|1st||1:58||UNH||1-0||PP||Max Gildon (3)||Michael McNicholas/5, Charlie Kelleher/5|
|2nd||6:55||UNH||2-0||EV||Brendan van Riemsdyk (2)||Chris Miller/3, Liam Blackburn/3|
|2nd||8:12||CC||1-2||EV||Troy Conzo (1)||Branden Makara/1|
|2nd||14:08||UNH||3-1||PP||Max Gildon (4)||Michael McNicholas/6, Charlie Kelleher/6|
|2nd||15:13||UNH||4-1||EV GW||Max Gildon (5)||Justin Fregona/1, Frankie Cefalu/1|
|2nd||18:07||CC||2-4||EV||Mason Bergh (5)||Trey Bradley/6, Nick Halloran/6|
|3rd||2:15||UNH||5-2||EV||Liam Blackburn (3)||Brendan van Riemsdyk/2, Chris Miller/4|
|3rd||17:01||CC||3-5||PP||Andrew Farny (1)||Trey Bradley/7, Mason Bergh/3|
|3rd||19:58||UNH||6-3||EV EN||Chris Miller (1)||Jason Salvaggio/2, Benton Maass/6|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Colorado College (3-2-0)||1/6||4/8||0|
|New Hampshire (5-0-0)||2/3||7/14||0|
|Colorado College Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Alex Leclerc (L, 3-2-0)||58:00||5||9||12||1||22|
|New Hampshire Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Daniel Tirone (W, 5-0-0)||60:00||3||15||15||15||45|
DURHAM, N.H.: Freshman defenseman Max Gildon tallied his first career hat trick as the No. 17 University of New Hampshire men's hockey team defeated Colorado College, 6-3, Friday night at the Whittemore Center. With the win, the Wildcats improve to 5-0-0, which is their best start to a season since 1993-1994 when they also started 5-0-0.
The Wildcats conclude the two-game home series with Colorado College tomorrow night, October 21, at 7:00 pm on ESPN3 for "Real 'Cats Wear Pink" presented by Medtronic. There will be a pink socks giveaway for breast cancer awareness. Tickets can be purchased at the Whittemore Center Box Office, online at UNHWildcats.com or by calling 603-862-4000.
Score: New Hampshire 6, Colorado College 3
Records: New Hampshire (5-0-0), Colorado College (3-2-0)
Location: Durham, N.H. (Whittemore Center)
Date: Friday, October 20, 2017
Time: 7:00 p.m.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- The Wildcats took an early lead with a power play goal from Gildon at 1:58 of the first period. Gildon blasted a slap shot from the blue line that found the back of the net. Senior forward Michael McNicholas and freshman forward Charlie Kelleher each tallied an assist on the goal.
- Sophomore forward Brendan van Riemsdyk found the upper-stick side of the net with a breakaway wrist shot at 6:55 in the second period. Junior forward Chris Miller and sophomore forward Liam Blackburn each tallied an assist on the goal.
- The Tigers netted their first goal of the game when Troy Conzo found the back of the net at 8:12 in the first period.
- Gildon scored his second power play goal of the night at 14:08 of the second period off of a pass from McNicholas. Kelleher also had an assist on the goal.
- Gildon recorded his first career hat trick with a slap shot off of a pass from sophomore forward Justin Fregona at 15:13 in the second period. Junior forward Frankie Cefalu also had an assist on the goal.
- Colorado College's Mason Bergh answered at 18:08 in the second period to cut the UNH lead to 4-2.
- Blackburn found the net with a wrist shot from the front of the crease at 2:15 in the third period. van Riemsdyk and Miller each tallied an assist on the goal.
- At 17:01 in the third period, Colorado College's Andrew Farny found the back of the net for the Tigers' only power play goal of the night to put the score at 5-3 UNH.
- Miller scored an empty net goal with two seconds left in the game to bring the Wildcats up 6-3 with his first goal of the season. Senior forward Jason Salvaggio and freshman defenseman Benton Maass both tallied an assist on the empty-netter.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
- Colorado College outshot the Wildcats 42-28.
- Senior netminder Danny Tirone made a season-high 45 saves on the day.
- The Wildcats went 2-3 on power plays while the Tigers went 1-6.
BEYOND THE BOXSCORE
- The Wildcats are off to their best season-start with a 5-0-0 record since the 1993-1994 season.
- Ten different Wildcats found their name on the final score sheet.
- Gildon's hat trick puts him as the top-scorer for the Wildcats with five goals in five games.
- van Riemsdyk and Miller each recorded their first career multi-point game.
- Maass has recorded at least one point in all five of his career games.
- The Wildcats host Colorado College once again tomorrow night, October 21, to finish up the two-game series at 7:00pm.