New Hampshire Falls To Yale, 4-2, At Ledyard Classic

Junior forward Frankie Cefalu scored a goal for the Wildcats
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
2nd 6:43  YAL1-0 PP Robbie DeMontis (2)Charlie Curti/2, Joe Snively/6
2nd 14:58  UNH1-1 EV Frankie Cefalu (2)Charlie Kelleher/9, Kohei Sato/1
3rd 10:22  YAL2-1 EV Dante Palecco (5)Ryan Hitchcock/8, Mitchell Smith/4
3rd 11:10  YAL3-1 EV GW Evan Smith (4) -
3rd 17:24  YAL4-1 EV EN Dante Palecco (6) -
3rd 17:50  UNH2-4 EV Richard Boyd (2)Liam Blackburn/9, Chris Miller/6
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Yale  0134
New Hampshire  0112
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Yale  16101541
New Hampshire  8101533
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Yale (6-8-0)  1/1 3/6 0
New Hampshire (9-9-1)  0/3 1/2 0
Yale Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Corbin Kaczperski (W, 1-1-0)60:002 891431
New Hampshire Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Daniel Tirone (L, 9-9-1)57:333 1691237
Empty Net2:271     

HANOVER, N.H. - Dante Palecco scored two goals for the Bulldogs as the No. 16 University of New Hampshire men's hockey team fell to Yale, 4-2, on Saturday afternoon at Thompson Arena at the Ledyard Classic.

Senior goalie Danny Tirone (Trumbull, Conn.) made 37 saves for the Wildcats, while junior forward Frankie Cefalu (Buffalo, N.Y.) and senior defenseman Richard Boyd (Delray Beach, Fla.) each scored a goal for UNH.


- The Wildcats will return to the Whittemore Center on Saturday, Jan. 6, to take on Brown at 7:00 p.m. The game will be "Youth Hockey Night" and there will be a hockey lace bracelet giveaway. Tickets can be purchased at the Whittemore Center Box Office, online at or by calling 603-862-4000.

Score: Yale 4, #16 New Hampshire 2
Records: UNH (9-9-1, 4-5-1 HEA); Yale (6-8-0, 4-6-0 ECAC)
Location: Hanover, N.H. (Thompson Arena)
Date: Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017
Time: 4:00 p.m.


- The first period went scoreless as Tirone made 16 saves to keep the Bulldogs off the scoreboard.

- Yale outshot UNH, 16-8, for the period.

- At 6:43 of the second period, Yale took a 1-0 lead with a power play goal. Robbie DeMontis redirected a shot by Charlie Curti for the goal.

- The Wildcats tied the game at 1-1 at 14:58 of the second period, when Cefalu fired a wrist shot from the left face-off circle on the glove side for his second goal of the season. Freshmen forwards Charlie Kelleher (Longmeadow, Mass.) and Kohei Sato (Nishitokyo, Japan) each posted an assist on the goal.

- Each team took 10 shots, while UNH went 0-1 on the man-advantage and Yale went 1-1.

- At 10:22 of the third period, Palecco scored on a rebound to give Yale a 2-1 advantage.

- Then just 48 seconds later, Evan Smith found the back of the net on a wrist shot from the slot for the 3-1 lead.

- At 17:24, Palecco scored an empty net goal as the Bulldogs took a 4-1 advantage.

- Just 26 seconds later, Boyd blasted a slap shot to the upper glove side corner of the net to make it a 4-2 game. Sophomore forward Liam Blackburn (Prince George, British Columbia) and junior forward Chris Miller (Windham, N.H.) each posted an assist.

- The Wildcats were unable to score again for the 4-2 final.


- Yale outshot UNH, 41-33.

- The Wildcats went 0-3 on the power play, while the Bulldogs went 1-1.

- Tirone made 37 saves, while Corbin Kaczperski posted 31.


- Sato posted his first collegiate point with an assist.

- Tirone is second all-time at UNH with 3,217 career saves. Kevin Regan (2005-2008) is ranked first with 3,235 saves. Tirone has played in 111 career games, which is second all-time in program history for a goalie. Regan holds the record with 112 games.