The Maine Nordiques’ two third-period goals weren’t enough Saturday night but the Nordiques did come away with three of four points on the weekend.

The Maryland Black Bears forced overtime and defeated the Nordiques 3-2 in a shootout in a North American Hockey League East Division game at Piney Orchard Ice Arena in Odenton, Maryland. The Nordiques defeated the Black Bears 4-3 Friday night in a shootout.

Down 1-0, the Nordiques (6-8-2, 14 points) quickly changed that in the middle of the third period. Forward Zion Green notched his sixth goal of the year at the 11:10 mark, with defenseman Jacob Pellerin and forward Jonny Meiers recording the assists.

A little over two minutes later, Nordiques defenseman Matt Connor scored a power-play goal for a 2-1 lead. Forwards Tristan Fasig and Tyler Gaulin had the assists.

The Nordiques were 1-for-7 on the man advantage while Maryland (13-4-3, 29 points) went scoreless on five chances.

However, the lead only lasted 36 seconds when Connor Bennett scored his second goal of the year for the Black Bears at the 13:56 mark to tie the game.

Overtime didn’t settle things for the second straight night, and the game was decided in a shootout. Neither goalie — Gus Holt of the Nordiques and Luca Di Pasquo of the Black Bears — allowed a goal in the first two rounds. Di Pasquo (25 saves) stopped Auburn native Reese Farrell in the third round. Laker Aldridge scored the game-winner in the third round for the Black Bears.

Ryan Bottrill put the Black Bears up 1-0 midway through the second period with his seventh goal of the year, beating Holt (21 saves).

Maryland makes a trip to Lewiston to take on the Nordiques next Friday and Saturday for 7 p.m. faceoffs at The Colisee.

On Friday, the Nordiques added 20-year-old defenseman Hank McDonough to the roster from the South Division El Paso Rhinos. The Westbrook, Connecticut native appeared in nine games with the Rhinos this season, recording no points. Last year, he played for the Danbury Jr. Hat Tricks of the East Division, appearing in 51 games (one goal, three assists).


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