Sophomore forward Aidan McDonough scored a hat trick for the Huskies
McDonough Hat Trick Leads Northeastern Past New Hampshire, 6-2
Sophomore forward Aidan McDonough scored a hat trick for the Huskies

DURHAM, N.H. - Aidan McDonough had a hat trick, Zach Solow added three assists and Michael Kesselring had two goals to lead the No. 18 Huskies (7-5-2) in a 6-2 win over New Hampshire (5-11-2) on Friday night inside the Whittemore Center. This is the first hat trick for Northeastern since Tyler Madden vs. Maine last season (11/22/19).

All three of McDonough's goals were on the power play and he's the first Northeastern player to accomplish this feat since Cody Ferriero at Harvard (12/29/12). McDonough now has six goals on the season. Solow's three points put him at 97 for his career as he inches closer in becoming the 53rd Northeastern player to reach 100 career points. He leads the Huskies with 17 points. Kesselring had his first multi-goal game of his career while Jordan Harris had two assists along with Grant Jozefek and Matt DeMelis. Riley Hughes left the ice with a goal and assist and Dylan Jackson and Tyler Spott each tallied one helper.

Connor Murphy stopped 21 for his seventh career win. Northeastern's top-ranked power play stayed hot scoring on four-of-six chances, while the Huskies third ranked penalty kill in Hockey East was perfect stopping all four New Hampshire power plays.

Northeastern will host New Hampshire tomorrow night to complete the home-and-home series at 6 p.m. inside Matthews Arena. Saturday's game will be televised on NESN+ and can be heard on 98.5 The Sports Hub (HD2).

Game Summary

Friday, February 12, 2021

Game statistics
23 Shots 23
4 / 6 Power Plays 0 / 4
5 / 10 PIM 8 / 27
7-5-2 Records 5-11-2
Northeastern New Hampshire
Patrick Grasso (6)
Aidan McDonough (4)
1st/15:42 PP
Riley Hughes (6)
Benton Maass (2)
Michael Kesselring (2)
2nd/15:12  GW
Aidan McDonough (5)
2nd/17:10 PP
Aidan McDonough (6)
3rd/10:15 PP
Michael Kesselring (3)
3rd/14:49 PP
Northeastern New Hampshire
Connor Murphy
59:17, 21 Saves, 2 GA
(W, 7-5-2)

Empty Net
0:43, 0 GA
Mike Robinson
40:00, 6 Saves, 4 GA
(L, 4-10-2)

Ty Taylor
20:00, 11 Saves, 2 GA