Maine Defeated By Union, 5-2

Sophomore forward Cam Brown scored both goals for the Black Bears
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 0:51  UNI1-0 EV Daniel Ciampini (1)Jeff Taylor/3
2nd 3:57  MNE1-1 PP Cam Brown (1)Jake Rutt/1, Dan Renouf/1
2nd 5:48  UNI2-1 PP Michael Pontarelli (1)Mike Vecchione/4, Daniel Ciampini/4
2nd 7:29  UNI3-1 EV GW Ryan Scarfo (1)Noah Henry/2, Colin Stevens/1
2nd 12:47  UNI4-1 EV Daniel Ciampini (2)Mike Vecchione/5, Spencer Foo/2
3rd 8:44  UNI5-1 PP J.C. Brassard (1)Mike Vecchione/6, Jeff Taylor/4
3rd 17:38  MNE2-5 EV Cam Brown (2)Brian Morgan/1, Jake Rutt/2
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Union  1315
Maine  0112
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Union  15141039
Maine  1212933
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Union (4-0-0)  2/6 8/16 0
Maine (0-4-0)  1/6 9/29 0
Union Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Colin Stevens (W, 4-0-0)51:221 1211427
Alex Sakellaropoulos8:381 0044
Maine Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Sean Romeo (L, 0-2-0)27:293 147021
Matt Morris31:062 04913
Empty Net1:250     

ORONO, Maine -- Cam Brown (Natick, Massachusetts) had a pair of goals, however it was not enough as the University of Maine men's ice hockey team fell to second ranked Union 5-2 on Saturday night at Alfond Arena.

Union opened the scoring just 51 seconds into the game when Daniel Ciampini and Jeff Taylor teamed up on a give-and-go. After dropping the puck for Taylor, Ciampini received it back and beat Maine goalie Sean Romeo (Cary, North Carolina).

Maine tied the score at a goal apiece when Jake Rutt (Scarborough, Maine) fed Brown, who had his shot from the face-off circle beat Union netminder Colin Stevens.

The Dutchmen answered with three goals in less than seven minutes to take a 4-1 lead. Michael Pontarelli scored his first of the season on the power play, while Ryan Scarfo and Ciampini each added even-strength tallies. Union extended its lead to 5-1 at 8:44 of the third period with a power play goal by JC Brassard.

Brown added his second of the night at 17:38 of the third period. Brian Morgan (Windham, New Hampshire) had a shot that Union goalie Alex Sakellaropoul saved, but the rebound went right to Brown in the slot who fired it into the back of the net. Rutt picked up his second assist of the game on the goal.

Union, who improves to 4-0-0 on the season, outshot Maine 39-33 in the game. The Black Bears, who fall to 0-4-0 on the seson, were 1-for-6 on the power play. The Dutchmen finshed 2-for-6 with the man advantage.

Romeo got the start in goal for the Black Bears and made 21 saves on 24 shots in 27:29. He falls to 0-2-0 on the season. Matt Morris (Ridgewood, New Jersey) made 13 saves on 15 shots in 31:06.

Colin Stevens made 27 saves in 51:22. He improvs to 4-0-0 on the season. Sakellaropoul made four saves in 8:38.

Maine returns to action on Friday, Oct. 24 when it welcomes the University of Alaska Anchorage to Alfond Arena. The puck is set to drop at 7 PM on Friday night. Tickets can be purchased online at