Maine Falls to Colgate, 5-3

Senior forward Blaine Byron scored a goal for the Black Bears
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 2:19  CLG1-0 EV Hunter Racine (2) -
1st 6:10  CLG2-0 PP Adam Dauda (3)John Snodgrass/4, Bobby McMann/3
1st 11:22  MNE1-2 SH Ryan Smith (1) -
1st 16:26  CLG3-1 EV Andrew Black (1)Hunter Racine/1, Mike Panowyk/1
3rd 2:55  MNE2-3 EV Blaine Byron (3) -
3rd 5:53  MNE3-3 EV Chase Pearson (4)Ryan Smith/3
3rd 16:06  CLG4-3 PP GW Willie Brooks (1)Tim Harrison/2, Jacob Panetta/2
3rd 19:31  CLG5-3 EV EN Jake Kulevich (1) -
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Maine  1023
Colgate  3025
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Maine  68923
Colgate  1716942
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Maine (3-3-2)  0/4 9/18 1
Colgate (1-3-3)  2/9 4/8 0
Maine Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Matt Morris (L, 0-1-0)59:414 1416737
Empty Net0:191     
Colgate Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Charlie Finn (W, 1-2-2)59:533 58720
Empty Net0:070     

HAMILTON - Willie Brooks (Locust, New Jersey) scored the game-winning power-play goal with 3:54 remaining in the third period to propel the Colgate men's ice hockey team to a 5-3 win over the Maine Black Bears, the Raiders' first win of the season on Saturday night.

Brooks corralled a pass from Jacob Panetta (Belleville, Ontario) that Tim Harrison (Duxbury, Massachusetts) attempted to shoot but bounced off his stick back to Brooks. The Raiders' defenseman wound up and blasted the puck through traffic past Maine goaltender Matt Morris for his first goal of the season.

Jake Kulevich (Marblehead, Massachusetts) secured the win for the Raiders with 29 seconds left as he drilled a no-look, 200-foot empty-net goal from behind his own end line to make it 5-3. Overall, five different players scored goals for the Raiders in their first win of the season, led by Hunter Racine (Ottawa, Ontario) who was the only two-point scorer for the Raiders with a goal and an assist. Adam Dauda (Kitchener, Ontario) and Andrew Black (Buffalo, New York) also scored for the Raiders.

Colgate led Maine 3-1 heading into the third period before Maine battled back to tie the game within the first 5:53 of the period. Blaine Byron picked up a Colgate turnover on the forecheck and flung the puck past Colgate goaltender Charlie Finn's (North Vancouver, British Columbia) blocker side to cut the Raiders lead to 5-1. Less than three minutes later, Chase Pearson tied the game for Maine. Ryan Smith stole the puck behind the Raiders' goal and backhanded a strong pass to Pearson in the left faceoff circle where he gathered the puck and fired it low past Finn in one motion.

The four-goal third period between the two teams came after a scoreless second period with the Raiders leading, 3-1. Finn kept the momentum in the Raiders' favor with a huge glove save on a Mitchell Fossier breakaway, maintaining the Raiders' 3-1 advantage.

Racine netted his second goal of the season just 2:19 into the game to hand Colgate a 1-0 lead. He collected his own rebound off a shot and circled the net where he buried the backhand on the left side of the goal.

Colgate added a second goal 6:10 into the game, this time from Dauda to make it 2-0. Bobby McMann (Wainwright, Alberta) had his initial shot saved by Morris could not handle the rebound. John Snodgrass (Eagan, Minnesota) crashed the net and nudged the puck with a backhand to Dauda who jammed home the puck on the weak side.

After Maine cut the lead in half, Black regain the two-goal lead for Colgate with 3:34 left in the first period. Mike Panowyk (Whitby, Ontario) won a faceoff in the offensive end to Racine, who carried the puck along the boards into the left corner before heading back towards goal. Morris stuffed Racine's close shot but the rebound skidded off his pads to Black who swiped the puck past Morris' glove side.

The Raiders pick up their first win of the 2016-17 season to improve to 1-3-3 on the season while the Black Bears are winless in their last five games, falling to 3-3-2.