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Maine hockey has unbeaten streak snapped

BURLINGTON, Vt. - The University of Maine men's ice hockey team fell to Vermont 3-0 on Saturday night at Gutterson Fieldhouse in Burlington, Vermont, snapping their four-game unbeaten streak.

The two teams played through a scoreless first period. Maine outshot Vermont 10-7 in the frame.

Vermont took a 1-0 lead at 19:12 of the second period. Chris McCarthy fired the puck towards the net from the boards and Kyle Reynolds was able to tip it past Maine goalie Martin Ouellette (St.-Hippolyte, Quebec). Caylen Walls also assisted on the goal for the Catamounts.

Reynolds gave Vermont a 2-0 lead when he split a pair of Maine defenders and beat Ouellette. For Reynolds it was his eighth goal of the season and second of the game at 3:58 of the second period.

The Catamounts made it 3-0 with a power play goal at 8:30 of the third period when Chris McCarthy beat Ouellette, who had come out to play the puck after it was dumped into the Maine defensive zone.

Vermont outshot Maine 32-19 in the game. Maine finished 0-4 on the power play, while Vermont was 1-for-4

Ouellette made 29 saves in goal and falls to 6-8-5 on the season. Brody Hoffman made 19 saves in goal for the Catamounts. He improves to 8-14-4.

Maine falls to 8-15-5 on the season and 4-10-5 in Hockey East play. Vermont improves to 8-14-4 overall, 5-10-4 in conference play.

The Black Bears return to action on Friday, Feb. 15 when they host Boston University. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:30 PM.