BOSTON – Freshman defenseman Bill Norman, highly touted as one of Maine’s hopes for the future, scored his first goal as a Black Bear, but Northeastern netminder Chris Rawlings stopped 42 other shots to earn the Huskies a 1-1 tie at Matthews Arena in a matchup of two struggling Hockey East programs.
The Black Bears, winners of three of four previous games, are now 5-12-3 overall and 1-7-3 in Hockey East. The Huskies are 6-10-2 and 3-8-2.
Kevin Roy gave the hometown Huskies the lead at 16:06 of the first period. Senior forward Adam Shemansky helped Maine tie it up in the second as he stole the puck, skated behind the net and fed Norman for a one-timer at 5:27.
Martin Ouellette stopped 31 of 32 shots for Maine.
The Black Bears face off at Merrimack College tonight at 7 for the first of three straight games against the Warriors.
NEW ENGLAND COLLEGE 4, USM 1: James O’Reilly scored two power-play goals in the first period, which was enough for the Pilgrims (5-7-2, 4-3-1 ECAC East) to beat the Huskies (6-8, 3-5) at Gorham.
Brad McGovern scored for Southern Maine at 1:54 of the second, but Kyle Manlow answered for NEC 35 seconds later. Jonathan Boxill added a third-period goal for the Pilgrims.
UNE 4, ST. ANSELM 3: Zeth Zielinski broke a 3-all tie at 8:59 of the third period and Colby Drost made 15 of his 34 saves in the third as the Nor’easters (4-9, 2-6 ECAC East) edged the Hawks (7-3-2, 4-3-1) at Biddeford.
UNE got second-period goals from Ryan Quinn and Shayne Youngclaus to take a 3-2 lead, but Mike Richard evened it with 3:03 left in the period.
Adam Laite scored in the first for the Nor’easters.
WESLEYAN 6, BOWDOIN 5: Keith Buehler had a hand in every goal, including scoring the overtime winner as the Cardinals (6-6, 1-4-1 NESCAC) rallied to deal the Polar Bears (12-1, 7-1-1) their first loss of the season at Brunswick.
Bowdoin took a 2-0 lead after the first period on goals from Dylan Shamburger and Ollie Koo. Chris Fenwick made it 3-0 at 7:19 into the second.
Tommy Hartnet got Weslyan on the board before Connor Quinn gave Bowdoin a 4-1 lead. Buehler made it 4-2 heading into the third.
Trailing 5-4 with 26 seconds left in regulation, Buehler fed Hartnet for the tying goal, then notched the winner with 50 seconds left in overtime.
TRINITY 2, COLBY 2: Nick Lanza scored twice for the Mules (3-10-1, 1-7-1 NESCAC), but Michael Flynn scored with an extra skater on and 1:18 left to pull the Bantams (6-3-3, 3-1-3) even at Waterville.
Cory McGrath assisted on both goals and Jordan Nathan made 35 saves for Colby.
CONNECTICUT COLLEGE 2, COLBY 0: Ariel DiPasquale had a goal and an assist, and Kelsie Fralick made 29 saves as the Camels (5-6-1, 2-4-1 NESCAC) shut out the Mules (4-8, 0-7) at New London, Conn.
Justina Germano also scored.
Brianne Wheeler stopped 30 shots for Colby.
SOUTHERN MAINE 3, PLYMOUTH STATE 2: Cassandra Sherman scored the tying and winning goals for the Huskies (4-4-4, 3-2-2 ECAC) against the Panthers (2-10, 1-6) at Gorham.
Erin Banfield tied the game at 1-1 for the Huskies early in the second period before Plymouth State answered just 26 seconds later to take the lead.
Sherman knotted the game midway through the third and notched the winner on a late short-handed goal.
BOWDOIN 4, WESLEYAN 1: Stephanie Ludy had a goal and an assist to help the Polar Bears (10-1-1, 5-0 NESCAC) take a 2-0 lead in the first two periods against the Cardinals (4-9, 1-6) at Middletown, Conn.
Rachel Kennedy, Chelsea MacNeil and Kim Tess-Wanat also scored for Bowdoin.
TRINITY 7, UNE 3: Seven players scored for the Bantams (5-4-3) as they bested the Nor’easters (1-8) at Hartford, Conn.
Kayleigh Trepanier, Jenni Poulin and Shannon Reynolds found the back of the net for UNE, while first-year goalie Samantha Scobee turned away 35 shots.
BATES 66, COLBY 56: Ed Bogdonovach had 19 points to lead the Bobcats (6-9, 1-2 NESCAC) past the Mules (4-8, 1-1) at Waterville.
Luke Matarazzo and Mark Brust each added 11 points for Bates.
Danny Chase paced Colby with 16 points while Sam Wilson chipped in 15 points.
TUFTS 82, BOWDOIN 69: Tufts hit 13 3-point shots in a victory over Bowdoin College (8-3, 1-1 NESCAC) at Brunswick. The Jumbos are now 7-7 overall and 1-2 in NESCAC play.
Tom Palleschi scored 18 points and collected nine rebounds for Tufts. Ben Ferris added 15 points and 13 rebounds for the Jumbos.
Bowdoin was led by Keegan Pieri with 17 points, while Bryan Hurley contributed 13 points and 13 assists. Andrew Madlinger and Lucas Hausman chipped in 14 points each for the Polar Bears.
TUFTS 62, BOWDOIN 44: The Jumbos (14-0, 3-0 NESCAC) had four players in double digits as they downed the Polar Bears (7-5, 1-1) at Brunswick.
Kaitlin Donahoe had 14 points and Selena Lorrey added nine points for the Polar Bears, who saw their four-game winning streak end.
BATES 60, COLBY 48: Meredith Kelly had 19 points to lead the Bobcats (7-7, 1-2 NESCAC) over the Mules (6-7, 1-1) at Waterville.
Kelly recorded 15 points in the first half and had four steals in the contest. Molly Brown added 15 points, while Brianna Hawkins contributed 12 points, seven rebounds and four assists for Bates.
Diana Manduca scored 23 for Colby.