Junior forward Jonny Evans scored two goals for the Huskies
UConn Sweeps Weekend Series With 8-3 Win At New Hampshire
Junior forward Jonny Evans and fresman forward Hudson Schandor each scored two goals for the Huskies

DURHAM, N.H. - Senior forward Kohei Sato (Nishitokyo, Japan), freshman forward Nick Cafarelli (Middleton, Mass.) and junior defenseman Ryan Verrier (Reading, Mass.) all tallied two points, but the University of New Hampshire men's hockey team fell to UConn 8-3 at the Whittemore Center on Saturday evening. UConn's Jonny Evans and Hudson Schandor each scored two goals.

The Wildcats are now 3-7-1 (3-7-1 Hockey East), while the Huskies advance to 5-5-1 (5-5-1 Hockey East).


- The Wildcats are scheduled to face Northeastern on Friday, Jan. 22 at the Whittemore Center at 7:00 p.m. on College SportsLive, while the teams will meet at Matthews Arena on Saturday, Jan. 23.

Score: UConn 8, New Hampshire 3
Records: UNH (3-7-1, 3-7-1 HE), UConn (5-5-1, 5-5-1 HE)
Location: Durham, N.H. (Whittemore Center)
Date: Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021


- 3:53 into the first period UConn's Jonny Evans scored with a shot from the top of the crease to the upper glove side, which was assisted by Jachym Kondelik.

- UNH tied it up 14:36 into the first period. Sato sent a pass to Cafarelli at the bottom of the circle where he found the upper glove side corner of the net. Freshman defenseman Luke Reid (Warman, Saskatchewan) also assisted.

- UConn's Brian Rigali tipped in a shot right in front of the crease with 18:46 into the first period. Yan Kuznetsov and Marc Gatcomb both assisted.

- At 19:30 of the first period UNH tied up the score. Cafarellipassed to Verrier who took a wrist shot from the point that went five-hole to back of the net. Kohei Sato also added an assist.

- UConn's Ryan Wheeler scored from the point at 18:30 of the second period to give the Huskies a 3-2 lead. Jake Flynn and Brian Rigali posted assists.

- UConn's Carter Berger found Hudson Schandor at the point for a power play goal 19:16 into the second period to make the score 4-2. Artem Shlaine also tallied an assist.

- UConn outshot UNH in the second period by a 10-9 margin. UNH also went 0-2 on the power play, while UConn went 1-1.

- UConn scored on another power play at 13:04 into the third period to increase its lead to 5-2. Kondelik hit Evans at the top of a crease where he found the back of the net. An assist was also given to Vladislav Firstov.

- Schandor found the back of the net on a power play at 15:33 into the third period to make the score 6-2.

- UNH cut the UConn lead to 6-3 when junior forward Jackson Pierson (Zionsville, Ind.) knocked in the puck from crease off a rebound from Verrier at 16:38 of the third. Senior forward Patrick Grasso (Ankney, Iowa) also tallied an assist.

- UConn's John Spetz scored from the slot at 17:03 to increase the lead to 7-3.

- Then UConn's Ryan Tverberg found the back of the net at 18:18 for the 8-3 final.


- Junior Ty Taylor (Richmond, British Columbia) made 23 saves, while Tomas Vomacka made 21 saves to earn the win.

- UConn outshot UNH 31-24.

- The 'Cats went 0-4, while the Huskies went 4-7 on the power play.


- Cafarelli posted his first career goal and assist, making this his first multi-point game.

- Ryan Verrier scored his second goal of the season. He has two point and two assists for four points over the last two games. This was his second career multi-point game.

- Sato now has five career multi-point games.

Game Summary

Saturday, January 16, 2021

Game statistics
31 Shots 24
4 / 7 Power Plays 0 / 4
5 / 10 PIM 8 / 16
5-5-1 Records 3-7-1
UConn New Hampshire
Jonny Evans (5)
Nick Cafarelli (1)
Brian Rigali (2)
Filip Engarås (3)
Ryan Wheeler (1)
Hudson Schandor (2)
2nd/19:16.0 PP GW
Jonny Evans (6)
3rd/13:04 PP
Hudson Schandor (3)
3rd/15:33 PP
Jackson Pierson (4)
John Spetz (3)
Ryan Tverberg (1)
3rd/18:18 PP
UConn New Hampshire
Tomáš Vomáčka
59:41, 21 Saves, 3 GA
(W, 5-5-1)

Empty Net
0:19, 0 GA
Ty Taylor
60:00, 23 Saves, 8 GA
(L, 0-1-0)