LOWELL, Mass. – College hockey teams spend all week preparing for Friday night.
But sometimes the game plan gets tossed out the window and proceedings go down an unexpected path. Such was the case in a 6-5 home win for UMass Lowell over Vermont on Friday night at the Tsongas Center, securing two vital Hockey East points.
“I thought it was an ugly hockey game that was reminiscent of the 80s and 90s,” UMass Lowell head coach Norm Bazin said after the game in which 11 players scored on a combined 54 shots on goal. “It was whoever got the last shot would get the two points, so we're fortunate to get the points here tonight.”
It wasn’t a masterpiece, but a win is a win for Bazin’s club. They all count the same.