ORONO, Maine - Patrick Shea and Tim Doherty scored two goals less than four minutes apart to lead the University of Maine men's ice hockey to a 2-1 overtime victory over UNH.
The bordering state hockey teams fought to a scoreless first period. Jeremy Swayman tallied 11, and Mike Robinson finished with 10. Five penalties were called in the opening frame.
First Goal: (1-0 UNH): Angus Crookshank scored a power play goal for the Wildcats 9:11 into the second period. Kalle Eriksson found an unmanned Crookshank in front of the Maine net. The man advantage gave UNH a one goal lead late in the second period.
Second Goal: (1-1): Tim Doherty tied the game with 00:50 left in regulation. With the goaltender pulled and on the power play, the Black Bears tied the game in the final minute of the third period. Adam Dawe and Mitchell Fossier were credited with assists.
Third Goal: (2-1 Maine): Patrick Shea, Ryan Smith, and Fossier combined to score the game winning goal in overtime. Shea, who was left wide open in front of the UNH net, found the back of the net for his first goal of the 2019-20 season. Fossier's assist was his 100th career goal of his Black Bear career.
- Jeremy Swayman finished with 32 saves, while Mike Robinson tallied 34 for UNH.
- Maine went 1-6 on the power play, as the Wildcats were 1-2 on their man advantages.
- The Black Bears blocked nine shots as a team.
The Black Bears will return to the ice next Friday, November 22nd when they travel to Boston to take on Northeastern. Puck drop for the Hockey East match-up is scheduled for 7:00 pm.