ORONO, Maine A shakeup in St. Lawrences lineup proved beneficial on Friday night.
Five different players contributed a goal and junior goalie Matt Weninger made 30 saves as the Saints defeated Maine, 5-0 in a nonconference game at Alfond Arena.
After the Saints scored only two even-strength goals in a season-opening split of two games at Western Michigan last weekend, St. Lawrence coach Greg Carvel opted for a change, including breaking up the teams top scoring line.
The Saints (2-1) responded with a strong team effort as nine players produced at least a point, led by senior Flanagan, who recorded three assists.
Defenseman Riley Austin opened the scoring with a drive from the left point which deflected off a Black Bears defenseman and past goalie Dan Sullivan 7:48 into the first period.
St. Lawrences special teams units then generated a pair of goals in the second period as Chris Martin took a pass from Flanagan and snapped a shot under the crossbar for a power-play goal just 1:08 into the period. Patrick Doherty followed with a shorthanded tally by finishing off a 2-on-1 break with Flanagan at 10:13.
After Gunnar Hughes converted on pass from brother George Hughes 3:45 into the third period, Justin Baker scored a power-play goal by beating Sullivan with a wrist shot at 7:40 for a 3-0 advantage.
The Saints also killed off all nine of Maines power-play opportunities.
Sullivan, who was pulled in the third period, finished with 17 saves, while Matt Morris made one save.
The two teams will meet again at 7 p.m. tonight.
CLARKSON 3, MERCYHURST 0
The Golden Knights used a strong special teams effort to defeat the Lakers in a nonconference game in Erie, Pa.
Fifth-ranked Clarkson (5-0) scored all three of its goals on the power play and killed all six of its penalties against seventh-ranked Mercyhurst (5-1-1).
Jamie Lee Rattray scored two power-play goals in the second period for Clarkson and assisted on a goal by Danielle Skirrow in the third period.
Erin Ambrose picked up an assist on all three Clarkson goals.
Erica Howe made 36 saves for the shutout.
SUNY FREDONIA 5, SUNY CANTON 2
The Blue Devils scored the final three goals of the game to defeat SUNY Canton (0-1) in a nonconference game in Fredonia.
Matt Owczarczak scored at 15 minutes, 40 seconds of the second period to give SUNY Fredonia (1-0) the lead for good at 3-2. Matt Hehr, who scored two goals, and Mitch Kaufmann added goals in the third period. Jared Wynia also scored for the Blue Devils.
Cory Giczewski and Jordan Grimsley scored for SUNY Canton.
SUNY POTSDAM 2,
SUNY BROCKPORT 2 (OT)
Eduardo Figueroa scored both goals for the Bears (3-8-4 , 1-3-4) in a SUNYAC game against SUNY Brockport in Potsdam.
Figueroa broke the career scoring record at the school as he produced his 39th career point. Chris Herdic, who graduated in 1987, held the record.
Peter DiLorenzo and Kevin Nichols scored for SUNY Brockport (8-6-1, 6-1-1).
SUNY BROCKPORT 4,
SUNY POTSDAM 0
Vanessa Gillette scored two goals and added an assist as the Golden Eagles defeated SUNY Potsdam (2-14-1, 0-8) in a SUNYAC game in Brockport.
Annie Terili and Maria Malone also scored for SUNY Brockport (13-1-2, 6-1-1). Potsdam native Kaila Maguire had an assist for the Golden Eagles.
CLARKSON 3, RIT 0
Aishvina Arusu produced 20 kills to lead the Golden Knights (21-4, 9-1) to a 25-21, 25-10, 25-18 sweep of the Rochester Institute of Technology in a Liberty League match at St. Lawrence University.
Victoria Kirkemo added 10 kills for Clarkson.
Alexis Brown had 22 kills as the Saints (9-21, 3-8) defeated Union 21-25, 25-21, 25-22, 25-16 in their second Liberty League match in Canton. Skidmore defeated the Saints 25-15, 25-19, 25-22 earlier.
BEARS GO 1-1 IN POOL PLAY
Sara Anderson had 12 kills and Rachel Auerbach provided 10 as SUNY Potsdam (20-12, 3-3) defeated SUNY Plattsburgh 25-23, 25-14, 25-23 in its second match at the SUNYAC East Pool Play event in New Paltz. SUNY Potsdam opened with a 25-14, 25-18, 25-13 loss to SUNY Cortland.