UMaine freshman Blaine Byron scored a powerplay goal late in the third period and it turned out to the be the game winner as the Bears knocked off #7 UMass Lowell 4-2. Talk about feeling comfortable at home - Maine is 7-1 at Alfond Arena now. The Bears overall record is 7-6-1.

UML is 11-5 and 4-2.

Martin Ouellette made 26 saves in goal for the Bears.

The next Hockey East game for the Bears is January 11th when Maine plays BU at Fenway Park. So here's a check of updated HE standings...

                                         Hockey East
Overall
GP
W
L
T
Pts
GF
GA
W
L
T
GF
GA
Boston College
8
6
1
1
13
26
17
10
4
2
67
39
Providence
9
6
2
1
13
26
17
11
2
3
57
33
New Hampshire
10
5
5
0
10
33
24
9
9
1
60
46
Maine
7
4
2
1
9
23
10
7
6
1
43
33
UMass Lowell
6
4
2
0
8
16
14
11
5
0
45
30
Vermont
8
4
4
0
8
15
17
7
5
1
33
30
Northeastern
8
3
4
1
7
20
22
9
5
2
54
40
Notre Dame
8
3
4
1
7
18
16
10
7
1
54
38
Massachusetts
11
2
7
2
6
16
34
4
11
2
33
59
Boston University
7
2
4
1
5
12
23
7
7
2
38
43
Merrimack
8
1
5
2
4
10
21
4
9
2
26
37