Avoiding penalties key against Massachusetts, says UMaine coach Whitehead

By Larry Mahoney, BDN Staff
Posted Nov. 15, 2012, at 4:52 p.m.

Men’s Hockey

MAINE vs. MASSACHUSETTS

Time, site: Friday, 7 p.m., Alfond Arena, Orono

Records: Maine 2-9 (1-5 Hockey East), UMass 3-4 (2-4)

Series, last meeting: Maine leads 43-17-7; UMass 4-1 on 2/18/12

Key players: Maine — LW Connor Leen (3 goals, 2 assists), C Devin Shore (1 & 4), RW Joey Diamond (1 & 3), D Ben Hutton (1 & 3), D Mike Cornell (1 & 2), C Stu Higgins (1 & 2), G Martin Ouellette (1-3, 2.79 GAA, .894 save pct.); UMass — C Branden Gracel (3 & 2), RW Troy Power (2 & 3), C Steven Guzzo (2 & 3), RW Conor Sheary (1 & 4), D Conor Allen (1 & 3), D Darren Rowe (3 & 0), G Kevin Boyle (3-2, 1.59, .940)

Maine coach Tim Whitehead’s keys to the game: “We’ve got to stay out of the penalty box. They have a good power play [22.2 percent, 13th best in the country]. We’ve got to defend their speed by maintaining good defensive position. And we’ve got to screen the goalie.”

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