MAINE UPENDS BOSTON COLLEGE, 3-1, TO SWEEP WEEKEND SERIES
Junior forward Jon Swavely nets two goals for Black Bears
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Maine scored the first three goals of the game and defeated third-ranked Boston College, 3-1, to capture the first series weekend series sweep of the Eagles at Kelley Rink since January 1993 in front of 7,126 fans on Saturday night.
BC sophomore goaltender Brian Billett recorded 26 saves in his first start of the season - and first start since Jan. 21, 2012 in a loss at Maine - but his efforts were not enough as Maine scored the only goal of the first period and the first two tallies of the final frame before the Eagles found the back of the net with their lone goal with 9.3 seconds remaining.
Jon Swavely got the Black Bears on the board first with a high wrist shot that beat Billett glove side at 18:43 of the first stanza.
After a scoreless second period Connor Leen scooped up a rebound in front of the net and lifted the puck into the top shelf at 2:48 of the final frame. Swavely scored his second goal of the night at 13:44 when he skated the puck behind the net and flipped a backhanded shot into the back of the goal.
Junior forward Patrick Brown scored the Eagles' only goal of the night, tipping a Teddy Doherty shot that snuck by Maine goaltender Martin Ouellette at 19:51 of the third period.
Neither team scored on the power play. Boston College went 0-3 and Maine was 0-6.
Maine goaltender Martin Ouellette stopped 24 shots. He improves to 5-7-4.
Billett falls to 0-1-0 with the loss.