MAINE vs. VERMONT

Time, site: Friday, 7 p.m., Saturday, 5 p.m., Alfond Arena, Orono

Records: UMaine 5-7 (3-4 Hockey East); Vermont 4-9-1 (1-5-1)

Series, last meeting: Vermont leads 26-24-5, Vermont 5-1 on March 4

Key players: Maine — RW Eduards Tralmaks (5 goals, 4 assists), LW Mitch Fossier (5 & 3), C Chase Pearson (0 & 8), C Tim Doherty (3 & 4), D Rob Michel (2 & 5), D Patrick Holway (2 & 3), G Jeremy Swayman (4-3, 2.51 goals-against average, .921 save percentage); Vermont — C Ross Colton (8 & 0), D Matt O’Donnell (4 & 4), C Max Kaufman (4 & 3), RW Craig Puffer (3 & 4), LW Jarrid Privitera (1 & 6), RW Alex Esposito (3 & 3), G Stefanos Lekkas (4-9-1, 3.01, .912)

Game notes: Vermont went 3-0-1 against UMaine last season and swept the Black Bears in a Hockey East first-round series 5-0 and 5-1 in Burlington, Vt. Vermont has won eight of the last 11 meetings and is 14-4-1 over the last 19 games between the two. The Catamounts have averaged just 2.21 goals per game which is 56th among 60 Division I schools. Vermont has scored only five goals in its last four games but did snap a four-game losing skid with a 2-1 overtime win at Dartmouth College last Saturday. Sophomore Lekkas played all four games vs. UMaine a year ago and posted a 1.22 GAA and a .962 save percentage. UMaine is eighth in the country in blocked shots per game at 14.75. Colton is tied for third in the country in power-play goals with five. Ten of Vermont’s 31 goals have come on the power play. Vermont has the nation’s eighth-best penalty killing percentage (87.9 percent) while UMaine is last at 70.7 percent.