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Men's hockey falls to UNE

BIDDEFORD, Maine -- University of New England scored two goals in the final 3:24 of the opening period and kept the momentum going in a 7-2 win over 14th-ranked Colby College in non-conference play Saturday night.

The Mules drop to 7-5-4 overall heading into Sunday's 3 p.m. home game with Fitchburg State University. The Nor'easters improve to 10-6-2 overall.

UNE also scored two goals in the final 4:04 of the second period to take a 4-0 margin into the final 20 minutes.

Brady Fleurent scored his 14th goal of the year for UNE at 4:29 of the third period to make it 5-0. He also has 24 assists on the season.

Colby cut the lead to 5-2 with two straight goals at 5:28 and 11:26. Michael Rudolf scored his fourth of the season on the power play from Phil Klitirinos and Devin Albert for the first score. Mario Benicky (pictured) also scored his fourth for Colby from Jack Burton and Kevin Doherty.

For the third straight period, UNE scored two goals in the final five minutes of play. Trevor Fleurent scored his 14th of the season at 16:18 and Armand Uomoleale had the final goal at 19:29.

UNE only had a shot advantage of 35-33. Both teams had one power play goal. Tate Sproxton made 31 saves for UNE and Sean Lawrence stopped 28 for Colby.


Scoring by Period - CLB 0-0-2=2; UNE 2-2-3=7

1st Period
Scoring - 1, UNE Andrew Slotnick/3 (Danny Antonoff/4, Ian Rodden/4) 16:36
2, UNE Blaise Healy/5 (Dylan Bengtson/14) 18:06 (PP)
Penalties - Jack Burton, CLB (Hooking) 6:04; Bench, UNE (Too Many Players) 8:17; Ryan Bloom, UNE (Tripping) 13:12; Mark Leprine, CLB (Slashing) 16:36

2nd Period
Scoring - 3, UNE Andrew Slotnick/4 (Danny Antonoff/5, Dmitris Jones/6) 15:56 (GW)
4, UNE Ryan Bloom/13 (Brady Fleurent/23) 16:45
Penalties - Armand Uomoleale, UNE (Interference) 3:05; Jack Burton, CLB (Tripping) 9:21; Armand Uomoleale, UNE (Hooking) 12:05; Dmitris Jones, UNE (Hooking) 17:45

3rd Period
Scoring - 5, UNE Brady Fleurent/14 (Dmitris Jones/7, Trevor Fleurent/13) 4:29
6, CLB Michael Rudolf/4 (Phil Klitirinos/8, Devin Albert/8) 5:28 (PP)
7, CLB Mario Benicky/4 (Jack Burton/10, Kevin Doherty/3) 11:26
8, UNE Trevor Fleurent/14 (Brady Fleurent/24, Ryan Bloom/17) 16:18
9, UNE Armand Uomoleale/6 (Christian Rossetti/4) 19:29
Penalties - Ian Rodden, UNE (Holding) 5:20; Danny Antonoff, UNE (Hitting after the Whistle) 12:45

Colby Goaltending - Sean Lawrence (60:00, 35 shots, 28 saves, 7 GA)

University of New England Goaltending - Tate Sproxton (60:00, 33 shots, 31 saves, 2 GA)

Win - Tate Sproxton, UNE (7-2-1). Loss - Sean Lawrence, CLB (2-2-1).

Shots On Goal - CLB 10-13-10=33; UNE 9-16-10=35

Power Plays - CLB 1 of 7; UNE 1 of 3

Penalties - CLB 3 (6 min); UNE 7 (14 min)

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