Tirone Stops 25 Shots As New Hampshire Blanks Rensselaer, 5-0
Junior goaltender Daniel Tirone makes 25 saves for Wildcats

Junior goaltender Daniel Tirone made 25 saves for the Wildcats
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 5:17  UNH1-0 EV GW Chris Miller (1)Shane Eiserman/4, Matt Dawson/2
1st 10:03  UNH2-0 EV Tyler Kelleher (8)Matias Cleland/13, Michael McNicholas/6
3rd 7:42  UNH3-0 EV Liam Blackburn (4)Tyler Kelleher/16, Dylan Maller/5
3rd 17:00  UNH4-0 EV EN Dylan Maller (3)Anthony Wyse/2, Shane Eiserman/5
3rd 18:38  UNH5-0 EV Michael McNicholas (7)Jason Salvaggio/6
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Rensselaer  0000
New Hampshire  2035
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Rensselaer  3111125
New Hampshire  1491437
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Rensselaer (2-11-1)  0/3 5/10 0
New Hampshire (6-5-2)  0/5 4/8 0
Rensselaer Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Cam Hackett (L, 1-3-0)58:204 1291132
Empty Net1:401     
New Hampshire Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Daniel Tirone (W, 6-3-2)59:350 3111125
Empty Net0:250     

DURHAM, N.H. - Junior goaltender Daniel Tirone made 25 saves and five different Wildcats scored goals as New Hampshire shut out Rensselaer, 5-0, on Tuesday night at the Whittemore Center.


Date: November 22, 2016 (7:00 p.m.)
Score: New Hampshire 5, RPI 0
New Records: New Hampshire (6-5-2, 3-1-1 HE) // RPI (2-11-1, 1-5-0 ECAC)
Location: Whittemore Center Arena (Durham, N.H.)

Goal Scorers:

New Hampshire - Chris Miller(Eiserman, Dawson) - 5:17 - First Period // Tyler Kelleher (Cleland, McNicholas) - 10:03 - First Period // Liam Blackburn (Kelleher, Maller) - 7:42 - Third Period // Dylan Maller (Wyse, Eiserman) - 17:00 - Third Period // Michael McNicholas (Salvaggio) - 18:38 - Third Period

RPI - None

Goaltenders: UNH - Danny Tirone (6-3-2) - 25 saves (3 | 11 | 11) - 59:35 minutes; RPI - Cam Hackett (1-3-0) - 32 saves (12 | 9 | 11) - 58:20 minutes

Next Game // Next Home Game: Saturday, Nov. 26 vs. Cornell at Madison Square Garden (8 p.m.) // Friday, Dec. 2, 2016 vs. Maine (7:00 p.m.)


The Wildcats struck first just 5:17 into the first period as Granite State native Chris Miller(Windham, N.H.) recorded his first goal of the season. The play started with sophomore blueliner Matt Dawson (Delta, British Columbia) playing a puck into the neutral zone to junior Shane Eiserman (Newburyport, Mass.). Eiserman laid the puck off to Miller who made a move on an RPI defenseman and wristed a shot into the net.

Senior Tyler Kelleher (Longmeadow, Mass.) netted his eighth goal of the season at 10:03 of the first frame to give UNH a 2-0 lead. Junior Michael McNicholas (Manhattan Beach, Calif.) initiated the scoring play when he passed the puck to senior captain Matias Cleland (Longmont, Colo.) who left the puck to Kelleher. Kelleher ripped a laser past RPI netminder Cam Hackett into the net.

The Wildcats increase their lead to 3-0 at the 7:42 mark of the third period as freshman Liam Blackburn (Prince George, British Columbia) scored his fourth goal of the season. Senior Dylan Maller (Parkland, Fla.) sent a pass into the RPI zone that was received by Blackburn. He played the puck back to Kelleher who passed it back to Blackburn and in turn put the puck away into the net.

Maller notched his second point of the night with three minutes remaining in the third period with an empty net goal, shooting it nearly the length of the ice. Freshman Anthony Wyse (Newton, Mass.) received the puck from Eiserman along the boards and played it across the ice to Maller in the faceoff circle to the right of UNH netminder Danny Tirone (Trumbull, Conn.). Maller launched a shot all the way down the ice into the net.

The 'Cats added one more goal to the total to make it 5-0 after McNicholas registered his second point of the night at the 18:38 mark of the third. Classmate Jason Salvaggio (Hanson, Mass.) saucered a pass over to McNicholas who was to the left of Hackett. McNicholas one-timed his shot into the net for the goal.


New Hampshire: 4 penalties - 8 minutes
RPI: 5 penalties - 10 minutes


New Hampshire: 0-for-5
RPI: 0-for-3


Points: Dylan Maller (2), Michael McNicholas (2), Shane Eiserman (2), Tyler Kelleher (2)
Goals: Maller (1), McNicholas (1), Kelleher (1), Chris Miller (1), Liam Blackburn (1)
Assists: Eiserman (2)


Points: None
Goals: - None
Assists: - None