At Alfond Arena in Orono, Jacob Reese scored two goals 18 seconds apart to ignite a five-goal, third-period flurry that propelled the Crusaders to victory.
Jonathan Cheff scored twice in the third period and Seth Yanchanin added a goal and an assist for John Bapst of Bangor (8-3). Jacob Fletcher notched three assists, while Nate Reese, Kurt Massey, and Ray Hummels provided one apiece. Jaron Leonard made 15 saves.
Matthew Cloutier had helped stake Orono (6-5) to a 2-0 lead when he scored an unassisted, shorthanded goal in the first period. He then set up a Nash Allan-Rahill tally in the second period for his 100th career point.
Michael Brown piled up 37 saves for the Red Riots.