Men’s college hockey
MAINE vs. NEW HAMPSHIRE
Time, site: 7 p.m. Friday and 7 p.m. Saturday, Whittemore Center, Durham, New Hampshire
Records: UMaine 9-12-3 (5-6-3 Hockey East); UNH 9-8-8 (5-5-5)
Series, last meeting: UMaine leads 66-58-10, 4-4 tie on Jan. 21
Key players, Maine: LW Mitch Fossier (1 goal, 21 assists), C Chase Pearson (12 & 9), C Tim Doherty (7 & 6), RW Eduards Tralmaks (6 & 6), D Brady Keeper (3 & 9), D Rob Michel (3 & 6), G Jeremy Swayman (9-12-3, 2.99 goals-against average, .914 save percentage); UNH: C Liam Blackburn (10 & 14), LW Angus Crookshank (9 & 13), LW Ara Nazarian (9 & 9), D Max Gildon (4 & 14), RW Charlie Kelleher (2 & 16), D Anthony Wyse (1 & 6), G Mike Robinson (8-6-7, 2.20, .923)
Game notes: The Wildcats of coach Mike Souza are riding a five-game unbeaten streak (3-0-2) including a 6-0 win over Connecticut last Saturday. They are 5-0-1 in their past six home games. UNH has scored at least four goals in four of the past five games. UMaine looks to build off Saturday’s 4-3 win over No. 2 Massachusetts. The Black Bears are 3-0-3 in the past six meetings with UNH. Sophomore Emil Westerlund has goals in three of his past four games, and senior Brendan Robbins, a New Hampshire native, has 2 & 2 in his past three games. UNH has scored at least one power-play goal in its past seven games (8-for-28). UMaine erupted for three in five chances against UMass. Robinson made 36 saves against UConn, while Swayman made a career-high 53 against UMass. The Black Bears must adapt to the wider ice surface at Towse Rink. It is 15 feet wider than UMaine’s Alfond Arena.