January 12, 2013

Maine Colleges: Huskies' goalie forces Black Bears to settle for a tie

From staff reports

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.

WOMEN'S HOCKEY

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.

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