win for the River Hawks.

Maine's Emil Westerlund opened the scoring in the game at 10:01 of the second period, after the teams skated to a scoreless opening frame. Maine owned a 12-5 shot advantage in the first period of play.

Sophomore forward Colin O'Neill (Odenton, Md.) tied the game at 1-1 with a shorthanded tally less than four minutes later for his first marker of the season. Westerlund scored his second of the game on the power play with 4:43 left in the second to give the Black Bears a 2-1 lead.

Sophomore alternate captain Ryan Lohin (Chadds Ford, Pa.) tied the game at 2-2 for his second goal of the season with just 1:36 left in the middle stanza.

Junior goaltender Christoffer Hernberg (Espoo, Finland) totaled 27 stops in his fourth win of the season, while Maine's Rob McGovern posted 24 saves in the losing effort.

Senior forward Jake Kamrass (Atlanta, Ga.) amassed a game-high five shots on goal for the River Hawks in the victory.

The River Hawks finish the series with Maine on Saturday, November 5th at the Tsongas Center. Game time is 4 p.m. on Pucks and Paws Day.