ORONO – Coming into this weekend’s tilt with Providence, Maine men’s hockey is in third place in Hockey East play and is three points out of first place, but also four points out of the playoffs.
But nothing’s guaranteed, nonetheless the Black Bears are confident and enjoying every moment as they get ready for their second to last game of the regular season.
“It’s been a blast I mean this is the most fun I’ve had playing hockey here at this school for sure I think there’s just an excitement and energy at the rink guys are excited to be here and be with each other and I think it translates to the ice,” forward Mitch Fossier said.
Maine prides itself on defense and grinding teams down as the game wears on. The Black Bears have played to their identity well as they’ve given up an average of 1.8 goals per game during the second half.
Head coach Red Gendron has been pleased with his teams execution, but admitted there’s always more that can be done.
“Any stretch of time during a course of the season where coaches are never satisfied unless it’s perfect and as we learned in the movie tin cup perfection is unattainable,” head coach Red Gendron said.