UNH Hockey Impresses Against Nation’s Second-Ranked Team
The University of New Hampshire men's hockey team nearly completed a two-game sweep of the nation's second-ranked team over the weekend.
The Wildcats won the first game against Boston College by a 4-3 score at Conte Forum in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts after UNH defenseman Kalle Eriksson scored in overtime.
The second contest, held Sunday at Whittemore Center in Durham, also went into overtime but the unranked Wildcats were unable to score in the extra period this time, effectively splitting the series with the second-ranked Eagles.
In the second game, Wildcats junior forward Angus Crookshank and senior forward Patrick Grasso each scored for the Wildcats. Junior forward Jackson Pierson, as well as Eriksson, each posted two assists.
The first game saw the Wildcats took a 1-0 lead when senior forward and Japan native Kohei Sato skate down the ice and fire a shot from the top of the face-off circle that found twine at 10:40 of the first period. Senior forward Eric MacAdams and freshman defenseman Nikolai Jenson posted an assist on the goal.
Later trailing, the Wildcats tied the contest 3-3 when junior forward Filip Engarås scored a shorthanded goal. Junior defenseman Will MacKinnon sent junior forward Tyler Ward and Engarås on a two-on-one; Engarås then found back of the net. Ward and MacKinnon posted assists on the goal.
The Wildcats are now 3-4-1 on the season.