The start of the hockey season could not have gone much better for UMaine. A 5-1 win over Acadia last Sunday was just an appetizer before last night’s eight-two goalfeast against UMass Lowell. Maine wrapping up their opening week tonight. Hosting UConn from the Atlantic hockey conference.The Black Bears wearing their alternate black jerseys. Maine went 1-3-0 last year in those uni’s. True freshman Martin Ouellette making his first appearance in net.1-0 UConn after one. First minute of the second period, Black Bears short-handed. Gustav Nyquist with a shot, but Tanner House buries the rebound. Maine tie it up.Just over a minute later, Maine still a man down, more pressure. Matt Mangene on the doorstep can’t finish. Brian Flynn nets his first goal of the year. Maine up 2-1.UConn would tie it later in the second. Third period, Spencer Abbott with a laser past Garrett Bartus. Maine retake the lead this time it’s 3-2.Just under seven minutes to play, UConn come back and tie it a second time. Sean Ambrosie with the goal. We’re tied at three and heading to overtime.In OT, UConn goalie Garrett Bartus was a wall. A terrific performance tonight. He faced 43 shots, made 40 saves. Maine can’t get a game winner. This one ends in a 3-3 tie.