DURHAM, N.H. - With the Wildcats leading 1-0, the Friars then netted three third period goals as the University of New Hampshire men's hockey team fell to No. 10 Providence, 3-1, on Saturday evening at the Whittemore Center.
- UNH will play a home-and-home series with Dartmouth on Friday, Dec. 7-Saturday, Dec. 8 at 7:00 p.m. Friday's game is on the road in Hanover, N.H., at Thompson Arena on NESNPLUS, while the contest on Saturday is at the Whittemore Center on ESPN+. The last time these two teams played twice in a season was the 1983-84 season. UNH won 8-4 on Dec. 9 in Durham, while the Wildcats won 7-5 on Feb. 15 in Hanover. The game on Saturday will be Cats Care Night presented by Wentworth-Douglass. Fans are also 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). You can buy tickets by calling the Whittemore Center Box Office at (603) 862-4000 or by visiting UNHWildcats.com.
Score: #10 Providence 3, New Hampshire 1
Records: New Hampshire (2-7-5, 1-4-3 HEA), Providence (8-4-3, 5-2-1 HEA)
Location: Durham, N.H. (Whittemore Center)
Date: Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018
Time: 7:00 p.m.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- After the first period, the score remained tied 0-0. Providence outshot UNH 6-3 and the Wildcats went 0-1 on the power play.
- The Wildcats were able to hold off a Providence power play at 5:20 into the second period in which the Friars had multiple scoring opportunities but sophomore Mike Robinson (Bedford, N.H.) made key saves.
- After UNH lost the puck in their own end to give Jason O'Neil a one-on-one at 8:14 into the second period, Robinson made another huge save to his lower glove side to keep the score tied 0-0.
- The Wildcats took a 1-0 lead at 14:56 into the second period on a power play goal after senior Ara Nazarian (Boxford, Mass.) fired a wrist shot from the slot to the upper glove side of the net.
- After the second period, the Wildcats led 1-0. Providence outshot UNH 19-8 and UNH went 1-1 on the power play while Providence went 0-2.
- At 6:04 of the third period the Friars went on a two-man advantage power play for 1:22, but the Wildcats were able to keep Providence off the scoreboard.
- The Friars tied the game 1-1 at 10:59 into the third period with a goal by Vincent Desharnais coming off a pass from Brandon Duhaime and Scott Conway. Desharnais' wrist shot went to the lower glove side of the net.
- Providence took a 2-1 lead at 17:28 into the third period after Jay O'Brien broke free and took a wrist shot from the slot to the upper glove side of the net. The goal was assisted by Ben Mirageas and Duhaime.
- The Friars added to their lead at 18:46 on a power play goal from Spenser Young after a shot from Kasper Bjorkqvist was saved by Robinson and redirected to the near circle where Young netted a wrist shot to the upper glove side of the goal.
- After the third period, the final score was 3-1 in favor of the Friars. UNH outshot Providence 12-8 and the Wildcats went 0-1 on the power play while Providence went 1-3.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
- Providence outshot UNH by 33-23.
- Robinson made 30 saves for the Wildcats, while Hayden Hawkey made 22 for the Friars.
- The Wildcats went 1-3 on the power play and the Friars went 1-5.
BEYOND THE BOXSCORE
- Junior Liam Blackburn (Prince George, British Columbia) is now on a four-game point streak, with one goal and three assists for four points as he posted an assist tonight.
- Nazarian's goal was his team-leading sixth goal of the season.