BOSTON, Mass. - The University of Maine men's ice hockey team skated to a 1-1 draw with Northeastern on Friday night at Matthews Arena in Boston, Mass. Martin Ouellette (St.-Hippolyte, Quebec) made 31 saves in goal for the Black Bears, while Bill Norman (Stockholm, Sweden) notched his first career goal.
Northeastern had a great chance with 5:30 remaining in the first when Kevin Roy had a breakaway, but Maine goalie Martin Ouellette was able to make an impressive save to keep the game scoreless.
Northeastern grabbed a 1-0 lead at 16:06 of the opening period when Kevin Roy carried the puck from behind the net. Maine goalie Ouellette was able to stop the initial shot, but Roy stuffed the rebound past him. For Roy, it was his ninth goal of the season. Cody Ferriero and Mike McMurray each assisted on the goal.
Maine tied the game at 6:27 of the second period. Adam Shemansky (Robbinsville, N.J.) stole the puck from a Northeastern player and skated behind the goal. He dished the puck to Bill Norman who one-timed it past Northeastern goalie Chris Rawlings for his first career goal.
Maine outshot Northeastern 43-32 in the game. Both teams finished the game 0-for-4 on the power play.
Ouellette made 31 saves in goal for the Black Bears and moves to 3-5-3 on the season. Chris Rawlings made 42 saves in goal for the Huskies. He moves to 6-6-1 on the season.
Maine sees its record move 5-12-3 on the season, 1-7-3 in Hockey East play. Northeastern moves to 6-10-2, 3-8-2 in conference play.
The Black Bears return to action on Saturday, Jan. 12 when they travel to Merrimack for a 7 PM game with the Warriors.