Vermont Catamounts Defeat Maine Black Bears, 4-1
Senior Colin Markison registered two assists for Catamounts

Senior forward Colin Markison registered two assists for the Catamounts
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 6:48  VER1-0 EV Mario Puskarich (8)Colin Markison/7, Mike Paliotta/10
1st 7:52  MNE1-1 EV Steven Swavely (3)Eric Schurhamer/3, Nolan Vesey/4
2nd 12:34  VER2-1 PP GW Brady Shaw (5)Rob Hamilton/1, Colin Markison/8
3rd 2:47  VER3-1 EV Jarrid Privitera (4)Rob Darrar/5, Dan Senkbeil/4
3rd 18:31  VER4-1 EV EN Anthony Petruzzelli (3) -
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Vermont  1124
Maine  1001
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Vermont  12211144
Maine  812828
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Vermont (11-3-1)  1/7 5/10 0
Maine (3-11-1)  0/5 7/25 0
Vermont Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Mike Santaguida (W, 3-2-0)60:001 712827
Maine Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Sean Romeo (L, 1-7-0)59:413 1120940
Empty Net0:191     

ORONO, Me. - The University of Maine men's ice hockey team dropped a 4-1 decision to #12 Vermont on Saturday night at Alfond Arena. The Black Bears celebrated Military Appreciation Night at the game, honoring veterans, including quadruple amputee Travis Mills pregame.

Vermont got on the board at 6:48 of the first period when Mike Paliotta had a shot from the blueline that Maine goalie Sean Romeo (Cary, North Carolina) saved. Colin Markison tipped the rebound to Mario Puskarich who shot it into the back of the goal.

Maine answered back at 7:52 of the first period when Steven Swavely (Reading, Pa.) tipped an Eric Schurhamer (St. Paul, Minn.) shot from the blueline past Vermont netminder Mike Santaguida. For Swavely, it was his third goal of the season. Nolan Vesey (No. Reading, Mass.) also assisted on the goal for the Black Bears.

Vermont scored a power play goal at 12:34 of the second period. Brady Shaw had his initial shot go wide, but collected the rebound and slid it inside the goalpost to give the Catamounts a 2-1 lead.

Maine appeared to have tied the game at the end of the second period, but it was ruled that the puck crossed the goal line just after time had expired.

Vermont extended its lead to 3-1 at 2:47 of the third period. Rob Darrar fed Jarrid Privitera who fired the puck past Romeo from the left face-off circle. For Privitera, it was his fourth goal of the season.

Vermont added an empty net goal at 18:31 of the third frame. The Black Bears went to pass the puck up the ice, but Anthony Petruzzelli picked it off and shot it into the empty net from the neutral zone.

Maine falls to 3-11-1 on the season, while Vermont improves to 11-3-1.

Vermont outshot Maine 44-28 in the game. The Black Bears were scoreless in five power play chances, while Vermont converted one of its seven opportunities.

Romeo made a career-high 40 saves in goal for the Black Bears. He falls to 1-7-0 on the season. Santaguida stopped 27 shots for Vermont and improves to 3-2-0.

Maine returns to action on Saturday, Dec. 6 when it travels to UMass Lowell for a game against the River Hawks. Puck drop is scheduled for 8 PM from Tsongas Arena.