Wednesday, 09 January 2019 17:11

New year proves fruitful for Maine men's hockey's offense

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ORONO - Eight goals and two wins in two games, not a bad start to the calendar year.

"Me and my linemates talked it out, we said we were going to leave it all the ice..," said spohomore forward Eduards Tralmaks.

Maine me'ns hockey capped off their non-conference schedule with an overtime win over head coach Red Gendron's former team: the seventeenth-ranked Yale Bulldogs.

"It's not personal, I was just really proud of how our team played because they're a very good team," said Gendron.

That overtime winner capped off the team's first two-game win streak since it opened the season with a sweep of Saint Lawrence.

"Scoring four goals in the first two games of the calendar year certainly helps the confidence of our players, now we've got just Hockey East games left to play and we've got a lot of them at home so our fate is in our own hands," said Gendron.

Four seems to be the magic number for this team.

The Black Bears are 4-0 this season when they hang four on opposing goalies, and they've held opponents to under three goals in ten of eighteen games.

"Focusing on us and what we do good, the more we kind of fine tune our little details of the game the more it'll help us this weekend," said senior defenseman Rob Michel.

If they found the magic number, they found it at the right time; they face their fourth tournament team this season, Northeastern, this weekend.

"Every point matters so these are extra, maybe, pressure, extra hard games because that's what we mostly play for..playing home is huge especially at the Alfond, everyone hates playing here but we love playing here..," said Tralmaks.

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