Maine Hockey Journal

UNH hands UMaine another Hockey East loss

The University of Maine men’s ice hockey team dropped their fifth game of the season, second in Hockey East, on Saturday night with a 5-2 loss to the hands of University of New Hampshire in front of a sellout crowd at Whittemore Center in Durham, NH.

Maine scored the first goal of the game at 9:23 of the period, while on the power play, as Tanner House beat UNH goalie Brian Foster with a shot from the slot.

The lead only lasted for 17 seconds as Greg Manz beat Maine freshman goalie Shawn Sirman, tying the game at 1-1. It was Sirman’s first start of the season.

In the second period, UNH took their first lead of the game when Stevie Moses scored at 3:31 of the period. Moses was a draft pick of the Lewiston Maineiacs in 2006.

Moses struck again for his second goal of the night, beating Sirman with a shot over his right shoulder to give UNH a 3-1 lead with 4:19 to play in the second period.

With 1:46 to play in the period, UNH extended their lead to 4-1 with a power play goal as Mike Borisenok cleaned up the rebound in front of Sirman. It was Borisenok’s third point (1g, 2a) of the night.

Sirman’s night was over as Maine’s head coach Tim Whitehead put Scott Darling into the game to start the third period.

Maine pulled back to within two goals at 4-2 when Will O’Neil scored a power play goal as skated through the slot, snapping a shot past Foster with 8:56 left to play in the game.

At 18:50, UNH put the game out of reach as Blake Kessel scored an empty net goal, giving the Wildcats a 5-2 lead.

Brian Foster made 21 saves for his second win of the season, while Shawn Sirman took the loss, making 18 saves in two periods of play. Scott Darling stopped all three shots he faced in the third period.

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