#12/13 Nor’easters roll through Wentworth, 9-3

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Teddy Bear Toss Goal

BIDDEFORD, Maine – The #12 University of New England men's ice hockey team celebrated the 3rd Annual Teddy Bear Toss by scoring early and often on its way to a 9-3 victory over Wentworth Institute of Technology in a Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) matchup at the Harold Alfond Forum on Friday night.
 
Austin Morgan made it rain teddy bears at the 7:08 mark of the opening frame -- the first of his three-point night (period). More than 3,000 stuffed animals were hurled over the glass for donation by the Forum Student Building Managers to the United Way of York County.

Morgan's tally opened the flood-gates for the Nor'easters (14-4-1, 8-3-0 CCC), as Tyler Seltenreich struck with 11:33 elapsed off a cross-ice feed from Brady Fleurent. Morgan scored again with 14:29 gone off the first of three assists by Justin Dixson, and then Morgan linked with Dixson to setup Dimitris Jones for a 4-0 cushion after 20 minutes.

Brett Mecrones upped the lead to five midway through the second, before Adam Tracey got the Leopards (6-9-4, 4-6-1 CCC) on the board as his shot redirected of a Nor'easter defender and in with 5:12 to play in the period.

Joey O'Leary trimmed the deficit down to 5-2 with a score just 1:10 into the third. Following coinciding penalties that caused a 4-on-4 situation, the teams used the extra space to combine for three scores in a matter of 40 seconds. Fleurent sent Seltenreich streaking out of the defensive zone for a breakaway marker and his second of the night. Just 18 seconds, later Georgy Gorodetsky found Nate Chase at the point for a Wentworth score. Liam Neuman capped the stretch to make it 7-3 in favor of UNE with with 7:08 left to play.
 
Brendan Donohue and Timmy Kent added to the Nor'easter onslaught with tallies in the closing minutes.

Jones finished with two assists to join Morgan and Dixson at three points, while a helper by Neuman set him level with Seltenreich and Fleurent at two points for the home team. The last time UNE had racked up nine goals in a game was exactly one year ago (1/25/18) versus Becker College.

Ben Churchfield turned away 21 shots for UNE to improve to 9-4-1 on the year. Ryan Bonnvie made eight first-period saves for the Leopards, before Thomas Draper posted 24 stops the rest of the way.
 
The Nor'easters will take their eight-game unbeaten run (7-0-1) down to Wentworth tomorrow at 5 p.m.

No contests today.
No contests today.
No contests today.