After dropping a pair of games in Alaska last week the University of Maine hockey team will open the home portion of their schedule against defending NCAA champs Union College.The Bears are 7-2 all-time against the Dutchmen who come into the weekend series ranked second in the nation. Union posted wins against AIC and New Hampshire last week.

Tonights game will be the start of six straight home games with Alaska Anchorage coming in for a pair next week, followed by a weekend set against UMass.

Here is a look at the teams previous nine meetings.

2-11-78 Achilles Rink 10-1 Maine wins

2-10-79 ALFOND ARENA 9-2 Maine wins

10-28-95 Achilles Rink 4-1 Maine wins

12-22-95 ALFOND ARENA 4-0 Maine wins

10-24-98 ALFOND ARENA 6-1 Maine wins

12-12-08 ALFOND ARENA 3-1 Maine wins

12-13-08 ALFOND ARENA 5-1 Maine wins

10-9-09 Messa Rink 1-4 Union wins

10-10-09 Messa Rink 3-6 Union wins