New Hampshire built an early three-goal lead that proved too much for Maine to overcome, hanging on for a 3-2 victory last night in Durham, N.H.
It didn’t take long for the Wildcats to get on the board. Kevin Goumas fed Jay Camper in the slot for the first score, just 3:13 into the game.
UNH (4-4-1, 3-3-0 Hockey East) added to its lead 25 seconds after the puck was dropped for the second period, on a Dalton Speelman tally, and the Wildcats got their third on Nick Sorkin’s nudge past Maine goalie Martin Ouellette, who had stopped a bid by Stevie Moses.
Maine (3-4-1, 3-3-0) counterattacked soon after when Kyle Beattie deflected a pass to Jon Swavely. Swavely couldn’t finish, but Spencer Abbott converted.
Abbott brought 20th-ranked Maine within one with 5:14 left in the third on a wrister, but Matt Di Girolamo (31 saves) knuckled down in net.
UMass-Lowell 7, BU 1 - Corey Trivino put the visiting Terriers (3-3-1, 2-2-1 Hockey East) on top 16 seconds into the game, but the River Hawks (3-3-0, 1-2-1) scored the next seven goals in handing 12th-ranked BU its most lopsided loss since 1999. Scott Wilson had a goal and two assists and Derek Arnold tallied a pair of goals.
Providence 5, Vermont 1 - Nine players recorded at least one point for the host Friars (4-3-1, 4-3-0 Hockey East), and Alex Beaudry (30 saves) turned away 15 third-period shots by the Catamounts (1-5-0, 0-4-0).
Harvard 2, Quinnipiac 2 - Conor Morrison and David Valek scored second-period goals for the host Crimson (0-1-1) to salvage the tie against the No. 19 Bobcats (7-3-1, 1-1-1) in ECAC action.
Yale 2, Colgate 0 - The Raiders (5-3-1, 1-1-0 ECAC) outshot the Bulldogs, 39-22, but Jeff Malcolm was a brick wall for the hosts. No. 9 Yale (2-1-1, 1-1-0) got scores from Antoine Laganiere and Clinton Bourbonais.
Brown 5, Cornell 4 - Ryan Jacobson deposited the winner to lift the Bears (2-2-0, 1-1-0 ECAC) over the Big Red (1-2-0, 1-1-0).
Dartmouth 5, Princeton 3 - James Mello recorded 36 saves and Tyler Sikura and Brandon McNally (empty net) accounted for the difference in the third for the Big Green (3-1-0, 2-0-0 ECAC).
Holy Cross 4, Niagara 3 - Rob Linsmayer netted two goals, including one of the Crusaders’ three on the power play, and Holy Cross (3-3-0, 2-2-0 Atlantic) defeated the host Purple Eagles (2-4-2, 1-2-1).
Bentley 2, Canisius 0 - Brett Hartung scored two goals, one into an empty net, and Branden Komm stopped 24 shots as the visiting Falcons (2-5-1, 2-0 Atlantic) blanked the Golden Griffins (1-3-1, 1-1-1).
Mercyhurst 2, UConn 0 - Matthew Zay spoiled a 35-save game by Garrett Bartus, and the host Lakers (4-4-0, 3-0-0 Atlantic) dropped the Huskies (3-4-1, 2-2-0). Max Strang stopped 41 shots for the shutout.
BC 3, BU 1 - Three second-period goals lifted the sixth-ranked Eagles to victory over the fifth-ranked Terriers at Walter Brown Arena. Danielle Welch had the game-winner for BC (6-3-1, 3-2-1 Hockey East), which split the weekend series with BU (6-4-1, 1-1-0). BC’s Corinne Boyles stopped 22 shots, and counterpart Kerrin Sperry recorded 35 saves.
Northeastern 3, UConn 0 - Florence Schelling had 24 saves for the ninth-ranked Huskies (8-1-0, 3-0-0 Hockey East).