ORONO — Dan Renouf scored a pair of power-play goals in the second period and the University of Maine recorded its first men’s hockey win of the season Friday night, holding on for a 3-2 victory over Vermont.

The win snapped an eight-game losing streak for the Black Bears (1-8-3, 1-4 Hockey East) after they opened the season with three consecutive ties.

Renouf assisted on Blaine Byron’s goal in the first period, then made it 3-0 with his two goals in the first eight minutes of the second period.

Vermont (3-7-2, 2-3-2) cut the deficit to 3-2 with 4:17 remaining in the game when Rob Hamilton and Mario Puskarich scored exactly a minute apart. But Maine goalie Matt Morris was able to protect the lead, finishing with 39 saves.

The teams play again at 4 p.m. Saturday at Alfond Arena.

UMASS-BOSTON 8, UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND 3: Zach Lindsay scored a pair of goals and Matt Lemire added a goal and three assists to lead the Beacons (5-0, 3-0 NEHC) over the Nor’easters (1-3-1, 1-3) at Biddeford.

Ryan Quinn had a goal and an assist for UNE. Dylan Bengston and Armand Uomoleale also scored.

BABSON 8, SOUTHERN MAINE 0: Dan Casey scored two goals and also had an assist for the Beavers (5-0, 3-0 NEHC) as they cruised past the Huskies (3-3, 2-2) at Gorham.

Matt Michaels and Kyle Shapiro combined to make 29 saves for USM.


BOWDOIN 6, COLBY 3: Ariana Bourque had two goals, Julie Dachille added a goal and an assist, and the Polar Bears scored three times in the third period for a season-opening win over the visiting Mules at Brunswick.

Bourque made it 4-2 with 4:20 left in the third. After Delaney Flynn scored for Colby 20 seconds later, Dachille and Maegan Sheehan got the final two goals 24 seconds apart.

Flynn and Katie McLaughlin each had a goal and assist.

SOUTHERN MAINE 1, UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND 1: Taylor Fowler opened the scoring for UNE (1-3-1, 1-3-1 NEHC) midway through the first period and Ally Vanidestine scored the tying goal for USM (1-3-1, 1-3-1 NEHC) in the second period as the teams skated to a tie at Biddeford.

UNE goalie Sydney Helmbrecht made six saves in overtime and finished with 31 saves.

Britney Evangelista made 26 saves for the Huskies, including one on a breakaway late in the third period.


SOUTHERN MAINE 98, COLBY-SAWYER 89: Jose Novchanthavong scored 21 points to lead the Huskies (2-1) over the Chargers (3-1) in the Rivier Tip-Off Tournament at Nashua, New Hampshire.

WESTERN CONNECTICUT STATE 94, BOWDOIN 71: Lucas Hausman scored 34 points for the Polar Bears in a season-opening loss to the Colonials (1-1) at the Roger Williams Tournament in Bristol, Rhode Island.

Jack Simonds had 14 points for Bowdoin.

STATEN ISLAND 98, COLBY 92: Colby (0-1) built a 26-point lead in the second half, paced by Ryan Jann with 24 points, but Staten Island (2-0) rallied for an overtime victory in the WPI Tournament in Worcester, Massachusetts.


MINNESOTA 91, MAINE 64: The Black Bears (1-2) got as close as 57-54 on a 3-pointer by Sophie Weckstrom with 3:04 left in the third quarter, but Minnesota (2-0) pulled away with an 18-0 run at Minneapolis.

Sigi Koizar finished with 13 points and Weckstrom finished with 12 to pace Maine.

BOWDOIN 68, CLARKSON 61: Shannon Brady finished with 21 points, seven rebounds and five blocks to lead the Polar Bears (1-0) over the Golden Knights (2-1) in the Plattsburgh State Tip-Off Tournament in Plattsburgh, New York.

UMAINE-FARMINGTON 61, BATES 53: Meghan Smith scored 19 points and pulled down nine rebounds to lead the Beavers (1-2) over the Bobcats (0-1) at Farmington.

Bates, which led by nine points in the third quarter, was paced by Nina Davenport with 15 points.

COLBY 84, WESLEY 48: Emily Davis and Carylanne Wolfington scored 13 points apiece for the Mules (1-0) in a win over the Wolverines (1-1) at the Cave Classic in Bridgewater, Massachusetts.


SALVE REGINA 42, HUSSON 39: Alex Hulme caught a 10-yard pass from Brandan Basil with 58 seconds left to lift Seahawks (8-2) over the Eagles (7-3) in the ECAC Clayton Chapman Bowl at New Britain, Connecticut.

John Smith rushed for 276 yards and three touchdowns and caught a touchdown pass for the Eagles, who led 33-21 at halftime. Quarterback Cory Brandon threw for 167 yards and three touchdowns.