New Hampshire Rolls Past Colorado College, 6-3
Freshman defenseman Max Gildon scores hat trick for Wildcats

Freshman defenseman Max Gildon scored a hat trick for the Wildcats
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 1:58  UNH1-0 PP Max Gildon (3)Michael McNicholas/5, Charlie Kelleher/5
2nd 6:55  UNH2-0 EV Brendan van Riemsdyk (2)Chris Miller/3, Liam Blackburn/3
2nd 8:12  CC1-2 EV Troy Conzo (1)Branden Makara/1
2nd 14:08  UNH3-1 PP Max Gildon (4)Michael McNicholas/6, Charlie Kelleher/6
2nd 15:13  UNH4-1 EV GW Max Gildon (5)Justin Fregona/1, Frankie Cefalu/1
2nd 18:07  CC2-4 EV Mason Bergh (5)Trey Bradley/6, Nick Halloran/6
3rd 2:15  UNH5-2 EV Liam Blackburn (3)Brendan van Riemsdyk/2, Chris Miller/4
3rd 17:01  CC3-5 PP Andrew Farny (1)Trey Bradley/7, Mason Bergh/3
3rd 19:58  UNH6-3 EV EN Chris Miller (1)Jason Salvaggio/2, Benton Maass/6
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Colorado College  0213
New Hampshire  1326
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Colorado College  15171648
New Hampshire  1015328
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)58:005 912122
Empty Net2:001     
New Hampshire Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Daniel Tirone (W, 5-0-0)60:003 15151545

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 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.


- 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.


- 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.


- 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.