Five Assists From Kelleher Help New Hampshire Upend Brown, 7-4
Senior forward Tyler Kelleher records five assists for Wildcats

Senior forward Tyler Kelleher had five assists for the Wildcats
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 17:04  UNH1-0 PP Michael McNicholas (8)Matias Cleland/20, Tyler Kelleher/22
1st 17:10  UNH2-0 EV Jason Salvaggio (12) -
2nd 0:53  UNH3-0 EV Brendan van Riemsdyk (4)Tyler Kelleher/23, Michael McNicholas/12
2nd 7:37  BRN1-3 EV Max Willman (6)Sam Lafferty/15, Brady Schoo/3
2nd 11:36  UNH4-1 PP Michael McNicholas (9)Tyler Kelleher/24, Matias Cleland/21
2nd 16:15  UNH5-1 PP GW Patrick Grasso (12)Michael McNicholas/13, Tyler Kelleher/25
2nd 18:43  UNH6-1 PP Jason Salvaggio (13)Tyler Kelleher/26, Matias Cleland/22
3rd 4:09  UNH7-1 EV Jamie Hill (2)Shane Eiserman/6, Matias Cleland/23
3rd 11:20  BRN2-7 EV Charlie Corcoran (12)Max Willman/9, Sam Lafferty/16
3rd 17:44  BRN3-7 EV Sam Lafferty (5)Charlie Corcoran/6, Conner Wynne/3
3rd 19:25  BRN4-7 EV Max Willman (7)Charlie Corcoran/7, Sam Lafferty/17
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
New Hampshire  2417
Brown  0134
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
New Hampshire  891027
Brown  7101027
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
New Hampshire (10-8-2)  4/5 1/2 0
Brown (3-11-1)  0/1 5/10 0
New Hampshire Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Daniel Tirone (W, 10-6-2)58:323 79622
Joe Lazzaro1:281 0011
Brown Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Gavin Nieto20:002 6006
Connor Maher (L, 0-1-0)20:004 0505
Tim Ernst20:001 0099

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Senior forward Tyler Kelleher (Longmeadow, Mass.) recorded a career-high five assists as the University of New Hampshire men's hockey team defeated Brown University, 7-4, Sunday evening at Meehan Auditorium on the campus of Brown.

Kelleher, who now has 26 assists on the season in just 20 games, recorded four of his helpers in the second period alone. Junior forward Michael McNicholas (Manhattan Beach, Calif.) notched a career-high four points on a pair of goals and a pair of assists. Junior Jason Salvaggio (Hanson, Mass.) scored twice while senior Jamie Hill(Glassboro, N.J.) as well as freshmen Patrick Grasso (Ankeny, Iowa) and Brendan van Riemsdyk (Middletown, N.J.) each scored one goal. Senior defenseman Matias Cleland (Longmont, Colo.) tallied three assists in the game.

Brown's Sam Lafferty had four points on one goal and three assists while Max Willman had two goals and one assist. Charlie Corcoran had one goal and two assists for the Bears.


Date: January 8, 2017 (4:00 p.m.)
Score: New Hampshire 7, Brown 4
New Records: New Hampshire (10-8-2, 5-2-1 HEA) // Brown (3-11-1, 2-6-0)
Location: Meehan Auditorium (Providence, R.I.)

Quick Facts:

- Kelleher's five assists were the most by a Wildcat since Nick Sorkin notched five against Alabama Huntsville on Nov. 26, 2011.

- UNH was 4-for-5 on power plays. The four tallies were the most since Feb. 23, 2008 against Boston College (4-for-8).

- Kelleher is now the nation's leading scorer with 40 points on 14 goals and 26 assists.

- McNicholas' four points were a career high.

- Salvaggio matched a career high with two goals.

- The last time UNH scored seven goals in a game was Dec. 30, 2015 against Maine (7-0).

UNH got on the board first at 17:04 of the first period as McNicholas notched his eighth goal of the year. The goal came just 19 seconds into a power play and was assisted Cleland and Kelleher.

Just six seconds later, the Wildcats struck again with an unassisted goal by Salvaggio. After the faceoff from the previous goal, Salvaggio stripped Brown of the puck and skated into the Bears' zone. He crammed his shot between the left post and Brown goalie Gavin Nieto and into the net.

Early in the second period at the 53 second mark, van Riemsdyk scored his fourth goal of the season and his second in as many games with a one-time shot from the slot. McNicholas started the play as he dished the puck to Kelleher at the top of the faceoff circle. Kelleher fed the puck to van Riemsdyk who buried his chance.

Brown scored its first goal of the season at the 7:37 mark of the second period by Max Willman. Brady Schoo started the play as he sent a pass to Sam Lafferty along the boards. Lafferty fired a shot that went wide of the net but bounced behind it and out to the other side where Willman shot it in.

Twenty six seconds into a power play in the second period, McNicholas scored his second goal of the night and ninth of the year at 11:36 of the stanza to make it 4-1. Cleland started the play with a pass to Kelleher inside the right faceoff circle. Kelleher played the puck across the face of the net to McNicholas who put it away.

Grasso tallied the fifth goal of the night for UNH at 16:15 of the second period for his 12th of the season. Kelleher notched his fourth assist of the night on the play as he passed it to McNicholas along the boards. McNicholas played the puck to Grasso in the middle who redirected it into the net.

The Wildcats gained a 6-1 lead at 18:43 of the second period as Salvaggio scored his second of the night. Cleland passed the puck to Kelleher along the boards who played it into the middle to Salvaggio. He then fired a low shot into the net.

Hill made it 7-1 at 4:09 of the third period with his second goal of the year. Cleland started the play as he fired the puck up ice off the boards behind the Brown net. Junior forward Shane Eiserman (Newburyport, Mass.) fired a shot that was saved, but Hill came in and put the rebound away.

The Bears scored three goals in the third period to bring the score to 7-4. Corcoran scored at 11:20 of the period and was assisted by Willman and Lafferty to make it 7-2 while Lafferty scored at 17:44 to make it 7-3. He was assisted by Corcoran and Connor Wynne. With 35 seconds left in the game, Willman scored his second goal of the night with assists coming from Corcoran and Lafferty.


New Hampshire: 1 penalties - 2 minutes
Brown: 5 penalties - 10 minutes


New Hampshire: 4-for-5
Brown: 0-for-1


Points: Kelleher (5)
Goals: McNicholas (2), Salvaggio (2)
Assists: Kelleher (5)


Points: Lafferty (4)
Goals: Willman (2)
Assists: Lafferty (3)