Maine almost clawed its way back from a three-goal deficit, but New England managed to pull out a 5-3 win in the end.
New England led by three goals at one point and ended with the victory. The largest advantage in the game came when New England\’s Steve Crocker scored at 14:51 in the second period to put New England up 4-1.
New England forced Maine\’s goaltenders to work in net, totaling 43 shots and forcing 38 saves. Robson Stewart made 25 stops and William Dunham made 13. New England put up an impenetrable defensive front on the penalty kill, and did not allow Maine to score on any of its five power plays. Team\’s forwards weren\’t the only contributers offensively, and the team\’s defensemen showcased their scoring touch with two goals.
New England was led by Brandon Hamner, who registered one goal and one assist. Hamner scored 8:39 into the second period to make the score 3-1 New England. John Krapian assisted on the tally. New England also got points from Crocker, who also finished with one goal and one assist and Jake Latham, who also grabbed one goal and one assist. Others who scored for New England included Brian Glover and Cam Webster, who each put in one. Other players who recorded assists for New England were Kyle Weiss, Tim Paige, Arya Saliany, Brendan Miller, and Ryan Gauvin, who each chipped in one.
Maine\’s penalty kill was spotless, allowing no goals on four New England power plays.
Maine was led by Greg Terlov, who racked up one goal and one assist. Terlov scored 4:19 into the second period to make the score 1-1. Dylan Farrell- Reny picked up the assist. Maine also had goals scored by Collin Fader and Chris King, who scored one goal each. In addition, Maine received assists from Jordy Knoren, who had two.
New England\’s Devyn Levesque stopped 27 shots out of the 30 that he faced. New England incurred 10 minutes in penalty time with five minors. Maine incurred eight minutes in penalty time with four minors.