ORONO, Me. - The University of Maine men's ice hockey team was defeated by #12 Northeastern, 3-2, on Friday night in the Alfond Arena.
First Goal (1-0 Northeastern): Thanks to some nifty passing, Brandon Hawkins scored the first goal of the game. Tyler Madden found his teammate, Jeremy Davies in the farside face-off circle. Davies one-timed the pass to his linemate Hawkins, who popped the bottle at 6:56 for the Huskies first goal of the game.
Second Goal (2-0 Northeastern): Similar to the first goal of the game, Patrick Schule found the top of the net for Northeastern. Madden had his point blank shot saved by Jeremy Swayman. The rebound found its way to Schule who did not waste his opportunity. The Huskies grabbed an early 2-0 lead.
Third Goal (3-0 Northeastern): While on a 5:00 minute power play, Northeastern scored their third goal of the first period. Matt Filipe was the beneficiary of an open net. NU cycled the puck around the Maine power play unit until they found an opening. Once the defense had shifted enough, the Huskies attacked and extended their lead to three entering the first intermission.
Fourth Goal (3-1 Northeastern): Maine scored their first goal of the Hockey East contest 2:42 into the second period, after Ryan Smith went goal line to goal line. Smith gathered the Swayman save and did the rest. After weaving his way through the Huskies' defense, the junior went five-hole and pulled the Black Bears to within two goals.
Fifth Goal (3-2 Northeastern): Adam Dawe scored his first collegiate goal with 3:32 left in the game. The goal pulled Maine to within one goal, but it was as close as the Black Bears would get. Rob Michel's shot was saved by the Huskies' goaltender as Dawe crashed the net. The freshman forward fought for the rebound and scored his team's final goal of the game. Northeastern held off Maine, 3-2, and win their seventh Hockey East game of the 2018-19 season.
- Jeremy Swayman finished with 39 saves, while Cayden Primeau from Northeastern tallied 19.
- The Black Bears scored on their only power play opportunity, as they allowed only one goal on the Huskies' four chances.
- Maine won the face-off battle 27 to 26 with Patrick Shea winning 13.
The Black Bears and Huskies will finish their Hockey East series tomorrow, Saturday, January 12th. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:00 pm.