Renouf's Three Points Lead Maine To 3-2 Win Over Vermont
Junior defenseman Dan Renouf posts two goals and assist for Black Bears

Junior defenseman Dan Renouf had two goals and an assist for the Black Bears
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 16:30  MNE1-0 EV Blaine Byron (2)Steven Swavely/2, Dan Renouf/3
2nd 0:21  MNE2-0 PP Dan Renouf (1) -
2nd 7:52  MNE3-0 EV GW Dan Renouf (2)Blaine Byron/3, Cam Brown/4
3rd 14:43  VER1-3 EV Rob Hamilton (1)Brady Shaw/4
3rd 15:43  VER2-3 EV Mario Puskarich (5) -
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Vermont  0022
Maine  1203
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Vermont  5132341
Maine  1215229
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Vermont (3-7-2)  0/3 6/12 0
Maine (1-8-3)  1/5 4/8 0
Vermont Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Mike Santaguida (L, 3-7-2)58:343 1113226
Empty Net1:260     
Maine Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Matt Morris (W, 1-2-1)59:592 5132139
Empty Net0:010     

ORONO, Maine -- The University of Maine Men's Ice Hockey team defeated Vermont Friday night 3-2 at Alfond Arena.

With the win, Maine receives their first win of the season and improves their record to 1-8-3 overall and 1-4-0 in Hockey East play. Vermont drops to 3-7-2 on the year and 2-3-2 in Hockey East.

Matt Morris received the start in net, which was his sixth appearance of the season. Mike Santaguida got the start in goal for the Catamounts.

In the first period Maine was called for a holding penalty 3:52 in. The Catamounts were held to two shots on net as the Black Bears were able to kill off the penalty.

With less than four minutes remaining in the first, Blaine Byron scored his second goal of the season off of assists from Steven Swavely and Dan Renouf to give the Black Bears a 1-0 lead.

At the end of the first, the Catamounts were called for too many men on the ice, that penalty carried over into the second period.

Maine outshot Vermont 12-5 heading into the first intermission.

:21 seconds into the second, on the carryover power play opportunity, Dan Renouf fired a shot into the top of the net giving the Black Bears a 2-0 lead.

Minutes later, the Catamounts were called for a boarding penalty. Maine went on the power play again, during a rush to the Maine end as the Catamount penalty expired, Renouf placed the puck into the back of the net for his second of the game to give Maine a 3-0 advantage.

Maine continued to outshoot Vermont 15-13 in the second.

In the third period, the Catamounts came out aggressive, firing 23 shots on goal compared to Maine's two. Matt Morris had his busiest period saving 21 shots.

With less than six minutes remaining in the game, Vermont's Rob Hamilton was able to cut the lead to 3-1. One minute later, Mario Puskarich scored Vermont's second of the game to trim the lead 3-2 Maine.

Vermont pulled Santaguida for the extra attacker, but Maine was able to hold on and preserve the 3-2 victory.

Matt Morris finished the game with 39 saves, one shy of his career high. Mike Santaguida finished with 26 saves.

Maine and Vermont return to action tomorrow afternoon for a 4:00 p.m. puck drop.