|1st||12:04||UNH||1-0||PP GW||Max Gildon (1)||Charlie Kelleher/1, Michael McNicholas/1|
|2nd||1:43||UNH||2-0||EV||Shane Eiserman (2)||Cameron Marks/3|
|2nd||10:51||UNH||3-0||EV||Jason Salvaggio (1)||Charlie Kelleher/2|
|2nd||14:42||UNH||4-0||PP||Charlie Kelleher (1)||Benton Maass/3, Michael McNicholas/2|
|2nd||17:49||UNH||5-0||EV||Max Gildon (2)||-|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|New Hampshire (3-0-0)||2/4||3/6||0|
|Bruce Racine (L, 0-1-0)||59:57||5||11||6||8||25|
|New Hampshire Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Daniel Tirone (W, 3-0-0)||59:27||0||9||5||9||23|
DURHAM, N.H. Freshmen Max Gildon (Plano, Texas.) and Charlie Kelleher (Longmeadow, Mass.) combined for five points while senior goalie Danny Tirone (Trumbull, Conn.) posted his seventh career shutout as the No. 20 University of New Hampshire men's hockey team defeated Colgate, 5-0, at the Whittemore Center on Friday evening. Gildon tallied two goals and Kelleher scored a goal and recorded two assists.
With the win, the Wildcats have begun the season 3-0-0 for the first time since the 2012-2013 season. The Wildcats return to action when they conclude the two-game series with Colgate on Saturday, October 14 at 7:00 p.m. The game will be broadcast live on ESPN3. You can purchase tickets at the Whittemore Center Box Office, online at UNHWildcats.com or by calling 603-862-4000.
Score: #20 New Hampshire 5, Colgate 0
Location: Durham, N.H. (Whittemore Center)
Records: UNH (3-0-0, 2-0-0 Hockey East); Colgate (2-1-1, 0-0-0 ECAC)
Date: Friday, October 13, 2017
Time: 7:00 p.m.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- The Wildcats struck first at 12:04 of the first period. With UNH on the man-advantage, Kelleher sent a pass from behind the net to Gildon in the slot who blasted a one-timer that found the back of the net high on the glove side to give the Wildcats a 1-0 lead. Senior Michael McNicholas (Manhattan Beach, Calif.) also tallied an assist on the goal.
- UNH outshot Colgate 12-9 in the first period.
- At 1:43 of the second period, senior Cameron Marks (North Vancouver, British Columbia) sent a pass from the UNH defensive zone to senior Shane Eiserman (Newburyport, Mass.) who picked up the bouncing puck and exploded for a breakaway, beating the goaltender through the five-hole to give UNH a 2-0 lead.
- At 10:51 of the second period, the Wildcats extended their lead to 3-0 when Kelleher stole a loose puck behind the net and tapped a backhander to senior Jason Salvaggio (Hanson, Mass.) waiting in the slot who put it in over the diving Bruce Racine.
- At 14:42 of the second period and with UNH on a 5-on-3 man-advantage, McNicholas sent a pass to freshman Benton Maass (Elk River, Minn.) who ripped a slap-shot that sailed wide, but Kelleher tapped in the rebound from the left circle to give the Wildcats the 4-0 lead.
- The Wildcats struck again late in the period at 17:49 as Gildon ripped a wrist shot from the slot that went bar down to extend the lead to 5-0.
- UNH outshot Colgate 10-5 in the second period.
- Neither team found the back of the net during the third period, as UNH earned the 5-0 win.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
- The Wildcats outshot the Raiders, 30-23.
- Senior assistant captain Danny Tirone (Trumbull, Conn.) made 23 saves, while Racine tallied 25 for Colgate.
- The Wildcats went 2-4 on the power play, while the Raiders went 0-3.
- UNH won 22 faceoffs against Colgate's 33.
BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:
- Tonight's game was the first contest between the Raiders and Wildcats since 2000, when New Hampshire defeated Colgate 7-3 at the Ice Breaker Cup in Ann Arbor, Mich.
- Gildon's two goals were the first of his collegiate career.
- Kelleher's goal and two assists mark the first points of his collegiate career.
- Tirone's shutout is the seventh of his career.
- The victory marks the first time the Wildcats have opened the season 3-0-0 since the 2012-13 season.
- New Hampshire improves to 26-10-2 all time versus Colgate with the victory.
- UNH returns to action tomorrow when it hosts Colgate on Saturday, October 14 at 7:00 p.m. on ESPN3.