Junior forward Pam Patterson scores two goals for Black Bears.

ORONO, Maine -- Black Bear junior Pam Patterson (Mirachmichi, N.B.) scored two quick goals, including the game-winner, to lift the University of Maine women's ice hockey team past North Dakota, 3-1 on Friday evening at Alfond Arena. The Black Bears improve to 2-7-0 and remain 0-4-0 in Hockey East. The Fighting Sioux fall to 2-7-0, 0-6-0.

In the first period Patterson notched two goals just 48 seconds apart to give the Black Bears a 2-0 lead. Patterson's first goal of the season was scored at 7:57. Chantal Jaillet (St. Edouard de Kent, N.B.) assisted for her first point of the season. Patterson retrieved her own rebound to notch her second goal of the game, the game-winner at 8:45. The Fighting Sioux scored its only goal of the game at 10:09 of the first. The unassisted goal to bring the Fighting Sioux within one of the Black Bears was scored by Alexia Gagnon Laplante.

The Black Bears increased its lead to 3-1 with a power-play goal by sophomore Robyn Law (Markham, Ontario) at 11:09 of the second. The goal that secured the win for the Black Bears was assisted by Jenna Ouelette (Winnipeg, Manitoba) and Vanessa Vani (St. Catherines, Ontario).

Sophmore goaltender Genevieve Turgeon (Lac Beauport, Quebec) made 31 saves, including 16 in the second, she is credited with the win for the Black Bears. North Dakota's Brittany Kirkham registered 16 saves in the loss for the Fighting Sioux.

The Black Bears finish up the two-game series with the Fighting Sious at Alfond Areana tomorrow evening at 7 p.m. For additional information, please visit our website at or call 581-BEAR.