UMaine senior Blake Byron jump-started the UMaine Black Bears with two first period goals and then helped finish things with an empty net goal. The Bears bounce #5 UMass Lowell 5-2.

The Bears snapped a seven game winless streak and get their first Hockey East win (1-2). UMaine's overall record is 4-5-2.

The River Hawks fall to 6-3-2 and 2-1 in HE.

Rob Michel got what turned out to be the game winning goal. A shorthanded score with three seconds left in the second period.

UMaine goalie Rob McGovern made 31 saves.

The teams meet again Sunday afternoon at 3pm at Tsongas Arena in Lowell.