|1st||9:08||UML||1-0||EV GW||Niklas Folin (1)||Ryan Collins/2, Mattias Göransson/5|
|1st||10:20||UML||2-0||EV||Charlie Levesque (3)||Ryan Dmowski/7, Connor Sodergren/4|
|1st||17:38||UML||3-0||EV||John Edwardh (7)||Anthony Baxter/7, Tyler Mueller/9|
|2nd||0:59||UML||4-0||EV||Connor Sodergren (2)||Ryan Dmowski/8|
|2nd||9:53||UML||5-0||PP||Connor Wilson (5)||Ryan Dmowski/9, Ryan Lohin/11|
|3rd||6:41||UML||6-0||PP||Chris Forney (4)||Tommy Panico/7, John Edwardh/8|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|UMass Lowell (11-9-0)||2/2||3/6||0|
|Stefanos Lekkas (L, 4-12-2)||29:53||5||5||2||0||7|
|UMass Lowell Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Christoffer Hernberg (W, 11-3-0)||60:00||0||5||10||6||21|
LOWELL, Mass. - Junior goaltender Christoffer Hernberg (Espoo, Finland) recorded 21 saves in his third career shutout to lead the UMass Lowell Hockey team to a 4-0 win against Vermont on Friday night at the Tsongas Center in Hockey East play in front of 5,389 fans.
The River Hawks improve to 11-9-0 overall (7-6-0 HEA) with the victory, while the Catamounts drop to 4-13-3 overall (1-7-2 HEA) with the loss. With the win, River Hawks' Head Coach Norm Bazin earned his 200th career coaching victory.
Junior forward Ryan Dmowski (East Lyme, Conn.) totaled a game-high three points, all by way of assists.
Senior alternate captain Chris Forney (Thief River Falls, Minn.) added a third-period goal for his fourth goal of the season to seal the win for the River Hawks.
Freshman forward Connor Sodergren (Tewksbury, Mass.) gave the River Hawks a 4-0 lead on Vermont just one minute into the second period for his second career goal with UMass Lowell. Connor Wilson's (Calgary, Alta.) fifth tally of the season extended the River Hawks lead to 5-0 on the power play with 10:07 left in the second period.
UMass Lowell struck first in the contest on junior defenseman Niklas Folin's (Kungsbacka, Sweden) first collegiate goal on a wrister from the right point to give the River Hawks a 1-0 advantage at 9:08 the opening frame. Folin's first career goal came in his 58th career game with the River Hawks.
Freshman forward Charlie Levesque (Russell, Ontario) extended the River Hawks' lead to 2-0 with his third career tally a little over a minute later. Senior forward John Edwardh (Calgary, Alta.) scored his seventh of the season to make it a 3-0 game in favor of the River Hawks with 2:22 left in the first frame. The River Hawks outshot Vermont, 8-5 in the first period.
Hernberg notched 10 second-period saves in his 11th win of the season, while his counterpart Stefanos Lekkas totaled seven saves for loss UVM in 29:53 of play, as he took the loss. Tyler Harmon played the final 30:07 and made 11 saves for Vermont.
Junior forward Nick Master (Broomall, Pa.) won all five face offs he took in the first stanza, he finished with a team-high nine faceoff wins.
The River Hawks return to action on Saturday, January 6th against sister school Massachusetts, as they continue Hockey East action. Game time from the Tsongas Center is 7 p.m. To purchase individual tickets visit www.TsongasCenter.com. To save with a group of 10 or more, contact Jonathan Healy at Jonathan_Healy@uml.edu or by phone at (978) 934-6280.