HAMILTON, N.Y. - Bobby McMann and Adam Dauda each scored for the Raiders, then junior Brendan van Riemsdyk (Middletown, N.J.) netted a goal for the Wildcats with just 1:02 left in the third period, but UNH was unable to find the equalizer as the University of New Hampshire men's hockey team fell to Colgate, 2-1, on Saturday afternoon at the Class of 1965 Arena. The Raiders win the two-game season opening series, 2-0-0.
- The Wildcats will continue their road trip when they travel to Colorado Springs, Colo., to take on Colorado College on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 19-20. The game on Friday is at 9:30 p.m. (ET), while the contest on Saturday is at 8:00 p.m. (ET). Last year, UNH went 1-1-0 versus the Tigers at the Whittemore Center.
- The home opener at the Whittemore Center is Saturday, Oct. 27 versus Vermont at 7:00 p.m. The first 1,000 fans will receive the official game day t-shirt. You can buy tickets by calling the Whittemore Center Box Office at (603) 862-4000 or by visiting UNHWildcats.com.
Score: Colgate 2, New Hampshire 1
Records: New Hampshire (0-2-0), Colgate (2-0-0)
Location: Hamilton, N.Y. (Class of 1965 Arena)
Date: Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018
Time: 4:00 p.m.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Colgate took a 1-0 lead at 11:29 of the first period when McMann knocked in a rebound off a shot by Dauda.
- Freshman goalie Ty Taylor (Richmond, British Columbia) made nine saves, while UNH took eight shots. Each team went 0-1 on the power play.
- At 10:34 of the second period, Dauda gave the Raiders a 2-0 lead with a power play goal when he sent a rebound to the lower glove side of the net.
- UNH outshot Colgate by a 15-8 margin for the second period, while the Wildcats went 0-1 on the power play and the Raiders went 1-2.
- The Wildcats went with an empty net with 2:30 remaining in the third period.
- Then with just 1:02 left, van Riemsdyk buried the puck to the lower right corner of the net off a rebound. Senior captain Marcus Vela (Burnaby, British Columbia) and sophomore Max Gildon (Plano, Texas) each posted an assist on the goal.
- The Wildcats kept Taylor out of the net for the extra skater, but were unable to score the equalizer for the 2-1 final.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
- UNH outshot Colgate by a 36-24 margin.
- Taylor tallied 22 saves as he made his collegiate debut in net, while Mitch Benson recorded 35 to earn the win.
- The Wildcats went 0-2 on the power play and the Raiders went 1-4.
BEYOND THE BOXSCORE
- The goal was the 11th of van Riemsdyk's career.
- Vela and Gildon each posted an assist in both games.