BURLINGTON, VT – UMaine men’s hockey captured its first regulation win of the season, holding off Vermont in the final seconds to earn a 4-3 victory.
The Black Bears netted two power-play goals in the first period, first by senior Eduards Tralmaks, followed by Jacob Schmidt-Svejstrup to take a 2-0 lead. UMaine added one more in the first period on a shot from the blue line from Adam Dawe that snuck under the pad of Vermont goaltender Tyler Harmon.
Trailing 3-0 after one, Vermont found the scoreboard on a goal by Simon Boyko, but the Black Bears answered at the start of the third period with a goal from JD Greenway, his first of the season.
The Catamounts nearly battled all the way back in the third after two goals from Christian Evers. With the clock winding down in the third, Vermont made one final six-on-five rush. UMaine freshman goalie Victor Ostman came up with a couple saves, holding off the Catamounts who found the back of the net just after time expired.
“It wasn’t [Ostman’s] first college game today, it was his second, and he showed the kind of poise today that we knew he had and played exceptionally well,” said UMaine Head Coach Red Gendron after the game.
Ostman recorded 29 saves in his second collegiate game.
The Black Bears improve to 1-4-1 on the season, with their next game scheduled against Providence on Jan. 15.