Junior goaltender Kylie Smith makes 23 saves for Black Bears

Senior defenseman Ashley Norum had three shots on goal for the Black Bears

ORONO, Maine--The University of Maine women's ice hockey team ended their two game series against Brown University in a 0-0 draw. With the tie, the Black Bears now have a record of 7-5-4 while their Hockey East record remains at 2-3-1. Brown's record is now 2-2-5, and still maintain a 1-2-3 record in ECAC action. Black Bear goalie Kylie Smith (Apple Valley, Minn.) earned her first career shutout, making 23 saves. Brown goalie Katie Jamieson stopped the 31 shots she faced.

Maine was able to hold an edge in shots through the first period of play by a total of 14 to eight. Danielle Ward (Lansing, Mich.) got off five shots, four of which were on goal while Ashley Norum (Fairbanks, Alaska) notched two shots from just inside the blue line. Both goalies remained resilient in making sure that their team did not fall behind.

Brown took the edge in the shot total in the second period by a margin of nine to four. Kylie Smith came up big and managed to save a breakaway attempt by Brown by blocking the puck with the tip of her skate as she deflected it wide. Smith had now accumulated 17 saves through two periods of play.

The third period began with the same momentum that the second period had when it ended. Both teams were trying to secure a goal to get the edge; however, goaltending was key. Maine edged Brown in shots on net during the period by a total of eight to four.

At the end of 60 minutes, the score was 0-0 heading into overtime. In the five extra minutes of play, Maine sent five shots at the Brown goalie while Brown aimed two on net. At the end of 65 minutes of play, the game ended in a 0-0 tie.

Kylie Smith earned her first career shutout, stopping all 23 shots that she faced. With the decision, her record now stands at 2-1-2. Brown goalie Katie Jamieson was able to block the 31 shots that the Black Bears sent at her. Her record is now 2-1-2 as well.

Maine was 0-for-3 during power plays while Brown was 0-for-4 with the advantage.

The Black Bears will travel to Vermont to face conference rival UVM on Wednesday, November 23. The puck will drop at 2 p.m.