The UMaine hockey powerplay worked just fine Friday night - five PP goals in a 5-3 win over AIC at Alfond Arena.

Freshman Chase Pearson scored three of those powerplay goals. He now has eight goals and is tied for the team lead with Mitch Fossier for the team lead.

Fossier and Patrick Holway had the other PP goals.

Matt Morris stopped 26 shots for the win in goal.

The Bears are now 6-9-3. AIC falls to 3-7-6.

Game two of the weekend series is today at 5:30pm at Alfond Arena.