Abbott set record vs. Michigan State

Posted Oct. 22, 2010, at 9:09 p.m.

The University of Maine men’s hockey program has certainly had its share of outstanding forwards, including Hobey Baker Award winners Paul Kariya and Scott Pellerin along with career points leader Jim Montgomery (301 points), Gary Conn (221), Dave Capuano (211) and Jean-Yves Roy (203).

Kariya finished with 124 points in just 51 games and Pellerin had 223.

But junior left wing Spencer Abbott left his mark in the school record book by scoring twice in 10 seconds in the 3-2 loss at Michigan State.

The previous record for quickest consecutive goals by the same player was Matthias Trattnig, who scored a pair in 17 seconds against Northeastern on Dec. 3, 2000.

“It obviously feels good to have my name mentioned among those guys, obviously,” said Abbott. “It feels really good.

“I got some real good passes that put me in real good scoring positions. I was lucky.”

Josh Van Dyk and Gustav Nyquist assisted on his first goal, and Nyquist also set up his second one with Tanner House notching an assist, too.

Field hockey home finale Sunday

Seven members of the University of Maine field hockey team will play their final home game on Sunday at noon against Hofstra.

The Black Bears are currently 11-4 overall, 1-2 in America East. Hofstra is 6-8 overall.

Belfast’s Brittney Cummings and Kallie Aldus and Canaan’s Courtney Veinotte will be playing their last home games, along with Michelle Niedziejko, Maire Dineen, Cassandra Mendonca and Mallory Anderson.

Before Sunday’s game, Maine will travel to Burlington, Vt., for an important league contest with Vermont on Saturday at 1 p.m.

The Black Bears will earn a playoff berth with a win over the Catamounts. Vermont is 5-10 overall, 0-3 in league play.

Maine will conclude its regular season with a game at Boston University on Oct. 30.

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