Orono, Maine -- Devin Shore and Ben Hutton each scored twice as the host Black Bears defeated Boston College, 5-1, in a sold-out Alfond Arena. As he has so often this season Martin Ouellette came up huge for Maine, stopping 33 of 34 shots he faced. Ryan Lomberg also scored for the Black Bears (6-4-1 overall, 3-2-1 HE).
Hutton, a Vancouver Canucks prospect, leads the team in goal scoring with six. The blue liner has really stepped up his game in his sophomore campaign. Maine is now 4-0-1 when the Prescott, Ontario native scores a goal. Shore had an assist in addition to his two goals. After a slow start the Dallas Stars draft pick has four goals and six assists in his last eight games. Red Gendron's team is 4-0-1 when Shore registers an assist.
Ouellette was tremendous in net, holding the Eagles to just one goal and stopping several point blank shots. The Columbus Blues prospect was instrumental in the Black Bears holding the conference's top offense to just one score.
The loss was the first in eight games for Boston College. Scott Savage scored the lone goal for the Eagles who fell to 8-3-2. It was a tough night for Brian Billett who allowed five goals on 29 shots on net.
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