UMaine Hockey Finishes Sweep of Providence 

It’s been a slow start to the season for the UMaine hockey team. 2-2-1 entering tonight’s matchup with Providence. Last night the Black Bears squandered three separate one-goal leads against the Friars before grabbing an overtime winner.Captain Brian Flynn was the hero last night. His goal in OT lifted the Black Bears to a 5-4 win.No score midway through the first period. Kyle Beattie hits Adam Shemansky in stride. The junior goes top shelf and beats Alex Beaudry. Maine grabs a 1-0 lead on Shemansky’s second of the season.But the lead is short lived. Less than two minutes later. The play breaks down in front of Maine’s net. Dan Sullivan sent sprawling. Damian Cross with a power play goal. Things all tied up at one.Same score in the opening minute of the second. Brian Flynn with a deft pass to Matt Mangene. The junior lights the lamp. Maine goes back in front 2-1. 23 ticks into the second.Both teams trading pressure but it’s a one goal game until the final minute. Klas Leidermark grabs the empty netter. Black Bears win 3-1 and sweep the weekend series. A nice start for UMaine in Hockey East play. Six points in four games. But now come games at Boston College and New Hampshire.