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Maine advances to play UMass 

9TH STRAIGHT YEARS THE MAINE HOCKEY TEAM HAS HAD AT LEAST 20 WINS…. 9TH YEAR IN A ROW THEY’VE MADE THE TOURNAMENT… FRIDAY’S OPPONENT ST. CLOUD STATE, CAME IN SECOND OUT OF THE WCHA CONFERENCE AND THE HUSKIES TOOK THE LEAD IN THE FIRST PERIOD…WHEN JUSTIN FLETCHER SCORED.

MAINE TIES IT UP WHEN BRENT SHEPHEARD KNOCKED IN OFF THE GOALIE.

THEN BILLY RYAN, GETS HIS FOURTH GOAL IN HIS LAST FOUR GAMES… MAINE TOOK THE LEAD IN THE FIRSTAND IT WAS THEIR’S FOR GOOD..

MAINE CONVERTED AGAIN ONTHE POWER PLAY, CAPTAIN MICHELE LEVEILLE WITH A SIMPLE WRISTER TO FROM THE BLUE LINE AND THE GOALIE NEVER SAW IT. THE BEARS SCORED THEIR FOURTH GOAL IN THE SECOND PERIOD..

BEN BISHOP SOLID AFTER THE SOFTIE…. MAINE PUTS TOGETHER ONE OF IT’S BEST GAMES OF THE YEAR…THEY WIN 4-1….