DURHAM, N.H. - Greg Printz scored two goals to lead the Friars as the University of New Hampshire men's hockey team fell to No. 11 Providence, 5-1, at the Whittemore Center on Saturday night. Sophomore Filip Engarås (Stockholm, Sweden) recorded the lone goal, and junior Kohei Sato's (Nishitokyo, Japan) assist on the goal extended his point streak to seven games. The Wildcats split the two-game series with Providence as UNH won 4-3 at Schneider Arena on Friday.
The Wildcats fall to 12-9-1 (6-6-0 HEA), while the Friars improve to 14-6-5 (8-5-2 HEA).
UP NEXT: The Wildcats will conclude the two-game home-and-home series with No. 11 Providence on Saturday, Jan. 18 at 7 p.m. at the Whittemore Center on NESN presented by ABM. The first 1,000 fans will receive "I Believe In UNH" rally towels at the game. Individual game tickets with affordable options that start as low as $9 and a convenient six-ticket flexible miniplan can be purchased for the season by calling the Whittemore Center Box Office at (603) 862-4000 or by visiting UNHWildcats.com.
The UNH men's and women's hockey teams will be participating in the annual Skate with the 'Cats event on Monday, Jan. 20 from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Labrie Family Skate at Puddle Dock Pond at Strawbery Banke. Meet the team and skate with your favorite UNH hockey players. Regular admission rates apply.
Score: #11 Providence 5, New Hampshire 1
Records: UNH (12-9-1, 6-6-0 HEA), PC (14-6-5, 8-5-2 HEA)
Location: Durham, N.H. (Whittemore Center)
Date: Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020
Time: 7 p.m.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- UNH struck first at 1:14 of the first period when Sato passed the puck to sophomore Engarås just past the blue line, where he was able to use his speed and outskate his defender. He faked a shot right, then dragged the puck back across the net and buried it on his backhand. Sophomore Ryan Verrier (Reading, Mass) was also credited was an assist.
- PC responded quickly with a goal under two minutes later at 3:09 of the first period. Parker Ford created a turnover and blasted a shot from below the right face-off circle to tie the game. Max Crozier recorded an assist.
- The Friars took advantage of a Wildcats penalty at 10:46 of the first, when Patrick Moynihan was able to one time a rebound to score low glove side for PC to take the lead 2-1.
- UNH outshot PC by a margin of 13-7 in the first period. PC went 1-2 on the power play while UNH could not convert on two opportunities.
- PC had a five-minute power play but UNH's defensive efforts kept the score 2-1 in favor of the Friars.
- The Friars increased their lead to 3-1 at 10:46 of the second period when Greg Printz redirected a shot from Jack Dugan that was blasted from outside the right face-off circle to the lower stick side of the net.
- The Wildcats kept the Friars scoreless in the third until they pulled their goalie at 16:21 of the third period, but PC's Shane Kavanagh was able to increase their lead to 4-1 with an empty net goal at 17:04. Cam McDonald and Craig Needham assisted the goal.
- PC was given another man up advantage with just under three minutes remaining in the game and Greg Printz blasted a shot from the slot to the top glove side to make the score 5-1 for the Friars at 17:44 of the third period. The final goal of the game was assisted by Michael Callahan.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
- Sophomore Ty Taylor (Richmond, British Columbia) made 14 saves, while Michael Lackey recorded 29.
- UNH outshot PC by a 30-19 margin.
- The Wildcats went 0-3 on the power play and the Friars finished 2-4.
BEYOND THE BOXSCORE
- The Wildcats have scored first 17 out of the 22 games this season.
- Sato extended his point streak to seven games.
- Engarås has eight points in the last six games.