HANOVER, N.H. - With the game tied at 2-2 in the third period freshman Joseph Cipollone (Purchase, N.Y.) netted the game winner on his first collegiate goal, and freshman goalie Ty Taylor (Richmond, British Columbia) recorded his first collegiate victory with 25 saves as the University of New Hampshire men's hockey team defeated Dartmouth, 3-2, on Friday night at Thompson Arena. UNH improves to 3-7-5 overall, while the Big Green fall to 4-4-1.
The Wildcats face off against Dartmouth again on Saturday, December 8. The game will feature the Wildcat Toy Drive. Fans are asked to spread a little extra holiday cheer by donating an unwrapped toy. Service Credit Union will give a t-shirt to anyone who donates a toy (while supplies last) and you will also be entered to win a UNH hockey jersey autographed by the team.
Former UNH professor and hockey historian Steve Hardy will be signing copies of his new book - "Hockey: A Global History." Hardy will be signing from 6:30 p.m. through the first period of the game.
You can buy tickets by calling the Whittemore Center Box Office at (603) 862-4000 or by visiting UNHWildcats.com.
Score: New Hampshire 3, Dartmouth 2
Records: New Hampshire (3-7-5, 1-4-3 HEA), Dartmouth (4-4-1, 4-2-1 ECAC)
Location: Hanover, N.H. (Thompson Arena)
Date: Friday, Dec. 7, 2018
Time: 7:00 p.m.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- The Wildcats took the first lead of the game at 4:44 of the first period. Sophomore Max Gildon (Plano, Texas) stole a pass in the Dartmouth zone as he then sent the puck to junior Brendan van Riemsdyk (Middletown, N.J.) who fired a shot from the slot to the lower glove side of the net.
- UNH increased its lead to 2-0 as junior Liam Blackburn (Prince George, British Columbia) fired a shot that was saved by Adrian Clark, but junior Justin Fregona (Mississauga, Ontario) was able to capitalize on the rebound and sent the puck into the lower stick side of the net at 11:10 of the first period.
- With 44 seconds remaining in the first period Dartmouth got on the board as Shane Sellar blasted a shot to the upper glove side of the net.
- The Big Green outshot UNH 10-8 and went 0-1 on the power play.
- Dartmouth was able to score the equalizer at 13:06 of the second period when Harrison Markell ripped a shot from the blue line as Drew O'Connor was able to redirect the puck into lower stick side of the net.
- The Big Green outshot UNH 9-2 while Dartmouth went 0-2 on the power play and UNH went 0-1.
- At 11:03 of the third period senior Frankie Cefalu (Buffalo, N.Y.) ripped a shot that deflected off of Charley Michalowski as Cipollone took a one-time wrist shot from the slot to the lower stick side of the net increasing the Wildcat lead to 3-2.
- Jeff Losurdo tried to increase the Big Green lead at 6:14 of the third period when he fired a shot from the left faceoff circle that deflected off the post.
- With 1:05 remaining in the third period, the Big Green pulled Clark but were unable to score as UNH secured the 3-2 victory.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
- Dartmouth outshot UNH by a 27-16 margin.
- Taylor made 25 saves, while Clark recorded 13.
- The Wildcats went 0-2 on the power play and the Big Green went 0-5.
BEYOND THE BOXSCORE
- The Wildcats are now 2-1-2 over their last five games.
- UNH is now 36-21-3 all-time versus the Big Green with a 9-7-1 record in the series at Thompson Arena.
- Fregona scored his first goal of the season and third of his career.
- van Riemsdyk netted his third goal of the season and 13th of his career.
- Cipollone recorded his first collegiate goal.
- Taylor recorded his first collegiate victory.