New Hampshire Holds On Against Maine, 4-3, to Sweep Weekend Series
Senior forward Tyler Kelleher scores two goals and assist for Wildcats

Senior forward Tyler Kelleher scored two goals and an assist for the Wildcats
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 13:22  MNE1-0 PP Rob Michel (4)Nolan Vesey/7
1st 18:22  UNH1-1 PP Tyler Kelleher (11)Michael McNicholas/9, Patrick Grasso/9
1st 19:05  UNH2-1 PP Liam Blackburn (5)Marcus Vela/4, Dylan Maller/6
2nd 16:29  UNH3-1 PP Liam Blackburn (6)Tyler Kelleher/18, Matias Cleland/18
3rd 3:38  MNE2-3 EV Cam Brown (3)Brendan Robbins/5, Blaine Byron/8
3rd 17:07  UNH4-2 EV GW Tyler Kelleher (12) -
3rd 19:34.6 MNE3-4 EV EA Chase Pearson (5)Mitchell Fossier/5, Cam Brown/11
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
New Hampshire  2114
Maine  1023
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
New Hampshire  1213429
Maine  7211341
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
New Hampshire (8-6-2)  3/8 8/16 0
Maine (5-9-3)  1/5 11/33 0
New Hampshire Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Daniel Tirone (W, 8-4-2)59:453 6211138
Empty Net0:150     
Maine Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Rob McGovern (L, 5-7-3)58:314 1012325
Empty Net1:290     

ORONO, Me. - The University of Maine men's ice hockey team fell to the University of New Hampshire on Saturday evening by the score of 4-3 on Saturday evening at the Alfond Arena. Maine falls to 5-9-3 overall and 1-6-1 in Hockey East play while New Hampshire goes to 8-6-2 and 5-1-1 in league play.

Rob Michel got the Black Bears on the board with 6:38 left in the first period on the power play as Nolan Vesey skated into the Wildcats' zone along the right boards and passed it to Michel. Michel hit a rising shot from the point that got by UNH goalie Danny Tirone who was screened.

The Wildcats knotted the game with 1:38 left in the first on a power play goal by Tyler Kelleher and took the lead with less than a minute left with a Liam Blackburn goal, also on the power play.

The score stayed that way until Blackburn notched his second power play tally of the game with 3:31 remaining in the second to put UNH up 3-1. The Black Bears continued to pepper Tirone, outshooting UNH 21-13 in the second period, but couldn't get any closer until Cam Brown put back a rebound off a Brendan Robbins shot 3:38 into the third stanza.

The score remained that way until 2:53 left, when Kelleher notched his second goal of the night to give UNH a 4-2 lead, but Chase Pearson responded for Maine with 25 seconds left as he received a pass from Mitchell Fossier who was behind the net and beat the goalie five-hole.

Maine had a couple of more chances but could not find the equalizer.

Maine outshot New Hampshire 41-29 with Maine goalie Rob McGovern making 25 saves and Tirone notching 38. Maine was 1-for-4 on the power play while New Hampshire was 3-for-8.

The Black Bears return to action Friday when they take on American International College at 7 p.m. in the Alfond Arena. Tickets may be purchased at or 581-BEAR!