LOWELL, Mass. — Martin Ouellette made a career-high 39 saves and Ryan Lomberg scored with 1:24 left in regulation Friday night, propelling the University of Maine men’s hockey team into a 1-1 tie with UMass-Lowell.
Ouellette’s only blemish came at 17:11 of the first period when Adam Chapie’s shot from the circle deflected off the pipe and in for a 1-0 lead for the River Hawks (14-6-2, 4-3-1 Hockey East).
The Black Bears (11-7-3, 5-2-2) tied it with Ouellette off for an extra attacker. Lomberg collected a point shot by Ben Hutton and put it past goalie Connor Hellebuyck (28 saves).
TRINITY 5, BOWDOIN 1: Trinity took advantage of two first-period power plays to jump out to a 3-1 lead on its way to a win over Bowdoin at Hartford, Conn.
Gabriel Renaud scored the Polar Bears’ lone goal.
UNE 5, CASTLETON STATE 3: Zach Lokey started the scoring midway through the first period, then finished it off with an empty-netter with 31 seconds left as the Nor’easters (6-10-1, 3-7 ECAC East) stormed past the Spartans (8-8-1, 4-5-1) with three third-period goals at Biddeford.
Jared Melman tied it early in the final period. Connor Bates scored the winner at 5:44.
Trevor Fleurent also scored for UNE, which was outshot 42-21. Colby Drost made 39 saves.
COLBY 5, WESLEYAN 4: Nick Lanza tied it with 10 seconds left in regulation, then scored the winner in overtime as the Mules (8-4-3, 5-3-1 NESCAC) rallied from a late two-goal deficit against the Cardinals (7-5-1, 2-5) at Middletown, Conn.
James Kline’s short-handed goal put Wesleyan up 4-2 with 5:31 remaining, but Robert McCormick responded for Colby with a short-handed goal with 1:43 left prior to Lanza’s equalizer with an extra attacker on.
SKIDMORE 2, SOUTHERN MAINE 2: The Huskies (4-7-5, 3-5-2 ECAC East) overcame a two-goal deficit against Skidmore (6-6-5, 2-4-4) in Gorham.
USM fell behind 2-0 early in the second period. Todd Bannerman scored on a power play with 4:54 left in the second, and Pier-Michel LaPointe tied it in the third period.
Josh Hillegas finished with 25 saves for Southern Maine, while Jack McDonald had 32 saves for Skidmore.
USM 2, ST. MICHAEL’S 1: The Huskies (9-6-1, 6-1 ECAC East) fired 20 shots on the Purple Knights (1-11-1, 0-7) in the third period, finally breaking through on Julia Pearl’s power-play goal with 42 seconds left to take a win at Gorham.
Erin Banfield assisted on Pearl’s winner and also scored in the first period.
COLBY 3, CONNECTICUT COLLEGE 3: Brianne Wheeler recorded 20 of her 43 saves in the third period to help the Mules (4-6-2, 2-4-1) hold Connecticut College (6-5-3, 1-3-3) to a tie in Waterville.
Natalie Fischer, Annie Papadellis and Megan Fortier each had a goal for the Mules.
FRANKLIN PIERCE 5, UNE 2: Haylea Barbieri and Jamie Wiley each scored twice as the Ravens (13-2-1) handled the Nor’easters (5-8-3) at Winchendon, Mass.
WESLEYAN 2, BOWDOIN 2: Scarborough’s Abby Rutt scored with 1:32 remaining, drawing Wesleyan (3-6-4, 1-3-3 NESCAC) even with the host Polar Bears (7-5-1, 2-2-1).
Bowdoin took a 2-0 lead in the second period when Schuyler Nardelli and Madeline Lane scored just a minute apart.
WILLIAMS 69, BOWDOIN 64: Michael Mayer’s 26 points helped carry host Williams (12-2, 2-1 NESCAC) over Bowdoin (12-1, 2-1).
Lucas Hausman scored 18 points for the Polar Bears.
TRINITY 74, BATES 59: Edward Ogundeko had 14 points and 13 rebounds to propel Trinity (10-6, 2-1 NESCAC) past Bates (8-5, 1-1) at Lewiston.
The Bobcats got 17 points from Graham Safford and 18 from junior Billy Selmon.
HAMILTON 70, COLBY 57: Chris Hudnut scored 22 points in a losing effort as Colby (7-6, 1-2 NESCAC) fell to Hamilton (8-7, 1-2) at Clinton, N.Y.
Ryan Jann scored 18 points and led the Mules with eight rebounds.
The Mules were up 26-25 at the half, but a 12-2 run midway through the second half put Hamilton ahead for good with a 59-51 lead. Matt Hart scored eight points during that run and finished as Hamilton’s leading scorer with 20 points.
TRINITY 72, BATES 55: Hannah Brickley had 16 points and nine rebounds, Shantel Hanniford added 15 points and seven rebounds off the bench, and the Bantams (10-5, 3-0 NESCAC) powered past the Bobcats (7-8, 0-2) at Lewiston.
Chelsea Nason scored 15 points and Meredith Kelly had 13 for the Bobcats.
WILLIAMS 69, BOWDOIN 55: Lauren McCall scored 24 points to lead host Williams (13-2, 2-1 NESCAC) past Bowdoin (14-2, 2-1).
Sara Binkhorst paced the Polar Bears with 15 points.
HAMILTON 63, COLBY 56: Mia Diplock scored 21 points for Colby (5-10, 0-3 NESCAC), but Hamilton (7-7, 1-2) came back in the second half to earn a win at Clinton, N.Y.
Desi Smith finished with 14 points for the Mules and was 10 for 11 from the line.
Dani Feigin was Hamilton’s leading scorer with 21 points.