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Men's Ice Hockey Falls at Providence 3-0
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The University of Maine men's ice hockey team dropped a 3-0 decision to Providence College on Saturday night at Schneider Arena.
Providence took a 1-0 lead just 1:27 into the game when Ross Mauermann had his shot go just inside the cross bar and past Maine goalie Dan Sullivan (York, Pa.). Steven Shamanski and Paul de Jersey both assisted on the opening goal.
Providence extended its lead to 2-0 at 10:23 when, four-on-four, Shane Luke beat Sullivan on his blocker side. John Gilmour and Tim Schaller each assisted on the goal for the Friars.
Providence added a power play goal at 8:04 of the second period to extend its lead to 3-0. Kevin Hart had a shot that hit off the inside of the post. The play was reviewed and called a good goal. Shane Luke and de Jersey also assisted on the goal.
Maine goalie Dan Sullivan made 39 saves in the game. He falls to 0-5-0 on the season.
Jon Gillies made 26 saves for Providence. He improves to 3-2-1.
Providence outshot Maine 42-26 in the game. The Black Bears were 0-for-6 on the power play, while the Friars finished 1-for-7.
Maine falls to 1-6-0 on the season and 0-2-0 in Hockey East play. Providence improves to 3-2-1 overall, 2-1-0 in league play.
The Black Bears return to action on Friday, Nov. 2 when they host defending national champion and top-ranked Boston College. Puck drop is scheduled for 7 PM at Alfond Arena. Tickets are available by calling 207-581-BEAR or logging onto www.goblackbearstickets.com(.)