Maine Black Bears Shut Out By Union Dutchmen, 3-0

Maine senior defenseman Jake Rutt (pictured)
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 6:26  UNI1-0 EV GW Mike Vecchione (3)Daniel Ciampini/3, Sébastien Gingras/1
3rd 5:31  UNI2-0 EV Matt Wilkins (1)Kevin Shier/1, Jeff Taylor/2
3rd 18:49  UNI3-0 EV EN Spencer Foo (2)Mike Vecchione/3
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Union  1023
Maine  0000
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Union  159832
Maine  6101329
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Union (3-0-0)  0/2 2/4 0
Maine (0-3-0)  0/2 2/7 0
Union Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Colin Stevens (W, 3-0-0)59:560 6101329
Empty Net0:040     
Maine Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Matt Morris (L, 0-2-0)58:272 149629
Empty Net1:331     

ORONO, Maine -- The University of Maine men's ice hockey team hosted second-ranked Union on Friday night and fell to the Dutchmen. Union took a 1-0 lead into the third period, but an insurance goal midway through the frame and an empty-net goal made it a 3-0 final.

Union opened the scoring 6:26 into the game. Mike Vecchione attempted to dump the puck into the Maine zone on net. The puck deflected off the glove of Maine goalie Matt Morris (Ridgewood, New Jersey) and trickled past the goal line, to give the Dutchmen a 1-0 lead. Daniel Ciampini and Sebastien Gingras each assisted on the goal.

Union made is a 2-0 game at 5:31 of the third period. Jeff Taylor found Kevin Shier who skated the puck into the Maine zone. He found Matt Wilkins in front of the goal and Wilkins deflected the puck past Morris for his first goal of the season.

Spencer Foo added an empty-net goal at 18:49 to give Union the 3-0 win.

Union, who improves to 3-0-0 on the season, outshot Maine 32-29 in the game. The Black Bears, who fall to 0-3-0, were 0-for-2 with the man advantage. Union also finished 0-for-2 on the power play.

The two teams conclude their series on Saturday, Oct. 18. Puck drop is scheduled for 7 PM and tickets can be purchased online at