Maine Hockey Journal

Maine moves up in the polls; now No. 5

This past weekend, Maine took on the Boston University men’s ice hockey team, then third ranked team in the nation, at Agganis Arena Saturday night in Boston, MA.

The Black Bears ended the game with a disappointing tie while the Terriers walked away the No. 1 team in the nation according to Monday’s USCHO.com Top-20 and USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine polls.

Maine played a hard fought game that ended in a 2-2 tie against the BU Terriers. The Black Bears still managed to climb in both the polls to the No. 5 spot after nearly beating the undefeated Terriers.

The Black Bears were led on offense by senior defensemen Jeff Dimmen, who was involved in both of his team’s goals including his own goal which gave Maine the lead over the Terries early in the third period of Saturday night’s game.

With a late goal in the closing minutes of the game, the Terriers found a way to put a bouncing puck past the Black Bear’s goalie to put up the tying and final goal of the game.

In the end, Maine was held together by the outstanding play of their freshman goalie Dan Sullivan.

Sullivan is making great strides throughout his freshman campaign to compete for the number one spot in goal over his teammates Shawn Sirman and Martin Ouellette.

With the tie Maine was still able to gain a point to improve in the standings in a Hockey East.

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