New Hampshire Topped By Bentley, 5-1

Sophomore forward Ara Nazarian scored a goal for the Wildcats
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 12:33  BEN1-0 EV Connor Brassard (1)Max French/1, Jonathan Desbiens/1
1st 14:28  BEN2-0 EV GW Alexey Solovyev (1)Max French/2
2nd 16:41  UNH1-2 EV Ara Nazarian (1)Jason Salvaggio/1
2nd 17:17  BEN3-1 EV Dino Balsamo (1)Jake Kauppila/1
3rd 0:14  BEN4-1 EV Jonathan Desbiens (1)Kyle Schmidt/1, Tanner Jago/1
3rd 16:31  BEN5-1 SH EN Kyle Schmidt (1)Jayson Argue/1, Max French/3
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Bentley  2125
New Hampshire  0101
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Bentley  75921
New Hampshire  1411833
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Bentley (1-0-0)  0/3 8/16 1
New Hampshire (0-1-0)  0/7 4/8 0
Bentley Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Jayson Argue (W, 1-0-0)59:461 1410832
Empty Net0:140     
New Hampshire Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Daniel Tirone (L, 0-1-0)57:124 54716
Empty Net2:481     

DURHAM, N.H.- The University of New Hampshire men's hockey team recorded a 33-21 shot advantage but was defeated 5-1 by Bentley University in Saturday night's non-conference game at the Whittemore Center.


Date: Oct. 8, 2016 (7 p.m.)
Location: Whittemore Center (Durham, N.H.)
Attendance: 3,186
Score: Bentley, 5, UNH 1
Updated Records: UNH (0-1-0, 0-0-0 WHEA), Bentley (1-0-0, 0-0-0 AHC)


UNH (1)- Ara Nazarian
Bentley (5)- Connor Brassard, Dino Balsamo, Jonathan Desbiens, Kyle Schmidt, Alexey Solovyev


UNH (1)- Jason Salvaggio
Bentley (8)- Max French (3), Cody DePourcq, Jake Kauppila, Kyle Schmidt, Tanner Jago, Jayson Argue


UNH- Danny Tirone 5-4-7-16 (4 GA) {57:12} (loss)
Bentley- Jayson Argue 14-10-8-32 (1 GA) {59:46} (win)

Up Next: Oct. 14 at St. Lawrence, 7 p.m. (Appleton Arena)
Next Home Game: Oct. 22 vs. Colorado College, 7p.m.
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* UNH, with a stretch of four consecutive power-play minutes, dominated the opening 10 minutes of play and generated an 11-0 shot advantage.

* Bentley scored goals less then two minutes apart to quickly take a 2-0 lead.

* Connor Brassard's one-timer from the top of the right circle sailed inside the near post to break the scoreless tie at 12:33; Max French, with the pass from the slot, and Cody DePourcq were credited with assists.

* On a faceoff to the right of UNH goalie Danny Tirone (Trumbull, conn.), French drew the puck back to the top of the circle and Alexey Solovyev blasted a shot into the cage at 14:28.

* In the seventh minute of the second period, Bentley's Matt Riggleman corralled a tape-to-tape pass through the neutral zone for a breakaway down the slot. He shifted to his backhand in the low slot and attempted to shoot between Tirone's leg pads, but the junior goalie made the save to keep the margin at two goals.

* The game was delayed 15 minutes at 11:18 of the second period because of a fire alarm activation.

* UNH trimmed the deficit to 2-1 at 16:41 of the middle stanza when Ara Azarian (Boxford, Mass.) rifled a shot from the right faceoff dot into the cage. Jason Salvaggio (Hanson, Mass.) set up the tally.

* Dino Balsamo scored 36 seconds on a floating backhand from between the hashmarks in the slot to reestablish a two-goal lead, 3-1, at 17:17. Jake Kauppila was credited with an assist.

* Jonathan Desbiens extended the advantage to 4-1 just 14 seconds into the third period when his centering pass from the left corner caromed off a UNH defenseman into the net.

* The Wildcats pulled Tirone in favor of an extra skater with 4:33 remaining and a Falcons skater was sent to the penalty box at 16:24 to give the 'Cats a two-skater advantage. But Schmidt scored seven seconds later for a shorthanded, empty-net goal to make it 5-1.


UNH: 14-11-8-33
Bentley: 7-5-9-21


UNH: 4-8
Bentley: 8-16


UNH: 0-6
Bentley: 0-3​