Hinostroza's Three Points Lead Notre Dame Past Maine, 5-1
Sophomore forward Vince Hinostroza posts two goals and assist for Fighting Irish

Sophomore forward Vince Hinostroza posts two goals and assist for Fighting Irish
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 4:18  NDM1-0 EV Anders Bjork (4)Mario Lucia/7, Vince Hinostroza/25
1st 7:23  MNE1-1 EV Connor Leen (6)Steven Swavely/12, Devin Shore/16
2nd 18:11  NDM2-1 EV GW Sam Herr (8)Austin Wuthrich/6, Jordan Gross/17
2nd 18:50  NDM3-1 EV Vince Hinostroza (5)Anders Bjork/8, Luke Ripley/5
2nd 19:35  NDM4-1 EV Jake Evans (6)Connor Hurley/9
3rd 18:41  NDM5-1 EV EN Vince Hinostroza (6)Thomas DiPauli/17
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Notre Dame  1315
Maine  1001
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Notre Dame  1216533
Maine  1181534
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Notre Dame (12-14-4)  0/2 4/16 0
Maine (10-17-3)  0/2 4/16 0
Notre Dame Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Cal Petersen (W, 7-11-2)60:001 1081533
Maine Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Matt Morris (L, 4-7-2)58:554 1113428
Empty Net1:051     

ORONO, Maine - Notre Dame exploded for three goals in a 1:24 span late in the second period to break a 1-1 deadlock and defeat the University of Maine 5-1 on Saturday night at Alfond Arena in men's ice hockey action. Vince Hinostroza led the way for the Irish with two goals and an assist.

Notre Dame opened the scoring 4:18 into the first period. Mario Lucia had the initial shot that Maine goalie Matt Morris (Ridgewood, N.J.) saved, but Anders Bjork collected the rebound and fired the puck into the back of the net. For Bjork, it was his fourth goal of the season. Hinostroza also picked up an assist on the goal.

Maine tied the game at a goal apiece when Steven Swavely (Reading, Pa.) got the puck to Connor Leen (Chester, N.Y.) behind the goal line. He had his shot from the goal line bank in off the pad of Irish netminder Cal Peterson for his sixth goal of the season.

The game remained tied until Notre Dame scored three goals in a span of 84 seconds late in the third period. Sam Herr got what proved to be the game-winner when he tipped an Austin Wuthrich shot past Morris at 18:11. Jordan Gross also assisted on the goal.

Bjork then fed Hinostroza in transition and he beat Morris glove side just 39 seconds later. For Hinostroza, it was his fifth goal of the season. Luke Ripley also assisted on the play.

Notre Dame extended its lead to 4-1 at 19:35 of the second period. Connor Hurley fed Jake Evans, stationed just outside the crease, who got a step on his defenseman. He beat Morris for his sixth goal of the season.

Hinostroza added an empty net goal from just outside the blueline at 18:41 of the third period. Thomas DiPauli picked up the assist on the final goal of the game for the Irish.

Maine finished the game with a slim 34-33 edge in shots on goal. Both teams were scoreless in a pair of power play opportunities.

Morris made 28 saves in goal for the Black Bears and falls to 4-7-2 on the season. Peterson stopped 33 shots for Notre Dame and improves to 7-11-2.

Maine returns to action on Friday, Feb. 13 when it travels to Merrimack to start a two-game series with the Warriors. Puck drop is scheduled for 7 p.m.