Naas Lifts UConn Past Maine In Overtime, 2-1
Freshman forward Spencer Naas scores game-winning goal for Huskies

Freshman forward Spencer Naas scores game-winner for Huskies
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
2nd 4:47  CON1-0 EV Cody Sharib (5)Ryan Tyson/7, Patrick Kirtland/3
3rd 13:55  MNE1-1 EV Devin Shore (9)Nolan Vesey/9, Steven Swavely/11
OT 4:40  CON2-1 EV GW Spencer Naas (11)Corey Ronan/5, David Drake/4
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd OT Final
Connecticut  01012
Maine  00101
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd OT SOG
Connecticut  11128435
Maine  121213542
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Connecticut (8-12-5)  0/2 4/8 0
Maine (10-16-1)  0/3 3/6 0
Connecticut Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 OT Saves
Rob Nichols (W, 7-12-5)64:401 121212541
Maine Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 OT Saves
Matt Morris (L, 4-6-1)64:402 11118333

ORONO, Maine - The University of Maine men's ice hockey team dropped a 2-1 decision to UConn in overtime on Friday night at Alfond Arena. Spencer Naas scored the game-winning goal for the Huskies with just 20 seconds remaining in overtime.

Maine falls to 10-16-1 overall and 5-8-0 in Hockey East play, while UConn improves to 8-12-5 overall and 5-6-2 in Hockey East play.

UConn scored the first goal of the game 4:47 into the second period after a string of shots that eventually led to a rebound goal by senior Cody Sharib for his fifth goal of the year. Ryan Tyson and Patrick Kirtland each assisted on the goal.

Maine tied the game with 6:05 remaining in regulation. Steven Swavely (Reading, Pa.) had a shot that was blocked, but Nolan Vesey (No. Reading, Massachusetts) was able to tip the puck to Devin Shore (Ajax, Ontario) in the slot. Shore, playing his 100th consecutive game for the Black Bears, fired the puck past Nichols to knot the score at 1-1.

The game remaining tied through regulation and the majority of overtime. The Huskies then had a two-on-one odd-man rush late in overtime. Naas had the shot and Morris got a piece of it, but not enough as it trickled over the goal line. For Naas, it was his 11th goal of the season. Corey Ronan and David Drake each assisted on the goal for the Huskies.

Maine outshot UConn 42-35 in the game. The Black Bears were 0-for-2 on the power play, while the Huskies finished the game 0-for-3.

Morris made 33 saves in the loss and falls to 4-6-1 on the season. Nichols stopped 41 shots for UConn and improves to 7-12-5.

The two teams finished their two-game weekend series on Sunday, Feb. 1 at 2 p.m. with a game in Hartford, Connecticut.