Jared Rickford scored 1:54 into the game and Bentley used a three-goal first period to post a 4-1 win over Connecticut Saturday night in Watertown that pushed the Falcons back into second place in Atlantic Hockey, ahead of the Huskies.
Bentley (14-10-4, 12-5-4) rebounded from a 3-0 loss to UConn (14-9-4, 12-6-3) Friday night to gain a split of the weekend series.
After Rickford gave Bentley the early lead, the Falcons broke it open with two goals 1:01 apart late in the period. Rickford set up Justin Breton at 15:15 to make it 2-0, and Brett Switzer scored a shorthanded tally at 16:16.
UMass-Lowell 5, UMass 3 — Adam Chapie and Ryan McGrath each had a goal and an assist and the No. 7 River Hawks (19-7-3, 9-4-2 Hockey East) extended their unbeaten streak to five games by holding off the visiting Minutemen (8-17-4, 4-9-3).
Vermont 2, New Hampshire 1 — Pete Massar and Mario Puskarich scored 2:42 apart the second period, boosting the No. 19 Catamounts (15-9-3, 7-7-0 Hockey East) past the No. 20 Wildcats (16-15-1, 8-8-0) in Durham, N.H.
Notre Dame 3, Maine 2 — Bryan Rust scored twice in a 24-second span in the final 1:08 of the third period, rallying the No. 18 Fighting Irish (16-12-1, 5-9-1 Hockey East) past the Black Bears (13-10-3, 7-5-2) in South Bend, Ind.
St. Lawrence 3, Quinnipiac 2 — Brian Ward and Justin Baker scored 1:12 apart late in the third period and the Saints (11-14-3, 5-8-3 ECAC) stunned the No. 3 Bobcats (20-5-5, 10-3-3) in Hamden, Conn.
Union 5, Yale 3 — Daniel Carr and Daniel Ciampini each had a goal and an assist and the No. 4 Dutchmen (19-6-3, 13-3-0 ECAC) scored three third-period goals to get past the No. 13 Bulldogs (12-7-4, 7-6-3) in Schenectady, N.Y.
UConn 2, BC 0 — Elaine Chuli made 21 of her 45 saves in the middle period and the Huskies upset the No. 7 Eagles (20-5-3, 14-2-1) in Storrs, Conn., ending BC’s 14-game unbeaten streak in Hockey East play. Kayla Campero and Stephanie Rathby scored for UConn (8-19-2, 5-10-1).
BU 7, New Hampshire 4 — Sarah Lefort scored four goals for the Terriers (19-9-1, 12-5-0 Hockey East) in their home win over the Wildcats (9-17-2, 4-10-2).