Minuteman Hockey Tops UMass-Lowell 6-3
Nov. 15, 2002
Amherst, Mass. - Two players tallied a pair of goals each in Massachusetts' 6-3 victory over UMass-Lowell (4-6-0, 0-5-0) at the Mullins Center Friday night. Sophomore Greg Mauldin (Holliston, Mass.) scored two goals in the first period for the Minutemen (3-4-0, 2-3-0), while freshman Stephen Werner (Chevy Chase, Md.) scored twice in the third period.
"We had some individuals that had real good games for us tonight, and that of course is a real positive for our team," said UMass Head Coach Don Cahoon, who watched his team record its highest offensive output against a Hockey East team since Feb. 13, 1999 (a 6-3 win over Northeastern).
Mauldin recorded the first goal of the game, getting the Minutemen on the board early. Using an assist from Werner, the sophomore was able to find the back of the net 4:05 into the first period. UMass-Lowell fought back to tie the game at 1-1 just six minutes later when Brad King scored off of assists from Baptiste Amar and Niklas Storm 10:48 into the first period. Mauldin was able to use a UMass-Lowell power play late in the period to score at the 19:31 mark to give the Minutemen a 2-1 at the first intermission. The goal was assisted by Werner and Nick Kuiper (Beaconsfield, Quebec).
UMass-Lowell evened the game at 2-2 in the middle of the second period when Ed McGrane tallied his tenth goal of the season 8:04 into the session. The River Hawks' goal was set up by Andrew Martin and Danny O'Brien. Just over two minutes later the Minutemen were able to use another power play to take a 3-2 lead. Junior Thomas Pock (Klagenfurt, Austria) used assists from Marvin Degon (Millbury, Mass.) and Matthew Anderson (West Islip, N.Y.) to score his second goal of the season. UMass-Lowell was able to use a Minuteman power play to its advantage just over four minutes later when Mark Concannon tallied his first goal of the season 14:50 into the second period. His score was set up by Darryl Green, who recorded his sixth assist on the year.
The Minutemen were able to break the 3-3 tie heading into the third period when they received a burst of offense from Werner and Tim Turner (Saginaw, Mich.). Werner tallied two goals in the third period, the first at the 6:12 mark to give UMass a 4-3 lead. His second goal of the night lifted the Minutemen to a 5-3 lead 17:46 into the third period. Pock set up the goal, recording his second assist on the season. UMass scored its final goal with under two minutes left in the game when UMass-Lowell pulled its goaltender, Dominic Smart. Turner was able to find fire a shot into the empty net 18:38 into the final period to record the unassisted goal.
Smart (1-3-0) recorded 14 saves for the River Hawks while Massachusetts' freshman goaltender, Gabe Winer (Stoughton, Mass.), tallied 28 saves on the night, improving his record to 3-3-0.
Massachusetts and UMass-Lowell will face-off in Lowell, Mass., Saturday night at 7:00 p.m.
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