|Endicott College||University of New England|
BIDDEFORD, Maine — The University of New England and Endicott College played to a 3-3 overtime time in the inaugural Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) men’s ice hockey game Thursday evening at the Harold Alfond Forum.
UNE notched the lone goal of the first period when Ryan Bloom stuffed home a rebound of his own shot at 7:28 of the frame. Blaise Healy and Armand Uomoleale assisted on the play.
Tommy Besinger tied the score at 3:49 of the second period with the Gulls on the power play, converting a pass from Cam Bleck. Logan Day received a secondary assist.
The Nor’easters and Gulls would then swap tallies 25 seconds apart with just over seven minutes remaining in the second. With his team enjoying a man advantage, UNE’s Tucker Ross intercepted a clearing attempt by Endicott and potted a wrist shot from just above the right face-off circle. Nicholas Petrella drew the Gulls even shortly thereafter, re-directing a shot from the left point by Ryan Dougherty.
UNE would grab the lead (3-2) once again early in the third when Dylan Bengtson scored from the left circle. Brady Fleurent and Ian Rodden set-up the goal.
Besinger notched his second power-play goal of the night to complete the scoring and tie the score for Endicott once again. Open in the left circle, he one-timed a feed from Bleck for his third marker in two games.
Kevin Aldridge had 38 stops for Endicott, while Connor Maloney turned aside 27 for the Nor’easters.