Maine coach Whitehead: Strong team defense is a key for weekend series

Posted Nov. 01, 2012, at 6:03 p.m.

Men’s Ice Hockey

MAINE vs. NO. 1 BOSTON COLLEGE, NO. 9 NEW HAMPSHIRE

Time, site: Friday (BC), 7 p.m.; Sunday (UNH), 4 p.m.

Records: Maine 1-6 (0-2 Hockey East); BC 4-1 (4-1 HE), UNH 4-0-1 (2-0-1 HE)

Series, last meeting: BC leads 60-42-9, BC 4-1 on March 17; Maine leads UNH 58-49-5, Maine 1-0 on March 3

Key players: Maine — RW Joey Diamond (1 goal, 2 assists), C Stu Higgins (1 & 2), RW Mark Anthoine (1 & 1), D Ben Hutton (0 & 2), G Dan Sullivan (0-5, 3.18 goals-against average, .893 save percentage), G Matt Morris (1-0, 3.20, .842), G Martin Ouellette (0-1, 3.06, .889); BC — C Pat Mullane (3 & 5), LW Johnny Gaudreau (3 & 4), LW Kevin Hayes (3 & 3), RW Steven Whitney (3 & 2), C Bill Arnold (2 & 3), D Patch Alber (0 & 2), G Parker Milner (4-1, 1.98, .931); UNH — D Connor Hardowa ( 0 & 6), RW Dalton Speelman (2 & 3), LW Kevin Goumas (1 & 4), RW Austin Block (3 & 1), RW John Henrion (3 & 1), D Trevor van Riemsdyk (3 & 1), G Casey DeSmith (4-0-1, 1.77, .931)

Maine coach Tim Whitehead’s keys to the games: “We’ve got to stay out of the penalty box. We’ve got to play strong team defense and we’ve got to get to the opposing net.”

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