DURHAM, N.H. - Johnny Beecher scored two goals for the Wolverines as the University of New Hampshire men's hockey team fell to Michigan, 4-1 on Friday night at the Whittemore Center. UNH reshman forward Chase Stevenson (West Kelowna, British Columbia) scored his first collegiate goal for the Wildcats. With the loss, UNH falls 5-5-1 while Michigan improves to 4-7-2.
UP NEXT: The Wildcats will conclude the series with Michigan on Saturday at 7 p.m. The game is presented by Tuscan Brands as a UNH scarf will be the giveaway. Individual game tickets with affordable options that start as low as $9 and a convenient six-ticket flexible miniplan can now be purchased for the season by calling the Whittemore Center Box Office at (603) 862-4000 or by visiting UNHWildcats.com.
NOVEMBER CHILL: Saturday, Nov. 23 will also be the "November Chill" from 4-6 p.m. at Carpenter Plaza at the Whittemore Center. Fans are invited to "chill" between football and hockey games and enjoy a full day with the 'Cats. You won't want to miss a minute of the action when UNH Football takes on CAA-rival Maine in a Saturday matinée. Then, later in the evening, the Wildcats will take to the ice against Michigan. That's reason enough to stay on campus, but the down-time can be spent at the family-friendly November Chill. Enjoy food, music and activities right outside the Whittemore Center.
Score: Michigan 4 , New Hampshire 1
Records: UNH (5-5-1), Michigan (4-7-2)
Location: Durham, N.H. (Whittemore Center)
Date: Friday, Nov. 22, 2019
Time: 7 p.m.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- The Wildcats got on the board first at 6:21 of the first period when Ryan Verrier (Reading, Mass.) blasted a shot from just under the blue line, and Stevenson was able to tip the puck top shelf from the edge of the crease. Junior forward Eric MacAdams (Salem, Mass.) also posted an assist on the goal.
- Michigan responded with a powerplay goal at 12:54 of the first period to tie the game 1-1. Jacob Hayhurst passed the puck into Will Lockwood in the slot who shot the puck for, Johnny Beecher to collect the puck and chip it in bottom left.
- At 18:02 of the first period, Hayhurst passed the puck at the blueline to Cam York who skated up the left side of the ice and buried the puck in the bottom right side from a wraparound shot for Michigan to take the lead 2-1.
- Michigan outshot UNH 18-9 in the first period. The Wildcats went 0-1 on the power play, while the Wolverines went 1-2.
- At 7:41 of the second period, Nick Pastujov collected a loose puck off the skate of a UNH player and sent the puck to Jack Becker as he was stepping out of the penalty box. Becker sailed the puck over Robinsons shoulder with a wrist shot from the top of the left face-off circle to increase the Michigan lead to 3-1.
- At 7:19 of the third period, Angus Crookshank (North Vancouver, British Columbia) eliminated three defenders to rip a shot from the slot just wide of the net glove side.
- With 2:41 remaining in the third period, UNH pulled it's goalie for an extra attacker but shortly after, Beecher stole the puck in the UNH offensive zone and skated a few strides past the blue line to rip a shot and score an empty net goal for a final score of 4-1 in favor of the Wolverines.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
- Michigan outshot UNH by a 29-24 margin.
- Junior goalie Mike Robinson (Bedford, N.H.) made 25 saves, while Mann recorded 23.
- The Wildcats went 0-4 on the power play and the Wolverines went 1-3.
BEYOND THE BOXSCORE
- Stevenson's goal was the first of his career.
- UNH is now 3-1-0 at the Whittemore Center.