ORONO, Maine — Sophomore forward Michael Louria (Wexford, Pa.) scored a career-high two goals and senior goaltender Kevin Boyle (Manalapan, N.J.) earned his third shutout of the season with 38 saves to lead the No. 5 ranked UMass Lowell Hockey team to a 6-0 road win at Maine on Sunday night at Alfond Arena in Hockey East action.
With the four-point weekend against Maine, the River Hawks have won five straight games and improve to 8-1-2 overall on the season (4-0-2 HEA). The Black Bears fall to 0-8-3 overall and 0-4-0 in league play.
Freshman forward Ryan Dmowski (East Lyme, Conn.) gave the River Hawks a 1-0 lead just 1:47 in the opening period for his second tally of the season. Louria scored his first goal of the game on a backhander at 5:11 and C.J. Smith (Des Moines, Iowa) notched his fourth goal of the season with a wrister from the point at 12:21 on the power play to give UMass Lowell a 3-0 lead. The River Hawks got the momentum swing after they thwarted a 2-on-0 rush by the Black Bears just 10 earlier before Smith’s goal.
Adam Chapie (Oxford, Mich.) capped off the scoring in the first period at 15:15 to give the River Hawks a 4-0 lead going to the locker room.
Sophomore forward Gage Hough (Omaha, Neb.) scored the first goal of his River Hawk career on a rebound just 4:33 into the second period to give UMass Lowell a 5-0 lead in the hockey game. Louria capped off the scoring in the game just 1:47 into the third frame for his second of the game and his eighth career goal.
Boyle’s sixth career shutout for UMass Lowell now ranks fourth all-time in school history. Rob McGovern started the game for Maine and made eight saves on 12 shots in the first 15:15, while Matt Morris stopped 23 of 25 shots in relief in the final 44:28 of action.
UMass Lowell was 1-for-6 on the power play and was a perfect 5-for-5 on the penalty kill.
The River Hawks return to action on Friday, November 20th against Notre Dame. Game time from the Tsongas Center is 7:15 p.m.
Tickets for all River Hawks home hockey games are on sale now. Game tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors (65+) and military, and $12 and children (12 and under). UMass Lowell students receive free admission by scanning their ID as part of the “River Hawk Rewards” campaign. Tickets can be purchased at the Tsongas Center Box Office, which is open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. during the week. Fans can also purchase tickets online at TsongasCenter.com or by calling 866-722-8780.The UMass Lowell Athletic Department is also selling season, mini-pack and group tickets at this time. Packages can be purchased online at TsongasCenter.com or by contacting Christine Maurais (firstname.lastname@example.org; 978-934-2181) or Ryan Leach (email@example.com; 978-934-6280).