The UMaine hockey team lost its Hockey East league opener to UConn 5-2 Friday night. The Black Bears have now lost three in a row after winning their first two games of the season.

Maine's Tim Doherty got the Bears off to a good start in Connecticut, scoring just 1:18 into the game.

It turned out to be the Bears only lead of the night.

The Huskies scored twice in the period to grab the lead after one.

Neither teams scored in the second period despite a total of six powerplay chances by the teams.

UConn's Karl El-Mir scored a shorthanded goal early in the third period and the Huskies would go on to out score the Bears 3-1 in the final period.

UMaine goalie Jeremy Swayman made 28 saves. UConn goalie Adam Huska stopped 24.

The Bears drop to 2-3 (0-1 HE). The Huskies are 3-2 (1-1 HE).

Game two of the weekend series is today at 3pm.

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