Graduate forward Ty Amonte had the game-winning goal and an assist for the Huskies
UConn Edges Past Maine In Overtime, 3-2
Graduate forward Ty Amonte had the game-winning goal and an assist for the Huskies

Box Score

HARTFORD, Conn. - The UConn Huskies took down Maine in an overtime thriller to improve to 8-1-1 on the season. Chase Bradley and Tabor Heaslip scored in regulation, while graduate transfer Ty Amonte scored the game winner in overtime.

UConn and Maine would rely heavily on their defense to begin the game as both goaltenders would make timely saves to keep the game scoreless. Maine got on the board first when Jakub Sirota fired a shot past Logan Terness for the goal. UConn would be unable to answer the Black Bears goal as they would head into the period break trailing by one.

It would not take long for UConn to tie the game as just 33 seconds into the start of the second period, Chase Bradley would find his way in front of the net and put home the rebound off the Harrison Rees shot. Using the momentum gained from the equalizer, the Huskies eventually took the lead as freshman Tabor Heaslip would find the loose puck in front of the net, and tip it past Maine's Victor Ostman to give UConn the 2-1 lead. Maine would answer shortly after on a goal from Justin Michaelian. Both teams would head into the third period tied at two.

Both teams had their chance to take the lead in the third period, but strong goaltending play would keep the game tied at three. With time running down in the period, UConn looked to take the lead but the shot by Samu Salminen would bounce just wide of the goal as time would run out with both teams still tied at three.

Overtime was all UConn. From the first puck drop, the Huskies would pressure the Black Bears causing multiple turnovers. The UConn pressure would pay off as Ty Amonte would steal the puck at center ice and take it up the ice before firing the shot past the goaltender for the game winner.

Up Next

UConn will wrap up the two-game series against Maine Saturday November 5 with puck drop at 4:05pm. The game can be streamed live on ESPN+.