Maine Upends Vermont, 4-1, To Sweep Weekend Series
Junior goaltender Matt Morris makes 35 saves for Black Bears

Junior goaltender Matt Morris made 35 saves for the Black Bears
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 4:51  VER1-0 EV Brady Shaw (2)Liam Coughlin/5, Brendan Bradley/2
1st 9:01  MNE1-1 SH Cam Brown (2)Blaine Byron/4, Dan Renouf/4
1st 9:13  MNE2-1 SH GW Steven Swavely (1)Will Merchant/1
1st 16:22  MNE3-1 PP Nolan Vesey (1)Will Merchant/2, Brian Morgan/1
3rd 19:24  MNE4-1 EV EN Brady Campbell (1) -
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Vermont  1001
Maine  3014
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Vermont  12141036
Maine  99220
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Vermont (3-8-2)  0/7 3/6 0
Maine (2-8-3)  1/3 7/14 2
Vermont Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Mike Santaguida (L, 3-8-2)57:093 69116
Empty Net2:511     
Maine Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Matt Morris (W, 2-2-1)60:001 11141035

ORONO, Maine -- The University of Maine Men's Ice Hockey team sweeps the weekend series against Vermont after defeating the Catamounts 4-1 on Saturday evening.

With the win, the Black Bears improve to 2-8-3 overall and 2-4-0 in Hockey East, while Vermont drops to 3-8-2 overall and 2-4-2 in Hockey East play.

Matt Morris received his second straight start in net for the Black Bears and Mike Santaguida started in goal for the Catamounts.

Vermont opened the game with the first goal, Brady Shaw was able to net his second of the season giving the Catamounts a 1-0 lead 4:51 into the first.

The Black Bears were then whistled for a tripping penalty. Cam Brown had a shorthanded opportunity and was able to score to tie the game a 1-1.

:12 seconds later off of the face off, Steven Swavely added another shorthanded goal, his first goal of the season, to give the Black Bears a 2-1 lead.

Vermont was called for a hooking penalty with 4:38 seconds remaining in the first. The Black Bears were able to convert on their first power play opportunity of the game. Nolan Vesey also scored his first goal of the season and Maine held a 3-1 lead.

The Black Bears were outshot in the first period 12-9.

In the second, Maine and Vermont were held scoreless from solid goalie play by Morris and Santaguida. Vermont had four power play opportunities in the period and were able to fire six shots on net but were held scoreless.

Vermont was aggressive possessing the puck in the third period, almost identical to last night's game. They outshot the Black Bears 10-2 in the period but Morris was able to stop all 10. Vermont pulled Santaguida for the extra attacker.

Maine's Brady Campbell picked off a pass at center ice and carried it all the way in front of the goal for an empty net goal. Maine closed out the win with their fourth goal of the game.

Morris received his second win of the season saving 35 shots while Santaguida finished with 16 saves.

The Black Bears continue their home stand next week on Nov. 27 at Alfond Arena with a 7:00 p.m. puck drop.