BURLINGTON, Vt. — The University of Maine Black Bears were dominated for 2 1/2 periods by the Vermont Catamounts in Saturday night’s men’s hockey game at Gutterson Fieldhouse.
But sophomore goalie Scott Darling kept them within striking distance and the Black Bears tallied two third-period goals to gain a 4-4 tie.
Freshman center Klas Leidermark roofed a 20-foot wrister off a Kyle Beattie pass with 9:53 remaining to get Maine within 4-3. And Tanner House tied it 5:39 later with Maine’s third power-play goal as he
redirected Will O’Neill’s pass from the point past UVM goalie Rob Madore.
Maine is now 12-9-3 overall and 9-6-2 in Hockey East while the Catamounts are 12-9-3 and 6-8-3, respectively.
David deKastrozza and O’Neill staked the Bears to a pair of one-goal leads on the power play. But Drew MacKenzie and Wahsontiio Stacey answered Maine’s goals, and Stacey gave UVM its first lead 2:57 after
he had tied it 2-2.
Brian Roloff expanded UVM’s lead to 4-2 23 seconds into the third period.
Vermont outshot Maine 33-21.