BOSTON, Mass. -- The University of Maine men's ice hockey team exploded to four first period goals en route to 7-3 win over Boston University in 2014 Frozen Fenway, in front of 25,580 fans at Fenway Park. Ryan Lomberg (Richmond Hill, Ontario), Devin Shore (Ajax, Ontario) and Ben Hutton (Prescott, Ontario) each tallied a pair of goals in the game for the Black Bears. Maine improves to 11-7-2 on the season and 5-2-1 in conference play.
Maine opened the scoring with a power play goal at 6:37 of the first period. Mark Anthoine (Lewiston, Maine) got the puck to Ryan Lomberg, who beat BU goaltender Matt O'Connor. Cam Brown (Natick, Mass.) also assisted on the goal. For Lomberg, it was his fifth goal of the season.
The game featured a 70 minute lightning delay just over seven minutes into the game. Maine headed to the power play once the two teams were back on the ice. It did not take long for Hutton to find the back of the net from Connor Leen (Chester, N.Y.) and Shore.
Andrew Cerretani (Pelham, N.H.) and Shore then scored goals 48 seconds apart to extend Maine's lead to 4-0 late in the first period. Brown and Eric Schurhamer (St. Paul, Minn.) picked up assists on Cerretani's goal, while Brice O'Connor (Londonderry, N.H.) and Stu Higgins (Troy, Mich.) each assisted on Shore's.
Lomberg opened the scoring in the second period with his second goal of the game from Anthoine and Dan Renouf (Pickering, Ontario) to extend Maine's lead to 5-0.
BU then notched three straight goals by Garrett Noonan, Nick Roberto and Cason Hohmann to pull to within a pair of goals with 5:06 to play in regulation. Boston University pulled Sean Maguire, who had replaced Matt O'Connor, in favor of an extra attacker.
Hutton made the Terriers pay as he shot the puck nearly the length of the ice to give Maine a 6-0 lead. Shore also added an empty-net goal to make it a 7-3 final.
Maine outshot Boston University 39-34 in the game. The Black Bears were 3-for-6 on the power play, while Boston University converted one of its eight chances.
Martin Ouellette (St.-Hippolyte, Quebec) made 31 saves in goal and improves to 10-7-2. Matt O'Connor made 15 saves in 15:55 and falls to 6-5-2. Sean Maguire replaced O'Connor and made 16 saves in 41:45.
Maine returns to action when it hosts St. Francis-Xavier on Tuesday, Jan. 14. Puck drop is scheduled for 7 PM at Alfond Arena.
Aaron began his career at WVII in March of 2008. He attended Old Town High School, where he graduated in 2004. From there he moved on to the New England School of Communications, majoring in Sports Broadcasting and Journalism. Originally a sports radio major, Aaron co-hosted a weekly sports radio show on WHSN called This Week in Sports while also doing play by play and color commentary of Husson Eagle sporting events. He also spent a semester as the stations sports director. After his sophomore year he realized he had run out of radio classes to take, so he began taking TV courses while also working at Stephen King’s sports station WZON. Aaron graduated from NESCom in May of 2008 with a degree in communications, and was named the top broadcast journalist of his class. Since joining ABC-7 and Fox Bangor he has won multiple Maine Association of Broadcasting Awards.
In his free time Aaron likes, surprise, to watch sports and play sports. From mountain climbing to basketball, there are very few sports Aaron doesn’t enjoy. He also likes traveling when he gets the chance, and is happy he has been able to pursue his passion for sports while staying close to his family. You can follow him on Twitter at @AaronRJackson, and you can catch him weeknights at 6, 10 and 11 on ABC-7 and Fox Bangor. He can also be reached via email at [email protected].