PREVIEW: Men’s hockey to host # 15 UMass Lowell at Cross Insurance Arena on Saturday

ORONO, Maine – The men’s ice hockey team and head coach of the University of Maine Ben barr will host the 15 / RV UMass Lowell River Hawks this Saturday, November 27 at Cross Insurance Arena in Portland, Maine. The delivery of the puck is scheduled for 5 p.m.

Game # 13: Maine Black Bears vs # 15 / RV UMass Lowell River Hawks
DATED: Saturday, November 27, 2021
TIME: 5:00 p.m. EST
TO PLACE: Cross Insurance Arena – Portland, Maine
RECORDS 2021-22: Maine 1-9-2 (1-6-1 ET), UML 7-2-2 (5-1-0 ET)


About black bears

• Ben barr was named the fifth head coach of the University of Maine’s men’s ice hockey program. Barr comes to Orono after spending the previous five seasons at the University of Massachusetts, winning a national championship.

• The Black Bears went 0-1-1 with a shootout victory last weekend at # 19 Boston College. The Eagles won Thursday night’s game, 6-2, before the two teams were tied 2-2 on Friday.

• Brad Morrissey and Donavan Villeneuve Houle both scored in Maine’s 2-1 shootout win at Chestnut Hill. Villeneuve-Houle scored two goals and won the shootout match in the Thursday / Friday series. Victor ostman stopped 29 shots, while allowing just one shootout goal in Maine’s shootout win on Friday night.

• The Black Bears enter the season with six new faces on the roster after watching five players graduate or leave to continue their professional hockey careers.

• Three incoming freshmen and three transfers make up the players who have been added by the new coaching staff. Three of the new student athletes are from the United States, while the other three are from Canada.

• The promotion of three members of 2025 includes Tim gould, Nolan renwick, and David Breazeale. Dominique dockery, Matthew Fawcett, and Grant Hébert are the three transfers that have chosen the University of Maine over their other offers.

About the River Hawks

• UMass Lowell finished the 2020-21 season with a 10-9-1 record, ultimately defeated by the eventual national champion and # 3 UMass, 1-0, in the Hockey East Championship game.

• The River Hawks bring back two of their top five 2020-21 scorers in Andre Lee and Reid Stefanson.

• Owen Savory appeared in 12 games last season. The junior goaltender posted a 3.21 GPA and 0.846 save percentage while winning four games for the River Hawks.

The series with UMass Lowell

• UMaine leads the all-time series with the River Hawks at 81-45-5.

• At Lowell last season, the River Hawks won the series. UMass Lowell picked up a victory Sunday night, 5-3, while also winning Monday night’s fight, 9-5.

• Edouard Lindelow (first career goal), Emil Westerlund (2), Ben Fish, and Brad Morrissey all scored in the Sunday / Monday series in Lowell, Massachusetts last season.

• The two teams met for the first time on January 14, 1978, with UMaine losing that slope on the road, 5-1.


Comments are closed.