Walsh Scores Twice As Massachusetts Tops New Hampshire, 6-4
Junior forward Shane Walsh scores two goals in third period for Minutemen

Junior forward Shane Walsh scored two goals for the Minutemen
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 1:22  UNH1-0 EV Andrew Poturalski (6)Matt Willows/9, Shane Eiserman/4
1st 12:01  UMA1-1 EV Riley McDougall (1)Keith Burchett/2, Brandon Montour/5
2nd 1:35  UMA2-1 EV Marc Hetnik (2)Patrick Lee/9, Dennis Kravchenko/11
2nd 8:06  UNH2-2 EV John Furgele (2)Casey Thrush/10, Tyler Kelleher/14
2nd 18:12  UMA3-2 EV Jake Horton (4)Dominic Trento/2, Frank Vatrano/8
3rd 7:54  UNH3-3 PP Tyler Kelleher (8)John Furgele/6, Grayson Downing/8
3rd 8:14  UMA4-3 EV Shane Walsh (6)Patrick Lee/10, Brennan Baxandall/4
3rd 10:32  UNH4-4 PP Casey Thrush (3)Tyler Kelleher/15, Harry Quast/2
3rd 14:29  UMA5-4 EV GW Shane Walsh (7)Frank Vatrano/9, Dennis Kravchenko/12
3rd 15:26  UMA6-4 PP Troy Power (4)Brandon Montour/6, Patrick Lee/11
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
New Hampshire  1124
Massachusetts  1236
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
New Hampshire  10101333
Massachusetts  116320
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
New Hampshire (7-12-2)  2/7 5/10 0
Massachusetts (7-15-0)  1/4 8/16 0
New Hampshire Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Adam Clark (L, 5-12-2)58:366 104014
Empty Net1:240     
Massachusetts Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Henry Dill (W, 7-8-0)60:004 991129

AMHERST, Mass. - In a nip and tuck Hockey East battle, UMass used late third period goals by junior Shane Walsh and redshirt senior Troy Power to best New Hampshire, 6-4 at the Mullins Center on Friday night. Following the win, the Minutemen improve to 7-15-0 overall, 2-10-0 in Hockey East, while the Wildcats fall to 7-12-2, 1-6-1 in league action.

Five players had multi-point nights for the Minutemen, led by freshman Patrick Lee's three assists and Walsh's pair of goals. It marked Lee's fifth multi-point game of the season and second career three-point effort, while Walsh posted his second multi-goal effort in the past three contests. The reigning Hockey East player of the Week has five goals over the past four games.

Redshirt sophomore Frank Vatrano, freshman Brandon Montour and freshman Dennis Kravchenko each contributed two assists apiece. Montour has seven points (1g, 6a) through seven games in his young collegiate career, including two multi-point performances.

Freshman Riley McDougall scored his first career goal and classmate Jake Horton contributed his fourth of the season, part of an 11-point night for UMass freshmen.

UNH started the evening with a 1-0 lead just 1:22 into the contest. Matt Willows dropped the puck off for Andrew Poturalski who wristed one past netminder Henry Dill from the top of the right faceoff circle. Shane Eiserman earned an assist, as well.

The Minutemen then tied the score at 1-1 at the 12:01 mark of the opening frame. Montour sent a behind the back pass to freshman Keith Burchett who fed McDougall on the opposite wing.

Early in the second period, UMass took the lead for the first time as sophomore Marc Hetnik tucked his second of the year past Adam Clark at the 1:35 mark that was set up by Lee and Kravchenko.

The Wildcats managed to pull level, however, 8:06 into the frame. John Furgele scored on the backhand in the slot on the rush from Casey Thrush and Tyler Kelleher.

Before the close of the period, though, the Minutemen climbed back on top, 3-2. Vatrano won the puck along the wall and sent it ahead to freshman Dominic Trento who set up Horton's one-timer at the 18:12 mark.

With the man advantage 7:54 into the third, UNH tied the score at 3-3. Fugele and Grayson Downing found Tyler Kelleher down low for his eighth of the season, beginning a stretch of five goals in a span of seven minutes, 32 seconds for the two teams.

Walsh answered to put UMass in front, 4-3 only 20 seconds later. Lee and sophomore Brennan Baxandall earned assists on the play.

Another Wildcats power-play goal leveled things once more, 4-4, at the 10:32 mark. Thrush scored down low from Kelleher and Harry Quast.

However, Walsh again regained the lead for the Minutemen with his second of the period at 14:29 from Vatrano and Kravcheno.

UMass then added an important insurance tally at the 15:26 mark as Power redirected in a Montour shot from the point on the power play. Lee earned his third helper of the night on the goal, as well.

New Hampshire out-shot the Minutemen, 33-20 on the night and went 2-for-7 on the power play, while UMass was 1-for-4. Dill totaled 29 stops and collected the win (7-8-0) for the Minutemen and Clark turned aside 14 in net for the Wildcats.

The teams will be back in action tomorrow night, Saturday, Jan. 17, in Durham, N.H., for a 6:30 p.m. contest that will be televised nationally on NBC Sports Network.