#15 Maine Defeats Men's Icers, 3-2, In Overtime

#15 Maine Defeats Men's Icers, 3-2, In Overtime

Nov. 23, 2001

ORONO, ME - Sophomore Colin Shields scored the game-winning goal on the power play with 1:32 remaining in the game to lift Maine (6-4-2) to a 3-2 overtime victory over Brown (2-4-0) in a non-league contest Wednesday evening at Maine's Alfond Arena.

Brown got off to a 1-0 lead just 2:49 into the contest when freshman Mike Meech (Coquitlam, BC) broke up a Maine pass in Brown's defensive end and crossed it to linemate Jason Wilson (LaSalle, ONT). Wilson lifted the puck over Maine's Mike Morrison and into the back of the net for his second goal of the season.

Less than five minutes later, senior Niko Dimitrakos fired the puck past sophomore Yann Danis (Lafontaine, QUE), who was making his first start of the season, and into the back of the net, to knot the contest at 1-1 with 12:52 remaining in the first period.

Brown regained a one-goal lead when freshman Jarrett Robertson (Kingston, ONT), playing in his first game of the season, and sophomore Nick Ringstad (Fairbanks, AK) combined on a give-and-go to get junior Chris Legg (London, ONT) the puck directly in front of the net. Legg blasted the puck past Morrison for his first goal of the season and Brown's second of the night.

After more than 20 minutes of scoreless action, the Black Bears tied the contest at two-all when junior Gray Shaneberger tallied his second goal of the season on a wrap-around with 10:45 remaining in the game. The Black Bears nearly finished the game off in the final minutes as Brown was whistled for a penalty with 1:53 remaining. However, Brown killed off the 1:53, and Danis made several spectacular saves, sending the game into overtime.

With Brown called for another penalty with 2:45 remaining in overtime, Shields scored the Black Bears' lone power play goal of the game with 1:32 left to play.

For the game Danis stopped 29 shots between the pipes for Brown, earning third star of the game honors. The Bears continues action next Friday, November 30, when they host Clarkson in a 7:00 p.m. ECAC contest.

Maine 3, Brown 2 OT
1 B Jason Wilson (Mike Meech) 2:49
1 M Niko Dimitrakos (Tom Reimann) 7:08
2 B Chris Legg (Nick Ringstad, Jarrett Robertson) 2:41
3 M Gray Shaneberger (Robert Liscak, Cliff Loya) 9:15
OT M Colin Shields (Peter Metcalf) PPG 3:28

Saves 1st 2nd 3rd OT Total
Yann Danis, B 63:28 10 9 9 1 29
Mike Morrison, M30:19 7 2 x x 9
Matt Yeats, M 23:09 x 5 5 2 12

Total Penalties Powerplays
Brown 9/18:00 Brown 0/4
Maine 6/12:00 Maine 1/7