Preview: Maine at Miami

WHO: Maine Black Bears (3-1) at Miami RedHawks (1-1-1).

WHERE: Cady Arena, Oxford, Ohio.

WHEN: Friday–7:35 p.m. Saturday–7:05 p.m.

TV: None.

NOTES: Believe it or not, this is Maine’s first-ever trip to Oxford.

These teams have met six times, with the Black Bears winning the first five and Miami earning a 4-1 victory in a neutral-site tournament in Florida six years ago.


Once a college hockey power, Maine has been a Hockey East doormat for several years, although the Black Bears are off to a 3-1 start this season with a pair of wins over RPI and a split vs. Quinnipiac.

Maine has played in some high-scoring games, finding the net 15 times while allowing nine goals.

Mitchell Fossier has already scored five times – including all three of the Black Bears’ game winners – while picking up three assists, and Nolan Vesey has two goals and a team-best four helpers for six points.

Rob McGovern has logged every minute in net for Maine, posting a 2.22 goals-against average and a .932 save percentage.

The Black Bears have gone to the power play 28 times – seven chances a game – and allowed 26 opportunities to their opponents. Maine has 62 penalty minutes in its four games.


About John Lachmann (@rednblackhawks)

I've been writing about hockey since the late 1990s. First it was the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks and the Cincinnati Cyclones for the Cincinnati Post, and most recently with WCPO and the Blog of Brotherhood online.

Posted on October 21, 2016, in 2016-17 and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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