ORONO – The goals were a plenty for Maine men’s ice hockey in their weekend series split with Miami (OH) last weekend, the defense was not. The Black Bears scored 12 goals in their two games, but also allowed 10.
A revolving door in net and a lackluster penalty kill have resulted in Maine allowing an average of 4.5 goals per game.
Red Gendron’s squad is going to have to patch up the holes on defense quickly as the goals won’t come easy this weekend against No. 10 Minnesota Duluth.
The defending national runner-up is returning a large core of scoring from last years team.
Needless to say, Maine is focusing on defense ahead of Friday night.
“One of the key things we’ve been working on this week is honing in on our d-zone and making sure that all guys are locked in and in the spots because if we’re all in our spots in the d-zone it’s going to limit the chances they get offensively,” forward Chase Pearson said.