Keeper, Holway Send Maine Past Miami, 6-3
Freshman defenseman Brady Keeper scores goal and two assists for Black Bears

Sophomore defenseman Patrick Holway scored goal and two assists for Black Bears
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 1:01  MNE1-0 EV Eduards Tralmaks (2)Chase Pearson/3
1st 2:22  MNE2-0 PP Patrick Holway (1)Mitchell Fossier/2, Brady Keeper/1
1st 8:07  MNE3-0 EV Brady Keeper (1)Eduards Tralmaks/1
1st 10:38  MNE4-0 EV GW Patrick Shea (1)Patrick Holway/1, Alexis Binner/2
1st 17:47  MNE5-0 PP Mitchell Fossier (3)Brady Keeper/2, Patrick Holway/2
1st 19:55  MIA1-5 PP Phil Knies (1)Gordie Green/4, Grant Hutton/2
2nd 9:35  MNE6-1 EV Tim Doherty (2)Emil Westerlund/1, Rob Michel/3
2nd 16:12  MIA2-6 PP Grant Hutton (4)Louie Belpedio/2, Josh Melnick/4
3rd 16:47  MIA3-6 PP EA Grant Hutton (5)Phil Knies/3, Gordie Green/5
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Miami  1113
Maine  5106
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Miami  8101230
Maine  145726
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Miami (1-3-0)  3/5 14/36 0
Maine (2-2-0)  2/8 13/53 0
Miami Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Ryan Larkin (L, 1-3-0)45:455 74718
Grant Valentine9:191 2002
Empty Net4:560     
Maine Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Jeremy Swayman (W, 1-1-0)59:553 791127
Empty Net0:050     

ORONO, Maine - The University of Maine men's hockey team burst out of the gates on Saturday night, finding the net five times in the first period on its way to a 6-3 win over the Miami (Ohio) RedHawks. Six different Black Bear founds the back of the net while 10 different skaters earned at least one point in the non-conference victory at Alfond Arena.

UMaine's five goal first period marked the first time since Oct. 22, 2010 in a game against North Dakota that the Black Bears notched five goals in a single frame and it was the first time since a Nov. 15, 2013 game against Boston University that six different players scored a goal.

The Black Bears jumped out to a lead just 1:01 into the game when Chase Pearson fed a streaking Eduards Tralmaks up the right wing for a deke and finish past Ryan Larkin. Just over a minute later, Patrick Holway's power-play tally stretched the lead to 2-0.

Tralmarks worked his way onto the scoresheet again when he picked off the pick near at the hashmarks in the offensive zone and then threaded a pass to Brady Keeper at the top of the left circle for a one-timer and a 3-0 lead just 8:07 into the first period. Holway would throw a puck towards goal that bounced off of Patrick Shea to give the Black Bears a 4-0 lead and then Mitchell Fossier finished off passes from Keeper and Holway on the power-play to secure the five-goal period.

Phil Knies was able to capitalize on the power-play with five seconds remaining in the opening stanza to make cut the deficit to four at the first break.

In a penalty-marred second period, Tim Doherty finished off the scoring for UMaine after Rob Michel threw a puck behind the net to Emil Westerlund near the right post and the rookie fed it to Doherty in front for a finish past Larkin.

The RedHawks would score two more times in the game - on a second period 5-on-3 and with Larkin pulled for an extra attacker in the third - but it wasn't enough for the potent UMaine offense.

Jeremy Swayman (1-1-0) finished with 27 saves - including 11 in the third period - to earn his first career win. Larkin (1-3-0) finished with 18 saves while Grant Valentine finished with two in some middle relief action in the first period. Miami (1-3-0) held the final edge in shots over UMaine (2-2-0) at 30-26. Grant Hutton finished with two goals and one assist for the RedHawks while Gordie Green added two helpers.

UMaine finishes out a six-game home stand next weekend when it welcomes 2017 National Runner-up Minnesota-Duluth to Alfond Arena on Friday and Saturday.