Maine Freshman Hockey Goalies Prepping For Final 16 Games 

The 9th ranked Maine hockey team has only one game this week. A road contest against Merrimack on saturday. As the Black Bears get ready for their last 16 games of the season, the team will need consistent play from their two freshman goalies.They say they’re ready for the challenge.The biggest question mark for the Black Bears entering this season was in net. Maine has experienced players on offense and defense but a goalie corps featuring one sophomore Shawn Sirman and two freshman Dan Sullivan and Martin Ouellette. Playing with experienced teammates has helped the new goalies settle into the college game.Dan Sullivan – Maine Freshman”It’s unfortunate we have the goaltending that we do, they can’t score everyday in practice but yeah, that’s all right.”Martin Ouellette – Maine Freshman”Playing against Gustav, Will O’Neill, Tanner House and all those guys I think it’s great to practice against them in practice.”So far, the results in net have been good. Maine is currently tied for the third fewest goals allowed in hockey east and the Black Bears sit fourth in the conference standings, but with high expectations entering this season, the goalies are looking to play better.”Whoever plays, I think the team has confidence in all three of us and I think that’s very important and also, the guys on the bench, when I’m on the bench, I’m cheering either Shawn or Marty on and they are doing the same for me.””The level of play is so good here and I think I’m fine with the situation right now and I’m going to try to play as hard as I can the next few weeks and the rest of the season.”