Perez Lifts Maine To 3-2 Overtime Win Over Merrimack
Freshman forward Daniel Perez scores 1:49 into overtime for Black Bears

Junior forward Cam Brown scored a goal for the Black Bears
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
3rd 8:48  MNE1-0 EV Steven Swavely (9)Will Merchant/8
3rd 14:13  MNE2-0 PP Cam Brown (6)Andrew Tegeler/10, Conor Riley/4
3rd 18:17  MER1-2 EV EA Chris LeBlanc (5)Derek Petti/7, Brett Seney/18
3rd 19:38  MER2-2 EV EA Brett Seney (8)Jared Kolquist/12
OT 1:49  MNE3-2 EV GW Daniel Perez (2)Rob Michel/8, Nolan Vesey/3
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd OT Final
Merrimack  00202
Maine  00213
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd OT SOG
Merrimack  886123
Maine  11711433
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Merrimack (9-16-7)  0/2 5/10 0
Maine (8-20-6)  1/5 2/4 0
Merrimack Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 OT Saves
Drew Vogler (L, 1-4-1)60:323 1179330
Empty Net1:170      
Maine Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 OT Saves
Rob McGovern (W, 2-11-3)61:492 884121

ORONO, Maine -- The University of Maine men's ice hockey team defeated Merrimack 3-2 in overtime to send seniors: Will Merchant, Bill Norman, Conor Riley, Steven Swavely and Andrew Tegeler away victorious for their last game at Alfond Arena on Senior Night.

With Maine's win, the Black Bears improve to 8-20-6 overall and 5-13-2 in Hockey East. Merrimack falls to 9-16-7 on the season and 3-10-7 in Hockey East.

Rob McGovern started in net for Maine and Drew Vogler started for Merrimack.

Mcgovern and Vogler held both offenses scoreless through three periods of play. Up until that point Maine had been outshooting Merrimack 18-16 heading into the third period.

Senior captain Steven Swavely scored the first goal of the game, 8:48 into the third from fellow senior Will Merchant to give Maine a 1-0 advantage.

Merrimack was whistled for an interference penalty 12:36 into the period. Maine capitalized on the power play opportunity with a power play goal by Cam Brown assisted by seniors Andrew Tegeler and Conor Riley. Maine increased their lead, 2-0.

With less than two minutes remaining in the game Merrimack pulled Vogler for the extra attacker. Seconds later, Chris LaBlanc scored Merrimack's first of the night to cut the lead 2-1 Maine.

The Warriors continued with the extra attacker and scored the equalizer with :22 seconds remaining in the game 2-2.

In overtime, Rob Michel fired a shot on net and Daniel Perez tipped in the puck for the game winner, his second goal of the season for a Maine win 3-2.

Rob McGovern finished with 21 saves, Drew Vogler had 30 saves on the night.

The Black Bears return to action next weekend as they travel to Northeastern for a weekend series starting on Feb. 26.