|1st||4:18||NDM||1-0||EV||Anders Bjork (4)||Mario Lucia/7, Vince Hinostroza/25|
|1st||7:23||MNE||1-1||EV||Connor Leen (6)||Steven Swavely/12, Devin Shore/16|
|2nd||18:11||NDM||2-1||EV GW||Sam Herr (8)||Austin Wuthrich/6, Jordan Gross/17|
|2nd||18:50||NDM||3-1||EV||Vince Hinostroza (5)||Anders Bjork/8, Luke Ripley/5|
|2nd||19:35||NDM||4-1||EV||Jake Evans (6)||Connor Hurley/9|
|3rd||18:41||NDM||5-1||EV EN||Vince Hinostroza (6)||Thomas DiPauli/17|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Notre Dame (12-14-4)||0/2||4/16||0|
|Notre Dame Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Cal Petersen (W, 7-11-2)||60:00||1||10||8||15||33|
|Matt Morris (L, 4-7-2)||58:55||4||11||13||4||28|
ORONO, Maine - Notre Dame exploded for three goals in a 1:24 span late in the second period to break a 1-1 deadlock and defeat the University of Maine 5-1 on Saturday night at Alfond Arena in men's ice hockey action. Vince Hinostroza led the way for the Irish with two goals and an assist.
Notre Dame opened the scoring 4:18 into the first period. Mario Lucia had the initial shot that Maine goalie Matt Morris (Ridgewood, N.J.) saved, but Anders Bjork collected the rebound and fired the puck into the back of the net. For Bjork, it was his fourth goal of the season. Hinostroza also picked up an assist on the goal.
Maine tied the game at a goal apiece when Steven Swavely (Reading, Pa.) got the puck to Connor Leen (Chester, N.Y.) behind the goal line. He had his shot from the goal line bank in off the pad of Irish netminder Cal Peterson for his sixth goal of the season.
The game remained tied until Notre Dame scored three goals in a span of 84 seconds late in the third period. Sam Herr got what proved to be the game-winner when he tipped an Austin Wuthrich shot past Morris at 18:11. Jordan Gross also assisted on the goal.
Bjork then fed Hinostroza in transition and he beat Morris glove side just 39 seconds later. For Hinostroza, it was his fifth goal of the season. Luke Ripley also assisted on the play.
Notre Dame extended its lead to 4-1 at 19:35 of the second period. Connor Hurley fed Jake Evans, stationed just outside the crease, who got a step on his defenseman. He beat Morris for his sixth goal of the season.
Hinostroza added an empty net goal from just outside the blueline at 18:41 of the third period. Thomas DiPauli picked up the assist on the final goal of the game for the Irish.
Maine finished the game with a slim 34-33 edge in shots on goal. Both teams were scoreless in a pair of power play opportunities.
Morris made 28 saves in goal for the Black Bears and falls to 4-7-2 on the season. Peterson stopped 33 shots for Notre Dame and improves to 7-11-2.
Maine returns to action on Friday, Feb. 13 when it travels to Merrimack to start a two-game series with the Warriors. Puck drop is scheduled for 7 p.m.