Men’s College Hockey
MAINE vs. PROVIDENCE
Time, site: Saturday, 4:30 p.m., Schneider Arena, Providence, Rhode Island
Records: UMaine 17-10-5 (11-8-3 Hockey East), Providence 15-11-6 (9-10-3)
Series, last meeting: UMaine leads 65-56-7, Providence 7-0 on 10/5/19
Key players: Maine — LW Mitch Fossier (9 goals, 32 assists), C Tim Doherty (14 & 22), RW Eduards Tralmaks (14 & 16), RW Adam Dawe (9 & 10), D J.D. Greenway (1 & 8), D Jakub Sirota (1 & 7), G Jeremy Swayman (17-10-5, 2.10 goals-against average, .938 save percentage); Providence — RW Jack Dugan (9 & 41), C Tyce Thompson (19 & 24), D Michael Callahan (5 & 23), LW Greg Printz (14 & 12), C Parker Ford (9 & 13), RW Patrick Moynihan (13 & 8), G Michael Lackey (15-11-6, 2.23, .921)
Game notes: UMaine is 1-19-1 in its last 21 games against the Friars and has lost 13 in a row at Schneider Arena. The season-opening 7-0 loss at Providence was its worst of the season. Dugan leads the country in scoring, points per game (1.56) and assists. Moynihan is tied for third with 10 power-play goals. Fossier is ninth in points per game (1.28) and is second in total assists (32). Providence is 1-5-1 in its last seven games and has scored only 11 goals in those games. The Friars were swept by Merrimack last weekend. UMaine has allowed only one goal in its last three games as Swayman has posted two shutouts. The Friars have the nation’s seventh-best power play (25.8%) so the Black Bears can’t afford to take penalties. UMaine has the nation’s ninth best penalty killing percentage (86.3 percent). Two five-minute majors hurt the Black Bears in their 0-0 overtime tie with last-place Vermont on Saturday. The teams play each other next Friday in Orono in their final regular-season game.