Morris, Maine Shut Out Massachusetts, 3-0, to Earn Weekend Split
Sophomore goalie Matt Morris stops 29 shots for Black Bears

Sophomore netminder Matt Morris made 29 saves for the Black Bears
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
2nd 0:35  MNE1-0 PP GW Ben Hutton (5)Devin Shore/10, Steven Swavely/8
2nd 7:18  MNE2-0 EV Steven Swavely (4)Devin Shore/11
3rd 15:24  MNE3-0 PP Eric Schurhamer (2)Cam Brown/12, Ben Hutton/8
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Maine  0213
Massachusetts  0000
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Maine  1419437
Massachusetts  1111729
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Maine (7-14-1)  2/6 6/12 0
Massachusetts (6-15-0)  0/4 9/45 0
Maine Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Matt Morris (W, 3-4-1)60:000 1111729
Massachusetts Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Henry Dill (L, 6-8-0)59:573 1417334
Empty Net0:030     

AMHERST, Mass. - A pair of power-play goals and 29 stops by Matt Morris helped carry Maine to a 3-0 shutout of UMass hockey on Saturday night in the Mullins Center. The loss, which was the second of two non-conference meetings between the squads this weekend, leaves the Minutemen at 6-15-0 on the season, while the Black Bears improve to 7-14-1.

Just 35 ticks into the second period, following an evenly-played first, Maine ended the scoreless deadlock with Ben Hutton driving in a rebound in front from Devin Shore and Steven Swavely at the points for a power-play tally.

Swavely then increased the Black Bears' lead to 2-0 at the 7:18 mark. Shore picked up the puck off the wall in the UMass zone, curled behind the net and found Swavely streaking up the right wing for the one-timer.

Maine added its third and final tally with the man advantage 15:24 into the third. Cam Brown and Hutton set up a shot by Eric Schurhamer from the point for his second of the season.

Freshman Henry Dill, in his second straight start, made 34 saves for the Minutemen, who were out-shot 37-29 in the contest. UMass finished 0-for-4 on the power play, while the Black Bears were 2-for-6 on the night with the man advantage.

The Minutemen will be back in action next Friday, Jan. 16, closing out their four-game homestand against New Hampshire at 7 p.m. in the Mullins Center.