Friday, November 27, 2009
MAINE RALLIES TO TIE NORTH DAKOTA, 5-5
Five different Black Bears post four points apiece
GRAND FORKS, N.D.--The University of Maine women's ice hockey team skated to a 5-5 tie at North Dakota on Friday afternoon in Grand Forks, N.D. It was the second straight tie for the Black Bears who move to 3-9-4 on the season. The Black Bears extend their unbeaten streak to three games with the draw. North Dakota moves to 3-6-2 on the season.
The game began with a flurry of action. Jenna Ouellette (Winnipeg, Manitoba) scored her fifth goal of the season just 2:48 into the contest. Dawn Sullivan (Enfield, Nova Scotia) and Taryn Peacock (Calgary, Alberta) each assisted on the goal by Ouellette. The Black Bears added to their lead just over a minute later when Brittany Dougherty (Chesterfield, Mich.) scored her first career goal, an unassisted tally at 3:53.
Alyssa Wiebe pulled North Dakota to within one goal when she notched her fifth goal of the season at 4:43, less than a minute after Dougherty had given Maine the two goal lead. Ashley Holmes and Mark Loken each assisted on the goal.
Myriam Croussette (Baie-Comeau, Quebec) gave Maine the two goal lead once again at 6:40 when she scored her fifth goal of the season. Lexie Hoffmeyer (Grand Blanc, Mich.) and Jennie Gallo (Castlegar, British Columbia) both assisted on the goal that gave Maine a 3-1 lead.
Allison Parizek scored her first goal of the season at 10:13 to pull North Dakota to within one goal once again. The Black Bears took the 3-2 lead into the first intermission. The two teams were tied 9-9 in shots in the first period.
The Fighting Sioux tied the game at 3-3 with a power play goal by Mary Loken 13:44 into the second period. Wiebe and Kelly Lewis each assisted on the goal for North Dakota.
The two teams went into the second intermission tied at 3-3. The Fighting Sioux had a 19-13 lead in shots after two periods of play.
Taryn Peacock gave the Black Bears the lead once again with her fifth goal of the season just 1:59 into the third period. Ouellette and Hoffmeyer each assisted on the goal.
North Dakota scored the next two goals to take a 5-4 lead. The Fighting Sioux tied the game when Susanne Fellner scored her first goal of the season on the power play at 8:43. Sara Dagenais then put North Dakota ahead with a goal at 15:22.
The Black Bears tied the game on the power play and with an extra attacker at 19:33. Jennie Gallo was able to get her team-leading sixth goal of the season. Dougherty assisted on the goal which tied the game at 5-5.
Neither team was able to score during the five minute overtime period. The two teams went to a shootout and North Dakota won 1-0 in five rounds.
Maine goalie Candice Currier (Goffstown, N.H.) made 29 saves. She moves to 1-5-2 on the season. Stephanie Ney made 19 saves for North Dakota
The Fighting Sioux outshot the Black Bears 34-24 in the game. Maine finished 1-for-5 on the power play, while North Dakota was 2-for-6.
The Black Bears return to action on Saturday, Nov. 28 when they finish their series against the Fighting Sioux.