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Florida College Classic: Cornell, Maine Tie; Big Red Win Shootout for Championship

Cornell senior Rodger Craig scored in the ninth round of the shootout.

Devin Shore has a nine game point streak for the Black Bears.
Devin Shore has a nine game point streak for the Black Bears.
Jeff Cox

Estero, Fla. -- Cornell and Maine skated to a 1-1 tie in the championship game of the Florida College Classic at Germain Arena in a brief respite from the cold weather.

Devin Shore gave the Black Bears a 1-0 lead with 1:01 to play in the second period. Line mates Connor Leen and Steven Swavely assisted on the goal. Shore, a Dallas Stars prospect, now has a nine game point streak in which he has seven goals and 10 assists.

Christian Hilbrich's goal 5:35 into the third period evened the score at one. Dustin Mowry and Brian Ferlin set up the score.

After a scoreless overtime that saw the Big Red outshoot Maine, 6-2, the game went to a shootout for the sole purpose of determining a winner. The game will go in the record books as a tie.

It took nine rounds until Rodger Craig's goal won the game for Mike Schafer's team. Shore and Cornell's Patrick McCarron each scored in the first round, but neither team could convert until Craig's winner in the ninth round.

New Hampshire overcame a 2-1 deficit to defeat Princeton, 3-2, in the consolation game of the tournament. Casey Thrush, Justin Agosta and Matt Willows scored for Dick Umile's team. UNH outshot Princeton, 46-23. Casey DeSmith stopped 21 shots for the Wildcats.

Sean Bonar made 43 saves and Mike Ambrosia and Aaron Kesselman scored for Princeton.

Maine advanced to the championship game with a 4-0 win over Princeton. Steven Swavely scored twice and Cam Brown and Stu Higgins each added a goal for the Black Bears in the semifinal game.

Cornell found itself in the final after a 4-2 victory over UNH in the first round. John McCarron, Joakim Ryan, Cole Bardreau and Ferlin each scored for the Big Red.

Jeff Cox covers college, junior and high school hockey, NCAA recruiting, NHL Draft prospects and the AHL for SBNation. Follow him on twitter @JeffCoxSBNation.