BOSTON, Mass.–Top-seeded UMass Boston is aiming to stay unbeaten all-time as a #1 seed, when they host eighth-seeded University of Southern Maine on Saturday night in the New England Hockey Conference Quarterfinals. The Beacons and Huskies will play at the Edward T. Barry Ice Rink on Saturday starting at 7 p.m.
Admission is free for all fans. UMass Boston men's hockey encourages all Beacons fans to wear blue as part of the Beacons "Blue Out." The Beacons will be handing out free blue t-shirts at the door.
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#1 (9/9) UMass Boston (18-6-1, 14-3-1 NEHC) vs. #8 U. of Southern Maine (5-17-3, 4-13-1 NEHC)
November 2 – vs. Southern Maine, W 6-2
January 12 – at Southern Maine, W 4-0
First Meeting – November 30, 1991 (UMass Boston 6-5)
Total Games Played - 39
UMass Boston Wins - 19
Opponent Wins – 19
Ties – 1
Series Tied at 1-1
February 25, 2011 – #6 Southern Maine 4, #3 UMass Boston 1 (ECAC East Quarterfinals)
February 20, 2016 – #1 UMass Boston 4, #8 Southern Maine 0 (NEHC Quarterfinals)
UMass Boston – 2 (1982, 2016)
Southern Maine – 0
HOW THEY STACK UP IN NEHC
UMass Boston (Offense): 3.80 goals per (2nd out of 10), 20.8 power play % (2nd), +15 special teams net (2nd)
Southern Maine (Defense): 3.92 Goals against (T-8th), 76.5% penalty kill (10th), 14.7 penalty minutes per (8th)
Southern Maine (Offense): 2.32 goals per (8th), 17.5 power play (6th), -10 special teams net (9th)
UMass Boston (Defense): 1.88 goals against (2nd), 89.3% penalty kill (1st), 14.8 penalty minutes per (7th)
- UMass Boston is 5-0 all-time when playing as the #1 seed in a conference tournament. The Beacons have also won five-straight conference tournament quarterfinal games when playing at home.
- The first period has statistically been the best period for both teams. UMass Boston is +23 in the first period and they have held opponents to just eight goals in 25 games. Southern Maine is -6 in the first period and they have scored their most goals of any period (22).
- New England Hockey Conference Co-Player of the Year Nolan Redler (Winchester, Mass.) has dominated the Huskies in seven all-time matchups. The junior forward has recorded seven goals and three assists in seven meetings. He has posted at least one point in five of those games and has recorded two two-goal games against the Huskies.