GORHAM, Maine. – It wasn't a happy homecoming for Johnson & Wales University men's ice hockey head coach Eric Graham as his Wildcats took on his alma mater, the University of Southern Maine. The Wildcats gave up four third-period goals in a 6-3 loss to the Huskies on Friday.
Southern Maine: 6-12-3, 5-7-2 NEHC
Johnson & Wales: 4-16, 1-12 NEHC
USM: Peter Ciccarelli (W, 1-2-1) 20 Saves
JWU: Mike Rockwell Jr. (L, 4-12) 29 Saves
Matt Bernot (JWU): 2 Goals
Jake Glod (JWU): 1 Goal
Just 2:41 into the second period, Jake Glod tied the game at 1-1 with a power play goal, his second goal in as many games.
Southern Maine scored a short-handed goal as well as power play goal to start the third period and grab a 4-1 lead.
Matt Bernot lit the lamp twice in the span of two minutes – including a power play score – to pull the Wildcats within 4-3.
Bernot has scored at least one point in six of the last eight games.
Unfortunately, USM got a goal from Michael Green with 2:38 left as well as an empty-netter for insurance.
Johnson & Wales will take on New England College at 4 pm on Saturday.