Maine Hockey Journal

Maine moving up in the polls; Flynn named HE Player of the Week

With Maine pulling off stellar performances this past weekend, they moved up to No.7 in the USCHO poll and No.6 in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine.

Maine’s players seem to have left their average play back in East Lansing because the Black Bears dominantly swept the then No.2 North Dakota Fighting Sioux in Orono, Maine.

Finding the nets in a big way, Maine skated to a massive win on Friday night 7-3 over the Fighting Sioux.

One of last year’s Hobby Baker award finalist Gustav Nyquist, picked up his 100th point as a Black Bears.

Entering Alfond Arena Saturday night, the Fighting Sioux were looking for redemption and a win over the Black Bears in its own house. Even with the Fighting Sioux scoring the game’s first goal, Maine was too much for a top team like North Dakota to handle as Maine scored the game tying goal only minutes later. The Black Bears didn’t look back again, scoring three unanswered goals and winning the second game in the series 4-2.

Maine is geared up and ready for the upcoming matchups against Hockey East teams in the next couple weeks. Maine will face the Vermont Catamounts men’s ice hockey team in a one game meeting on October 30 and then will move to their next big test against the Boston University Terriers on November 6. Both games will be played on the road for the Black Bears.

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Maine Junior forward Brian Flynn was named Hockey East Player of the Week.

Flynn scored three goals in Maine’s weekend sweep over No. 2 ranked North Dakota at Alfond Arena. He scored two goals in Friday night’s in a 7-3 win. On Saturday, he followed that up by scoring the game-winning goal as the Black Bears swept the series with a 4-2 win. He finished the weekend with eight shots on goal and a +1 rating.

It’s the third time in Flynn’s career he’s been named Hockey East Player of the Week.

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