Maine Hockey Journal

Maine gets back into the win column

This was the perfect week for the University of Maine men’s ice hockey team (5-7-1, 4-4-1 in Hockey East) to face the third ranked University of Massachusetts Lowell River Hawks (8-4-1, 4-3-1 in Hockey East).

On Tuesday, the River Hawks lost to the Providence Friars, 4-2, and they dropped their second in a row to the Black Bears, 3-1, in front of 4,752 fans at Tsongas Arena Friday night.

After a scoreless first, both teams got on the board in the second period. The River Hawks struck first only 58 seconds into the second period. Kory Falite notched his sixth of the season with the lone assist going to Ben Holmstrom.

Tanner House tied the contest up at the 7:37 mark into the second. Gustav Nyquist set the goal up. Maine took the lead with 27 seconds left in the period as Adam Shemansky recorded his seventh of the year on the powerplay. David de Kastrozza and Spencer Abbott received credit with the helpers.

House notched his second of the contest with 2:56 to play in the game. Brian Flynn and Will O’Neil set up the captain.

With the win Scott Darling improves to 5-3-1 as he made 27 saves on the night. Nevin Hamilton made 30 saves in the losing effort. Maine was1-for-3 on the powerplay and UMass-Lowell was 0-for-3 with the man advantage.

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