Maine Hockey Journal

Black Bears comeback falls short

Despite two goals in the final minute, it wasn’t enough for the University of Maine men’s ice hockey team (11-10-2 overall 8-7-1 in Hockey East) as they lost for the second straight night, falling 3-2 to Providence College (9-10-1, 5-8-1 in Hockey East) at Schneider Arena on Saturday night.

Maine’s Spencer Abbott scored with 56 seconds remaining the contest, but it was Brian Flynn’s goal only 24 seconds later that gave the Black Bears a sign of life, cutting into the Friars’ three goal lead at 3-2.

Providence built a 3-0 lead when they opened the scoring with 9:30 remaining in the first period as Matt Bergland notched his ninth goal of the season.

The Friars added pair of goal in the final minute of the second period as Aaron Jamnick scored with 56 seconds remaining, followed by Kyle MacKinnon’s power play goal with eight seconds remaining in the period.

Freshman goalie Shawn Sirman made 19 saves in two periods of action for the Black Bears, before Dave Wilson came into the game, stopping all five shots he faced in the final period.

Alex Beaudry turned aside 36 shots.

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