Maine hockey team opens regular season Friday night at St. Lawrence

Posted Oct. 10, 2013, at 4:59 p.m.

Men’s Hockey


Time, site: Friday, Saturday, 7 p.m.; Appleton Arena, Canton, N.Y.

Records (last year’s): Maine 11-19-8, St. Lawrence 18-16-4

Series, last meeting: Maine leads 11-6, SLU 5-1 on Oct. 20, 2012

Key players (last year’s stats): Maine — C Devin Shore (6 goals, 20 assists), D Ben Hutton (4 & 11), RW Ryan Lomberg (7 & 7), C Steven Swavely (6 & 8), LW Connor Leen (7 & 5), D Jake Rutt (4 & 6), G Martin Ouellette (9-12-8, 2.42 goals-against average, .917 save percentage); St. Lawrence— LW Greg Carey (28 & 23), RW Jeremy Wick (14 & 14), D Justin Baker (5 & 21), LW Gunnar Hughes (7 & 16), LW Chris Martin (7 & 11), RW Patrick Doherty (9 & 4), G Matt Weninger (18-16-4, 2.79, .915)

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Game notes: The Saints return the nation’s leading goal scorer in Greg Carey but All-Americans Kyle Flanagan (15 & 32) and George Hughes (5 & 32), the team’s second and third-leading point-getters, have graduated. Hughes was a defenseman. St. Lawrence coach Greg Carvel said he will have seven or eight newcomers in the lineup on a regular basis and they will hold the key to the team’s success. “We’re deeper than we were last year,” said Carvel. “Last year, we had two and a half (good) lines. This year we’ll have four.” Maine will be without resourceful checking-line center Stu Higgins (groin pull). In addition to neutralizing Carey, the Black Bears will also have to solve Weninger, who made 66 saves on 67 shots in the Saints’ 5-0, 5-1 sweep of Maine in Orono last October. “It’s a small rink so we’re going to have to shoot more. screen the goalie and bother him,” said Maine’s Shore.

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