UMass Lowell Earns Weekend Split With 4-2 Win Against Omaha
Senior forward Joe Gambardella posts goal and two assists for River Hawks

Senior forward Joe Gambardella had a goal and two assists for the River Hawks
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 4:38  UML1-0 PP C.J. Smith (5)Joe Gambardella/6, Mattias Göransson/5
1st 10:00  UNO1-1 PP Fredrik Olofsson (1)Steven Spinner/4, Ian Brady/4
2nd 2:41  UML2-1 PS Jake Kamrass (3) -
2nd 18:42  UNO2-2 PP David Pope (1)Luc Snuggerud/1, Austin Ortega/3
3rd 15:42  UML3-2 EV GW John Edwardh (4)Joe Gambardella/7
3rd 19:53.7 UML4-2 EV EN Joe Gambardella (5)Chris Forney/2
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
UMass Lowell  1124
Omaha  1102
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
UMass Lowell  791026
Omaha  1011627
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
UMass Lowell (4-2-2)  1/3 4/8 0
Omaha (3-2-1)  2/4 4/8 0
UMass Lowell Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Tyler Wall (W, 4-1-1)60:002 910625
Omaha Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Evan Weninger (L, 2-1-1)59:003 68822
Empty Net1:001     

OMAHA, Nebraska - Senior forward Joe Gambardella (Staten Island, N.Y.) notched a game-high three points (1g,2a) to lift the No. 5 ranked UMass Lowell Hockey team to a 4-2 victory at Nebraska-Omaha on Saturday night at Baxter Arena in non-conference action in front of 4,460 fans.

With the win, the River Hawks improve to 4-2-2 overall and split the series with the Mavericks, while Omaha drops to 3-2-1 with the loss.

Junior forward C.J. Smith (Des Moines, Iowa) got the River Hawks on the scoreboard first with a power play goal for his fifth tally of the season at 4:3x of the opening frame. Fredrik Olaffson tied the game at 1-1 on a power play goal at the 10-minute mark of the first period. The Mavericks outshot UMass Lowell, 10-7, in the first period of play.

Junior Jake Kamrass (Atlanta, Ga.) scored a goal for the second straight night on a penalty shot to give the River Hawks a 2-1 lead at 2:41 of the third period, after he was hauled down on a breakaway. Kamrass' goal was the third of the season, as finished the night with a team-high four shots on goal. The Mavericks tied the game with just 1:18 left in the second on a 5x3 power play goal by David Pope.

Junior forward John Edwardh (Calgary, Alta.) scored the game-winning goal with 4:18 left in the game with a pretty backhander for his fourth marker of the season for the River Hawks. Gambardella added an empty-netter to seal the win for the River Hawk with just seven seconds remaining for his fifth goal of the season.

Freshman goaltender Tyler Wall (Leamington, Ont.) made his fifth career start for the River Hawks, notching 25 saves in his fourth of the season. Evan Weninger stopped 22 shots in his fourth start of the season in the loss for UNO.

The Mavericks outshot UMass Lowell, 27-26, for the game, but the River Hawks owned a 10-6 shot advantage in the third period.

The River Hawks return to action on Friday, November 4th against Vermont in their Hockey East opener. Game time from the Tsongas Center is 7:15 p.m.