UMaine’s Whitehead: communication is one of the keys in weekend series

Posted Oct. 05, 2012, at 6:44 p.m.

No. 15 MAINE vs. QUINNIPIAC, NEW BRUNSWICK

Time, site: 7 p.m. Saturday (Quinnipiac); 4 p.m. Sunday (New Brunswick), Alfond Arena, Orono

Records: Maine 0-0 (23-14-3 last season), Quinnipiac 0-0 (20-14-6), UNB 4-2 (20-8-0 in Atlantic University Sport)

Series, last meeting: Maine leads Quinnipiac 3-0, Maine 6-0 on Jan. 9, 2005; Maine leads UNB 14-3-1, Maine 7-3 on Oct. 3, 2011

Key players: Maine — RW Joey Diamond (25 goals, 22 assists), C Kyle Beattie (6 & 21), LW Adam Shemansky (11 & 10), RW Mark Anthoine (12 & 7), D Mike Cornell (1 & 7) D Mark Nemec (0 & 5), G Dan Sullivan (22-11-3, 2.59 goals-against average, .909 save percentage); Quinnipiac — C Connor Jones (13 & 28), LW Matthew Peca (8 & 31), RW Kellen Jones (14 & 22), RW Jeremy Langlois (17 & 9), D Zack Currie (6 & 11), D Zach Tolkinen (4 & 11), G Eric Hartzell (12-11-6, 2.20, .913); UNB – C Chris Culligan (8 & 2 2), LW Tyler Carroll (15 & 11), RW Thomas Nesbitt (8 & 13), LW Nick MacNeil (6 & 10), D Marc-Anthoine Desnoyers (1 & 5), G Travis Fullerton (11-1, 1.67, .909), G Daniel LaCosta (8-4, 2.49, .898)

Maine coach Tim Whitehead’s keys to the weekend: “Communication is No. 1. We’ve (coaching staff) only been on the ice with them two hours a week. No. 2, we have to keep it simple. Third, we have to stay out of the penalty box. This will be a great challenge for us. Quinnipiac has been picked as one of the top teams in the east [picked fourth in ECAC preseason poll] and New Brunswick, year in and year out, would be a top-four team in our league.”

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