|2nd||4:47||CON||1-0||EV||Cody Sharib (5)||Ryan Tyson/7, Patrick Kirtland/3|
|3rd||13:55||MNE||1-1||EV||Devin Shore (9)||Nolan Vesey/9, Steven Swavely/11|
|OT||4:40||CON||2-1||EV GW||Spencer Naas (11)||Corey Ronan/5, David Drake/4|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||OT||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Rob Nichols (W, 7-12-5)||64:40||1||12||12||12||5||41|
|Matt Morris (L, 4-6-1)||64:40||2||11||11||8||3||33|
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.