Tanner House, a senior forward on the University of Maine men’s hockey team, agreed to terms on a two-year, free-agent contract with the NHL’s Edmonton Oilers, General Manager Steve Tambellini announced Saturday night.

The 24-year-old House, a native of Cochrane, Alberta, was fourth on the UMaine team in scoring with 35 points, totaling 10 goals and 25 assists. He was named the best defensive forward in the Hockey East Conference.

The Oilers didn’t immediately announce where House would report but it’s likely he could join the Oklahoma City Barons, the Oilers’ AHL affiliate, on an amateur tryout contract.

House played two seasons with the Canmore Eagles in the Alberta Junior Hockey League and two seasons with the Penticton Vees in the British Columbia Hockey League before attending UMaine on a scholarship.


USM 18, MAINE MARITIME 2: Kyle Baker and Mark White each had four goals to lead the Huskies (2-2) to a victory over the Mariners (0-1) at Portland.

Dylan Bousquet-Smith added three goals for the Huskies. Kayle Hamilton had two goals and two assists, and Baker contributed two assists.

WILLIAMS 6, BATES 5: Tommy Murray and Colin Foster each scored two goals as Williams (1-1, 1-1 NESCAC) edged Bates (2-3, 0-2) at Williamstown, Mass.

Will Gilkeson paced the Bobcats with two goals.

Bates cut the deficit to one in the fourth with goals from Gilkeson and Luke Charest.

TUFTS 14, COLBY 9: Kevin McCormick and Sean Kirwan each scored five goals for the Jumbos (3-0, 2-0 NESCAC), who used six second-quarter goals to take an 8-2 halftime lead over the Mules (2-1, 1-1) at Medford, Mass.

Ian Deveau had four goals for Colby and John Jennings scored three.

ROGER WILLIAMS 9, UNE 3: Drew Smith had four goals as the Hawks (1-3, 1-0 Commonwealth Coast) beat UNE (2-4, 0-1) at Biddeford.

Luke DiFiore scored for UNE at 9:18 of the third period, and Michael Woods and Tyler Thomason added fourth-period goals.

TRINITY 9, BOWDOIN 7: Jeff Hebert had two goals as Trinity (3-0, 2-0 NESCAC) beat Bowdoin (1-2, 0-1) at Hartford, Conn.

Mark Flibotte paced Bowdoin with two goals.


WILLIAMS 18, BATES 12: Williams (2-1, 1-1 NESCAC) scored four times in the opening 1:17 and went on to defeat Bates (0-3, 0-2) at Lewiston.

Joan O’Neill had four goals and one assist for Bates.

TRINITY 8, BOWDOIN 7: Rachel Romanowsky had three goals and three assists, and the Bantams (3-0, 2-0 NESCAC) took an 8-1 lead in the first 20 minutes and held off the Polar Bears (2-1, 1-1) at Brunswick.

Liz Clegg scored four goals in the final 40 minutes to help Bowdoin pull within one.

ROGER WILLIAMS 21, UNE 12: Kate Malenczak had five goals and two assists as the Hawks (3-1, 1-0 Commonwealth Coast) started a 12-3 run late in the first half to beat the Nor’easters (1-4, 0-2) at Biddeford.

Freshman Hannah Tavella had four goals for UNE, and Danielle Cate and Jessy Dvorak each added three.


RIDER SWEEPS MAINE: The Broncs (10-7) held the Black Bears (5-15) to a combined five hits, winning 7-2 and 9-2 at Lawrenceville, N.J.

Fran Whitten had a solo homer for Maine in Game 1.

COLBY, LUTHER SPLIT: Colby opened its season with a 6-2 loss to Luther College, then picked up a 5-4, eight-inning win in Game 2 at Fort Myers, Fla.

Reliever Greg Ladd pitched two shutout innings for the Mules, and Nate Ellis drove in the winning run in Game 2.

AMHERST 13, USM 7: Amherst (6-3) scored six times in the seventh to snap a 6-6 tie and held on to defeat the Huskies (3-3) at Auburndale, Fla.

The Huskies got three hits each from Josh Mackey and Anthony Pisani.


ST. JOSEPH’S 3, WOOSTER 1: Kiera Walsh struck out three, walked none and allowed four hits through six innings as St. Joseph’s (7-2) defeated Wooster (4-6) at Fort Myers, Fla.

Maddie Kluna struck out three in the final inning for the save, and Danyelle Shufelt and Alyssa Dunn each had three hits.

WISCONSIN-OSHKOSH 3, ST. JOSEPH’S 0: The Monks (7-3) were held to singles by Danyelle Shufelt, Connie Grovo and Lindsay Moore in a loss to the Titans (7-1) at Fort Myers, Fla.