Release Courtesy of UMPI Athletics

Fort Kent, MAINE - The Blue & Gold didn't let the negative temperatures of the Northern Maine weather bother their performance Saturday afternoon as they shot a blistering 55.4% for the game to defeat University of New Brunswick-St. John's 92-75 in the opening round of 2014 United Insurance Can-Am Classic Saturday in Fort Kent, Maine.

Freshman Thiago Conceicao was too much to handle for the Canadian squad from New Brunswick, as he finished the game a perfect 14 for 14 from the field to tally a game-high 28 points.  Chase Vicaire scored 14 and Conceicao added 9 boards.  Derek Healy and Michael Warner each had 12 points, with Healy adding 7 assists and Warner shooting 4 of 5 from beyond the arc.

Jarred Crawford led St. Johns-NB with 21 points and 8 rebounds.

The Owls will next Play Dalhousie AG at noon on Sunday to finish the Can-Am Classic schedule.