Maine, New Hampshire Skate to 3-3 Draw

Senior forward Dan Correale scored a goal and an assist for the Wildcats
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 9:50  UNH1-0 PP Dan Correale (9)Andrew Poturalski/15, Tyler Kelleher/18
2nd 8:58  UNH2-0 PP Andrew Poturalski (12)Tyler Kelleher/19, Matt Dawson/5
2nd 10:23  MNE1-2 EV CÚdric Lacroix (2)Mark Hamilton/3, Andrew Tegeler/3
2nd 13:02  MNE2-2 EV Will Merchant (6)Nolan Vesey/1
2nd 14:55  MNE3-2 EV Brian Morgan (3)Andrew Tegeler/4
2nd 18:20  UNH3-3 EV GT Kyle Smith (2)Shane Eiserman/5, Dan Correale/3
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd OT Final
New Hampshire  12003
Maine  03003
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd OT SOG
New Hampshire  101312136
Maine  191815153
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
New Hampshire (4-6-4)  2/2 4/8 0
Maine (4-8-4)  0/1 5/10 0
New Hampshire Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 OT Saves
Daniel Tirone (T, 2-6-4)65:003 191515150
Maine Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 OT Saves
Matt Morris (T, 4-2-2)65:003 91112133

ORONO, Maine -- The University of Maine Men's Ice Hockey team ties UNH 3-3 in front of a sold out crowd of 5,125 at Alfond Arena Friday Night.

Maine is now 4-8-4 on the season and 2-4-1 in Hockey East play, New Hampshire is now 4-6-4 overall and 1-1-4 in Hockey East play.

Matt Morris received the start in net while Danny Tirone started in goal for the Wildcats.

The Black Bears were called for a holding penalty mid way through the first to give the Wildcats their first power play opportunity of the game. UNH capitalized with the first goal of the game by Dan Correale to give the Wildcats a 1-0 lead.

UNH carried a 1-0 lead into intermission, Maine was outshooting UNH 19-10 after the first period.

In the second period, Maine was whistled for another holding penalty to give the Wildcats their second power play chance. UNH scored their second power play goal from Andrew Poturalski to gain a 2-0 advantage.

Maine responded nearly two minutes later, with their first goal of the game from Cedric Lacroix, who deflected a Mark Hamilton shot into the back of the net to trim the lead to 2-1.

1:39 later, Will Merchant scored an unassisted goal to tie the game at 2-2.

Brian Morgan gave Maine their third goal in the game and the third in the period off of an Andrew Tegeler assist to give Maine a 3-2 lead.

Just before the end of intermission UNH tied the game with a goal from Kyle Smith to head into the second intermission tied 3-3.

Maine outshot UNH 18-13 in the second period.

Morris and Tirone held both offenses scoreless in the third, Morris had 12 saves while Tirone had 15.

Maine and UNH headed into overtime, the two Hockey East rivals each had a shot on goal in the extra frame but were unable to score. Maine finished the night with 53 shots on goal to UNH's 36. Morris finished with 33 saves and Tirone finished with 50.

Maine and UNH play their second game of this weekend series in Durham, N.H. at 7:00 p.m.