Orono, Maine -- The University of Maine men's ice hockey team defeated the Canisius College Golden Griffins, 3-0, on Saturday afternoon at the Alfond Arena.
First Goal (1-0 Maine): Cole Hanson scored the lone goal of the first and second period. The transfer fired a shot from between the face-off dots. Thomas Freel fed his linemate the puck. Hanson's shot deflected off the goaltender's stick and into the back of Canisius' net. The Black Bears held a 1-0 lead at the end of 40:00.
Second Goal (2-0 Maine): Scoring the Black Bears' second power play goal of the contest, Jakub Sirota scored his second goal in as many games. Nolan Renwick won the face-off to a waiting Sirota. The captain did not waste any time and doubled Maine's lead.
Third Goal (3-0 Maine): Lynden Breen added an empty net goal with 00:29 left in regulation. It was the final goal of the night as Maine won their fourth in row.
Victor Ostman saved 22 shots in net for the Black Bears, while Jacob Barczewski stopped 23 shots between the pipes for Canisius.
Maine went 2 for 3 on the power play, as the Golden Griffins were 0-5 on its player advantages.
The Black Bears return to the ice on Friday, December 30 in Hamilton, New York. Face-off at Colgate is scheduled for 7:00 pm.