Three Goals In Second Period Help New Hampshire Top Colorado College, 6-2
Junior forward Maxim Gaudreault scores two goals for Wildcats

Junior forward Maxim Gaudreault scored two goals for the Wildcats
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 16:57  UNH1-0 SH Maxim Gaudreault (1)Casey Thrush/1
2nd 5:06  UNH2-0 EV Maxim Gaudreault (2)Casey Thrush/2, Richard Boyd/1
2nd 7:35  CC1-2 EV Cody Bradley (4)Luc Gerdes/1, Hunter Fejes/1
2nd 13:41  UNH3-1 EV GW Andrew Poturalski (2)Richard Boyd/2, Tyler Kelleher/2
2nd 13:53  UNH4-1 EV Shane Eiserman (2)Kyle Smith/1, Collin MacDonald/2
3rd 9:38  UNH5-1 EV Tyler Kelleher (1)Warren Foegele/2
3rd 10:33  CC2-5 EV Teemu Kivihalme (3)Cody Bradley/1, Hunter Fejes/2
3rd 13:09  UNH6-2 EV Grayson Downing (2)Matt Willows/1, Brett Pesce/2
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Colorado College  0112
New Hampshire  1326
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Colorado College  414624
New Hampshire  10141034
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Colorado College (2-4-0)  0/4 2/4 0
New Hampshire (2-2-0)  0/2 4/8 1
Colorado College Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Tyler Marble (L, 2-4-0)60:006 911828
New Hampshire Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Adam Clark (W, 2-2-0)60:002 413522

DURHAM, N.H. - Junior forward Maxim Gaudreault (Annapolis, Md.) scored two goals to pace 12 Wildcats who recorded a point in the University of New Hampshire men's hockey team's 6-2 non-conference victory against Colorado College at the Whittemore Center on Saturday night.

UNH leveled its record at 2-2-0 while CC fell to 2-4-0.

Tyler Kelleher (Longmeadow, Mass.; one goal, one assist), Richard Boyd (Delray Beach, Fla.; 2a) and Casey Thrush (Easton Md.; 2a) also recorded multiple points for the Wildcats. Grayson Downing (Abbottsbord, British Columbia), Shane Eiserman (Newburyport, Mass.) and Andrew Poturalski (Williamsville, N.Y.) netted UNH's other goals.

UNH goaltender Adam Clark (Sherwood Park, Alberta) made 13 of his 22 saves in the second period. CC counterpart Tyler Marble stopped 28 shots. Cody Bradley (1g, 1a) and Hunter Fejes (2a) led the Tigers' attack.

UNH skated to a 1-0 lead in the first period with a 10-4 shot advantage. In the ninth minute, Eiserman stole the puck in the neutral zone and entered the offensive zone at the right point. He continued into the circle and ripped a shot from the faceoff dot that Marble blocked down.

With 6:30 remaining in the opening stanza, Collin MacDonald (West Milford, N.J.) sent Eiserman down the slot. He advanced toward the right post and, with a CC skater on the backcheck and the puck sliding away, Eiserman chipped a shot into Marble's midsection.

The Wildcats went on their second power play of the night at 14:22, and moments later Downing snapped a low shot from the slot wide left of the cage. As the power play expired, Poturalski fired a shot from the left circle wide of the near post and then seconds later he collected the loose puck in the slot and sent a shot wide right.

UNH took a 1-0 lead with a shorthanded goal at 16:57 when Thrush advanced through the left circle and feathered a centering pass that Gaudreault corralled and deposited inside the right post.

New Hampshire increased the advantage to 2-0 at 5:06 of the second period. Marble stopped Thrush's initial shot from the left wing, but Gaudreault scored off the rebound in front. Boyd was credited with his first career point with a secondary assist.

CC trimmed the deficit to 2-1 at 7:35. Fejes initiated the scoring sequence when he floated a cross-ice pass to the right wing, where Luc Gerdes' shot was stopped by Clark. Bradley pulled in the rebound, however, and scored from the low slot.

In the 11th minute, Dan Correale (Prince George, British Columbia) led a 3-on-2 rush down the slot. He left a drop pass for Brett Pesce (Tarrytown, N.J.) and his wrister was snared by Marble.

The Wildcats netted goals 12 seconds apart - at 13:41 and 13:43 - to quickly build a 4-1 lead. Kelleher moved the puck from the top of the left circle across to the top-right wing, where Boyd's slap shot was tipped in front and into the cage by Poturalski. Eiserman, with the assistance of Kyle Smith (Lumberton, N.J.) and MacDonald, also scored from the top of the crease to create a three-goal margin.

With 5:17 remaining in the second stanza, a loose puck found the stick of the Tigers' Bradley in the slot and he blasted a one-timer that Clark steered away. One minute later, Charlie Taft slipped past the defense down the slot, but his point-blank shot was enveloped by Clark.

Both teams fired 14 shots in the middle frame.

Seven minutes into the third period, Teemu Kivihalme's slap shot from the inner left circle sailed over the crossbar.

UNH took a 5-1 lead at 9:38 when Kelleher started and finished the scoring sequence. Kelleher stole the puck behind the net and snapped a pass to the slot, where Marble stopped the initial shot by Warren Foegele (Unionville, Ontario) but Kelleher scored on the rebound.

Kivihalme scored 55 seconds later to once again pull the visitors within three goals, 5-2. Fejes moved the puck from the right corner to Bradley in the near circle. His diagonal pass found Kivihalme at the left doorstep and he upper-shelved the puck for the goal.

The Wildcats closed the scoring at 13:09 on Downing's goal set up by Matt Willows (Congers, N.Y.) and Pesce.

With 73 seconds left in the game, CC's Peter Maric walked out from the left corner toward the top of the crease, but his close-range backhander was blocked aside by Clark.

UNH tallied a 10-6 shot advantage in the final frame for the 34-24 overall edge. The 'Cats went 0-for-2 on the power play while CC was scoreless on four PPs.

New Hampshire returns to action Friday, Oct. 31 (7:30 p.m.) against Hockey East rival Northeastern University.