New Hampshire Downs New Brunswick, 3-1
Freshman forward Liam Blackburn has goal and assist for Wildcats

Junior forward Shane Eiserman scored a goal for the Wildcats
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
2nd 2:46  UNH1-0 PP Ara NazarianTyler Kelleher, Patrick Grasso
2nd 14:39  UNH2-0 PP GW Liam BlackburnBrendan van Riemsdyk, Matt Dawson
3rd 2:23  UNH3-0 PP Shane EisermanLiam Blackburn, Brendan van Riemsdyk
3rd 8:33  NBR1-3 PP Randy GazzolaPhilippe Maillet, Cam Braes
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
New Brunswick  0011
New Hampshire  0213
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
New Brunswick  79925
New Hampshire  10111334
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
New Brunswick  1/7 13/37 0
New Hampshire  3/11 9/29 0
New Brunswick Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Alex Dubeau (L)59:003 1091231
Empty Net1:000     
New Hampshire Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Adam Clark30:070 76013
Daniel Tirone (W)29:481 03811
Empty Net0:050     

DURHAM, N.H. - Freshman Liam Blackburn (Prince George, B.C.) had a goal and an assist and classmate Brendan van Riemsdyk (Middletown, N.J.) added a pair of assists to lead the University of New Hampshire hockey team to a 3-1 exhibition win over the University of New Brunswick on Sunday at the Whittemore Center.

Blackburn and van Riemsdyk skated on a line with fellow freshman Patrick Grasso (Ankeny, Iowa), who also had an assist.

UNH opens the regular season with a game against Bentley University on Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Whittemore Center.


Date: October, 2, 2016 (4 p.m.)
Score: New Hampshire 3, New Brunswick 1
Records: New Hampshire (0-0-0)
Location: Whittemore Center, Durham, N.H.
Attendance: 1,866 (6,501 capacity)

Goal Scorers: New Hampshire - Ara Nazarian, Liam Blackburn, Shane Eiserman; New Brunswick - Randy Gazzola

Goaltenders: UNH - Adam Clark (7-6-X - 13, 30:12), Danny Tirone (X-3-8 - 11, 29:48); New Brunswick - Alex Dubeau (10-9-12 - 31) 60:00)

Next Game: Oct. 8 vs. Bentley University at Whittemore Center (7 p.m.)


After a scoreless first period, UNH got on the board with a pair of power plays goals in the second.

Sophomore forward Ara Nazarian (Boxford, Mass.) opened the scoring 2:46 into the period off a nice feed from senior forward Tyler Kelleher (Longmeadow, Mass.). Grasso also had an assist on the goal.

Blackburn made it 2-0 at 14:39 of the period. van Riemsdyk and sophomore defenseman Matt Dawson (Delta, B.C.) assisted on the score.

Junior forward Shane Eiserman (Newburyport, Mass.) upped the UNH lead to 3-0 with a five-on-three power play goal 2:23 into the third period. Blackburn and van Riemsdyk had assists.

New Brunswick got one back with its own five-on-three power play at the 8:33 mark of the third period. Randy Gazzola scored the goal.

UNH sophomore Marcus Vela (Burnaby, B.C.) left the game with a shoulder and head injury in the second period.


New Hampshire: 9 penalties - 29 minutes
New Brunswick: 13 penalties - 37 minutes


New Hampshire: 3-11
New Brunswick: 1-7


Points: Blackburn, van Riemsdyk (2)
Goals: Nazarian, Blackburn, Eiserman (1)
Assists: - van Riemsdyk (2)
Shots: Jason Salvaggio (8)


Points: Gazzola, Philippe Maillet, Cam Braes (1)
Goals: Gazzola (1)
Assists: Maillet, Braes (1)