|1st||16:30||MNE||1-0||EV||Blaine Byron (2)||Steven Swavely/2, Dan Renouf/3|
|2nd||0:21||MNE||2-0||PP||Dan Renouf (1)||-|
|2nd||7:52||MNE||3-0||EV GW||Dan Renouf (2)||Blaine Byron/3, Cam Brown/4|
|3rd||14:43||VER||1-3||EV||Rob Hamilton (1)||Brady Shaw/4|
|3rd||15:43||VER||2-3||EV||Mario Puskarich (5)||-|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Mike Santaguida (L, 3-7-2)||58:34||3||11||13||2||26|
|Matt Morris (W, 1-2-1)||59:59||2||5||13||21||39|
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.