McGovern's 31 Saves Backstop Maine To 4-0 Win Over UConn At Frozen Fenway
Sophomore goaltender Rob McGovern makes 31 saves for Black Bears

Senior forward Cam Brown had a goal and two assists for the Black Bears
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 2:33  MNE1-0 EV GW Cam Brown (4)Blaine Byron/13, Brendan Robbins/8
2nd 10:54  MNE2-0 EV Blaine Byron (10)Rob Michel/7, Cam Brown/21
3rd 6:55  MNE3-0 EV EA Rob Michel (6)Cam Brown/22, Brendan Robbins/9
3rd 18:03  MNE4-0 EV EN Nolan Vesey (6)Keith Muehlbauer/2
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Maine  1124
Connecticut  0000
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Maine  13201144
Connecticut  1111931
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Maine (8-11-3)  0/3 3/6 0
Connecticut (9-8-6)  0/3 3/6 0
Maine Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Rob McGovern (W, 7-7-3)59:530 1111931
Empty Net0:070     
Connecticut Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Adam Huska (L, 5-5-3)58:453 1219940
Empty Net1:151     

Maine headed to historic Fenway Park to complete their series against the University of Connecticut Huskies.

The Black Bears were hungry for a victory right out of the gate, and Maine looked to its leader, Senior Captain Cam Brown to get the scoring going. Brown received a puck behind the goal line from Blaine Byron and made a strong move scoring cross crease passed UConn goaltender Adam Huska. Goaltender Rob McGovern remained perfect through the frame, stopping all 11 shots he faced.

The second period saw the Black Bears stay hot. In a relentless play, Brendan Robbins drove the net, outracing an outstretched Huska keeping the puck in play. As fortune had it, the puck ended up on Rob Michel's stick. Faking a shot and using misdirection, Michel slid the puck backdoor to Blaine Byron, who did the rest, giving the Black Bears a 2-0 lead.

The Black Bears closed out UConn in the third, starting on a Rob Michel goal in a delayed penalty situation on assists from Cam Brown and Brendan Robbins. Nolan Vesey put the final nail in as he was able to win a race on a chip pucked by defenseman Keith Muehlbauer and hammer home the Black Bears fourth goal.

In total, Rob McGovern made 31 saves in his first career shutout for the Black Bears, as they motored to a 4-0 victory. The Black Bears now turn their attention to Boston University for a home and home matchup beginning at Boston University before Returning to Alfond Arena Saturday night for the series finale. Tickets are available by skating over to or by phone at 207-581-BEAR.