PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Ross Mauermann opened the scoring 1:27 into the game, and that was all the offense Providence would need as Jon Gillies of South Portland stopped all 26 shots he faced in a 3-0 Hockey East victory over Maine on Saturday night at Providence, R.I.

Providence (3-2-1, 2-1 Hockey East) extended its lead to 2-0 when Shane Luke scored a four-on-four goal 10:23 into the game. Kevin Hart of Cumberland capped the scoring for the Friars with a power-play goal 8:04 into the second period.

Paul de Jersey chipped in with a pair of assists for Providence, and Luke also added an assist.

Maine (1-6, 0-2) had six power-play chances but was unable to convert on any of them, including 0 for 3 in the third period.

Dan Sullivan finished with 39 saves for the Black Bears, who were outshot 42-26.


BOWDOIN 3, HAMILTON 2: Jamie Hofstetter scored three goals, including the eventual winner in the 66th minute as the fourth-seeded Polar Bears raced out to a 3-1 lead and held off the fifth-ranked Continentals in the NESCAC quarterfinals at Brunswick.

Molly Popolizio and Kathleen Smith added assists for the Polar Bears (11-3-1). 

USM 2, RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE 1: Brooke Lawrence opened the scoring in the 21st minute and Cathy Wise added the eventual winner with 2:44 left in the first half as the Huskies (3-13, 2-5 Little East) clinched the sixth seed in the upcoming Little East tournament with a win over the Anchorwomen (3-11, 1-6) at Providence, R.I.

Katie Cobb finished with five saves for the Huskies. 

AMHERST 1, COLBY 0: Amanda Brisco scored on an assist from Hannah Cooper in the 54th minute to lift the third-seeded Jeffs (13-1-1) over the sixth-seeded Mules (8-7) in a NESCAC quarterfinal at Amherst, Mass. 

EASTERN NAZARENE 1, UNE 0: The fourth-seeded Lions (9-7-3) blanked the fifth-seeded Nor’easters (7-11-1) in a Commonwealth Coast quarterfinal at Quincy, Mass. 

NEW HAMPSHIRE 2, MAINE 1: Hannah Richard scored early in the second half to lift the Wildcats (10-7, 5-0 America East) over the Black Bears (10-9, 2-3) at Orono.

Cassidy Svetek scored Maine’s goal.


BOWDOIN 3, WILLIAMS 0: Rachel Kennedy scored the first of her two goals just 1:34 into the game with an assist from Katie Riley as the third-seeded Polar Bears (13-2) downed the sixth-seeded Ephs (6-9) in the quarterfinals of the NESCAC tournament at Brunswick.

Brooke Phinney added a first-half score for Bowdoin. 

USM 3 WESTERN CONN. STATE 1: Annabelle Frenette scored in the 58th minute to lead the Huskies (9-11, 5-6 Little East) to a victory over the Colonials (5-12, 3-8) at Gorham.

Peyton Dostie and Allison Ward also scored for USM. 

UNE 5, SALVE REGINA 1: Laura Egounis scored two goals and assisted on another and Emily Koehler added one goal and three assists as the Nor’easters (10-8, 7-3 Commonwealth Coast) scored four second-half goals to pull away from the Seahawks (8-9, 3-7) at Biddeford.

Hannah Tavella and Suzy Libby also scored, and Kaitlyn Warren had five saves for the Nor’easters. 

NEW ENGLAND COLLEGE 2, ST. JOSEPH’S 1: Kristen O’Connell’s goal lifted the fourth-seeded Pilgrims (9-11) to a win over the fifth-seeded Monks (9-8) in an NAC quarterfinal at Henniker, N.H.


TUFTS 3, BOWDOIN 0: The fourth-seeded Jumbos (9-3-3) blanked the fifth-seeded Polar Bears (8-5-2) in a NESCAC quarterfinal at Somerville, Mass. 

EMERSON 3, ST. JOSEPH’S 0: The sixth-seeded Lions (10-6-2) used a nine-minute, first-half scoring barrage to eliminate the Monks (10-7-2) from the GNAC tournament at Standish. 

USM 3, RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE 0: Mazen Aljari scored a pair of goals in the first 11 minutes of the game as the Huskies (5-13, 2-5 Little East) downed the Anchormen (4-13-1, 2-5) at Gorham.

Kevin Deignan added an insurance goal.


SMCC 80, ST. THOMAS UNIVERSITY 60: Aubrey Lampkins and Emmanuel Donalson scored 17 points apiece to lead the Seawolves to a season-opening victory over St. Thomas University at the CAN-AM Tournament at Auburn.


SMCC 70, NEW BRUNSWICK-ST. JOHN 66: Alicia Hoyt finished with 18 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Seawolves over the University of New Brunswick-St. John at the CAN-Am tournament at Central Maine C.C. in Auburn.

Rogetta Donalson also scored 18 points, and Maria Veino added 11 rebounds for the Seawolves.