LOWELL, Mass.(NEWS CENTER) - Freshman Kyle Williams (Bowdoinham, Maine) redirected a Mike Cornell (Franklin, Mass.) shot into the net at 11:10 of the third period to give the University of Maine men's ice hockey team a 4-3 win over UMass Lowell on Saturday, Nov. 10. Rookie Devin Shore (Ajax, Ontario) also picked up his first career goal in the game for the Black Bears.
UMass Lowell took a 1-0 lead with a power play goal at 10:09 of the first period, on a goal by Derek Arnold, that deflected off a skate. Joseph Pendenza and Chad Ruhwedel each assisted on the play for the River Hawks.
Maine tied the game at 12:53 with a short-handed goal by Connor Leen (Chester, N.Y.). Leen skated down the left slot and fired a shot past UML goalie Doug Carr. For Leen, it was his team-leading third goal of the season. Mike Cornell assisted on the goal.
Maine took a 2-1 lead at 17:10 of the first period when Nick Pryor (St. Paul ,Minn.) rifled a shot that hit the post. The rebound went right to Adam Shemansky (Robbinsville, N.J.) who fired it into the open net. It was the first goal of the season for Shemansky.
Maine extended its lead to 3-1 at 8:42 of the second period. Brice O'Connor (Londonderry, N.H.) had a shot that was saved. The rebound went to Ryan Lomberg (Richmond Hill, Ontario) who fired it back towards the net and that shot was blocked. The rebound went to a wide-open Devin Shore, who fired the puck past Carr. It was the first career goal for Shore.
UMass Lowell pulled to within one goal at 11:41 of the second period on a goal by Riley Wetmore. The River Hawks tied the game at 3-3 at 19:31 of the second period on a two-on-none breakaway. Pendenza kept the puck and fired it past Maine goalie Martin Ouellette (St.-Hippolyte, Quebec).
Maine took 4-3 lead when Kyle Williams tipped a Cornell shot past Carr. Ben Hutton (Prescott, Ontario) also assisted on the goal go ahead goal for the Black Bears.
Maine goalie Ouellette was impressive in goal, making several outstanding saves. He stopped 27 shots in the game and moves to 1-3-0.
Carr made 18 saves on goal for the River Hawks. He moves to 2-3-1.
UMass Lowell outshot Maine 30-22 in the game. The Black Bears were 0-for-4 on the power play, while UMass Lowell finished the game 1-for-5.
Maine improves to 2-9-0 on the season and 1-5-0 in Hockey East play. The River Hawks fall to 2-4-1 overall, 1-3-1 in conference play.