The UMaine hockey team will have to settle for an opening weekend split after UConn beat the Bears 5-1 Saturday night at Alfond Arena.

The Huskies scored a goal five minutes into the game and never trailed. They added a powerplay goal late in the period and added another one early in the second period to take a commanding 3-0 lead.

A minute into the the third period Brendan Robbins scored Maine's only goal.

But 26 seconds later, the Huskies answered with a goal and then finished a late goal to make the final 5-1.

Maine's freshman goalie Jeremy Swayman made 26 saves.  UConn Adam Huska made 38.

The 1-1 Black Bears are off next weekend  before hosting Miami (Ohio) October 20th and 21st.

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