BOSTON, Mass. -- The University of Maine men's ice hockey team exploded to four first period goals en route to 7-3 win over Boston University in 2014 Frozen Fenway, in front of 25,580 fans at Fenway Park. Ryan Lomberg (Richmond Hill, Ontario), Devin Shore (Ajax, Ontario) and Ben Hutton (Prescott, Ontario) each tallied a pair of goals in the game for the Black Bears. Maine improves to 11-7-2 on the season and 5-2-1 in conference play.
Maine opened the scoring with a power play goal at 6:37 of the first period. Mark Anthoine (Lewiston, Maine) got the puck to Ryan Lomberg, who beat BU goaltender Matt O'Connor. Cam Brown (Natick, Mass.) also assisted on the goal. For Lomberg, it was his fifth goal of the season.
The game featured a 70 minute lightning delay just over seven minutes into the game. Maine headed to the power play once the two teams were back on the ice. It did not take long for Hutton to find the back of the net from Connor Leen (Chester, N.Y.) and Shore.
Andrew Cerretani (Pelham, N.H.) and Shore then scored goals 48 seconds apart to extend Maine's lead to 4-0 late in the first period. Brown and Eric Schurhamer (St. Paul, Minn.) picked up assists on Cerretani's goal, while Brice O'Connor (Londonderry, N.H.) and Stu Higgins (Troy, Mich.) each assisted on Shore's.
Lomberg opened the scoring in the second period with his second goal of the game from Anthoine and Dan Renouf (Pickering, Ontario) to extend Maine's lead to 5-0.
BU then notched three straight goals by Garrett Noonan, Nick Roberto and Cason Hohmann to pull to within a pair of goals with 5:06 to play in regulation. Boston University pulled Sean Maguire, who had replaced Matt O'Connor, in favor of an extra attacker.
Hutton made the Terriers pay as he shot the puck nearly the length of the ice to give Maine a 6-0 lead. Shore also added an empty-net goal to make it a 7-3 final.
Maine outshot Boston University 39-34 in the game. The Black Bears were 3-for-6 on the power play, while Boston University converted one of its eight chances.
Martin Ouellette (St.-Hippolyte, Quebec) made 31 saves in goal and improves to 10-7-2. Matt O'Connor made 15 saves in 15:55 and falls to 6-5-2. Sean Maguire replaced O'Connor and made 16 saves in 41:45.
Maine returns to action when it hosts St. Francis-Xavier on Tuesday, Jan. 14. Puck drop is scheduled for 7 PM at Alfond Arena.