Maine Hockey Journal

Live Blog: Bentley vs. Maine

6:12pm Welcome to the Alfond Arena. I will be providing updates throughout the night. Here’s the line ups for tonight’s contest.

Bentley (8-11-1 overall, 7-7-1 in Atlantic Hockey)

Jeff Gumaer-Anthony Canzoneri-Dain Prewitt
Erik Peterson-Dustin Cloutier-Marc Menzione
Brendan Harrison-Aaron Stonacek-Pat Percella
Herbie Kent-Justin Kemmerer-Kane Osmars

Bobby Preece-Casey Russell
Ryan Kayfers-Trent Bonnett
Anders Olson-Mike Switzer

Kyle Rank
Joe Calvi
Nick Moise


Brandon Graffunder
Blake Hamilton
Jamie Nudy
Tyler Quartuccio
Jeremy Roberts
Nick Vitale

Maine (10-8-2, 5-6-1 in Hockey East)

Brian Flynn-Chris Hahn-Kevin Swallow
Robby Dee-Tanner House-Gustav Nyquist
Glenn Belmore-Lem Randall-Jeff Marshall
Spencer Abbott-Kyle Solomon-Theo Andersson

Ryan Hegarty-Matt Duffy
Will O’Neil-Simon Danis-Pepin
Mike Banwell-Jeff Dimmen

Scott Darling
Dave Wilson
Josh Seeley


Nick Payson
Brett Carriere
David de Kastrozza
Mark Nemec
Keif Orsini
Josh Van Dyk

6:33pm Teams just came out to the ice for warm ups. Here’s some statistics from both teams.


Most Points: Dain Prewitt and Dustin Cloutier with 17
Most Goals: Dain Prewitt and Dustin Cloutier with 9

Most Assists:Dain Prewitt and Dustin Cloutier with 8

Goalie leader:
Kyle Rank 3-6-1 with a 2.88gaa and a .905 save percentage.


Penalty Kill 80%


Most Points Gustav Nyquist with 18

Most goals Gustav Nyquist with 9

Most Assists Gustav Nyquist with 9

Goalie Leader:Scott Darling 8-6-2 1.97 GAA and a .923 save percentage

Powerplay 17.4%

Penalty Kill 88.7%

6:46pm: Well warm-ups have ended. We are about twenty minutes from game time. WABI will have TV coverage in Northern and Eastern Maine. I believe Central Maine the CW or Fox. I am unsure which one it is.

7:03pm The starting line us were just annouced. Dave Wilson will be starting for the Black Bears. Will be back during the first intermission.

7:50pmThe fans at the Alfond Arena are stunned after one period. The Bentley Eagles are up 2-0. Maine played great for the first 17 minutes of the contest. Jeff Gumaer would get both goals. The first one with 2:59 remaining and the second with 13 seconds left.

Maine missed on their opportunities. Gustav Nyquist had a great scoring chance but hit the bottom of the post and bounced out. I thought it was a reviewable call but it didn’t go up for review. Maine also rang the post.

Kyle Rank has made some key saves. One with 7:30 left, he was going to his right but got the left arm to make the save. He’s a freshman but came from the program that produced Steven Stamkos, the 2008 1st overall selection, the Markham Waxers. I am unsure if he played with him.

See after the second.

8:37pm At the end of two periods, it’s still 2-0 Bentley. Maine isn’t connecting their passes. They are just missing the passes.

Maine would have two early powerplays in the period. Rank did his job to keep the Black Bears off the board. The second powerplay he made two glove saves.

Bentley would get their first powerplay chance with 10:18 remaining. Lem Randall went off for contact to the head. Gustav Nyquist almost broke alone into the offensive zone. He used his speed to break away from the defenders in the neutral zone but pushed it too far. Rank was able to shoot the puck out of the zone.

Maine outshot Bentley 19 to 9 in the second. For the game its 42 to 21.

Well hopefully I have some better news at the end of the game.

9:20pm Put this one in the loss column. Bentley defeats Maine 3-1. Brian Flynn found the five hole with 10:01 remaining. It gave the team and the fans energy but couldn’t capitalize. Erik Peterson would get an empty netter from 100 feet.

A controversial no call on Bentley when Hahn was tripped up when he shot the puck.

I will have postgame recap.

9:59pmA few things from the post game interviews.

This is Bentley’s biggest win in school history. Ryan Soderquist, Bentley’s coach quickly pointed that out.

Gustav Nyquist was pretty upset with himself with missing those chances.

Tim Whitehead wasn’t pleased. He thought Bentley played pretty well.

Well time for me to finish the game story.


Here’s the story.

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