BOSTON - The University of Maine men's ice hockey team fell to seventh-ranked Boston University 1-0 on Saturday night at Agganis Arena in Boston, Mass.
Boston University jumped out to a 1-0 lead at 7:13 of the first period when Garrett Noonan had his shot from the left face-off circle beat Maine goalie Martin Ouellette (St.-Hippolyte, Quebec) on the power play. Danny O'Regan and Alexx Privitera both assisted on the goal. The goal turned out to be the eventual game-winner.
Late in the second period, Boston University had a great chance as Cason Hohmann had a breakaway. The officials ruled that he was interfered with and a penalty shot was awarded. Ouellette made the save on Hohmann and the game remained 1-0.
Maine had a great chance late as Boston University was called for a five-minute major, but the Black Bears were unable to capitalize and get the game-tying goal.
Maine outshot BU 28-21 in the game. Maine finished 0-for-4 on the power play, while Boston University was 1-for-5.
Outllette was outstanding, stopping 20 of the 21 shots that he faced. He falls to 1-5-2 on the season. Sean Maguire stopped all 28 shots that he faced and improves to 3-2-0.
Maine falls to 2-11-2 on the seaon and 1-7-2 in Hockey East play. Boston University, who has two wins over the nation's top-ranked teams in the past eight days, improves to 10-5-0, 8-4-0 in conference play.
Maine now has a 19-day break before returning to action on the 2012 Florida College Classic. Maine will face Minnesota-Duluth in the opening day on Friday, Dec. 28 at 7:30 PM.