New Hampshire Skates To 3-3 Tie With St. Francis Xavier
Sophomore forward Brendan van Riemsdyk scores game-tying goal for Wildcats

Sophomore forward Brendan van Riemsdyk scored the game-tying goal for the Wildcats
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 5:23  SFX1-0 EV Adam LaishramMark Tremaine, Brent Turnbull
1st 11:56  UNH1-1 PP Marcus VelaMax Gildon, Michael McNicholas
1st 13:05  SFX2-1 EV Holden CookMatt Needham
3rd 6:23  SFX3-1 EV Regan SpearsJagger Dirk
3rd 12:05  UNH2-3 PP Max GildonMichael McNicholas, Marcus Vela
3rd 16:38  UNH3-3 EV GT Brendan van RiemsdykLiam Blackburn
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd OT Final
St. Francis Xavier  20103
New Hampshire  10203
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd OT SOG
St. Francis Xavier  1156123
New Hampshire  81112233
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
St. Francis Xavier  0/4 3/6 0
New Hampshire  2/2 5/10 0
St. Francis Xavier Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 OT Saves
Chase Marchand (T)65:003 71110230
New Hampshire Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 OT Saves
Daniel Tirone39:542 950014
Adam Clark9:271 00202
Mike Robinson (T)15:330 00314
Empty Net0:060      

THE LEAD: Junior forward Marcus Vela (Burnaby, British Columbia), freshman defenseman Max Gildon (Plano, Texas), sophomore forward Brendan van Riemsdyk (Middletown, N.J.) each scored a goal as the University of New Hampshire men's hockey team tied St. Francis Xavier, 3-3, at the Whittemore Center on Sunday afternoon in an exhibition game.


Score: New Hampshire 3, St. Francis Xavier 3 (OT)- Exhibition game
Location: Durham, N.H. (Whittemore Center)
Date: Sunday, October 1, 2017
Time: 4:00 p.m.


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- The Wildcats fell behind early after a goal from St. Francis Xavier's Adam Laishram on a backhander at 5:23 in the first period.

- Vela redirected a slap shot from Gildon to notch the 'Cats' first goal of the game on a power play at 11:56. Senior forward Michael McNicholas (Manhattan Beach, Calif.) also posted an assist on the goal.

- STFX responded quickly when Holden Cook sent a wrist shot from the left face off circle to the lower stick-side corner of the net to regain the lead at 13:05.

- The second period went scoreless as the 'Cats outshot STFX 11-5.

- STFX's Regan Spears found the back of the net with a wrist shot at 6:23 in the third period.

- Gildon notched a one-timer slap shot from the slot off of a pass from McNicholas at 12:05 in the third period. Vela also added an assist on the goal.

- van Riemsdyk tied the game off of a wrap around from behind the net at 16:38 in the third period. Classmate Liam Blackburn (Prince George, British Columbia) added an assist on the goal.

- The game then went into overtime, but neither team could find the back of the net for the 3-3 final.


- UNH outshot the X-Men, 33-23.

- Senior netminder Danny Tirone (Trumbull, Conn.) made 14 saves in the first two periods.

- Senior goaltender Adam Clark (Sherwood Park, Alberta) recorded two saves during his 9:27 of play.

- Freshman goaltender Mike Robinson (Bedford, N.H.) recorded four saves during the end of the third period and overtime.

- The Wildcats went a perfect 2-2 on the power play while the X-Men went 0-4.

- STFX won 33 faceoffs against UNH's 30.