UVM goalie Gabe Carriere stood on his head in the Cats’ most successful weekend so far.
The sophomore keeper made a combined 73 saves on 74 shots as Vermont scored an overtime and shootout win against conference foe Maine in a two-game Hockey East set.
The Ottawa, Ont. native stopped 23 chances in Friday’s 1-0 overtime shutout, and followed that performance with 50 saves as the Cats skated to a 1-1 tie against the Black Bears before claiming the extra Hockey East point in the shootout.
The effort helped UVM (3-9-2, 2-4-2 in-conference) jump Maine in the Hockey East standings, and now the Cats return home to host No. 15 UMass Lowell for a two-game series starting Friday, Dec. 10 at 7 p.m.