DURHAM, N.H. - Junior forward Angus Crookshank (North Vancouver, British Columbia) scored four goals on Saturday including the overtime winner as the University of New Hampshire men's hockey team defeated No. 20 UMass Lowell, in a 7-6 overtime thriller at the Whittemore Center. Crookshank also tallied an assist for a five-point night.
With the Wildcats trailing 6-3 in third period, UNH rallied with four consecutive goals to record their third overtime win of the season and pick up two Hockey East points. The Wildcats went 3-5 on the power play and junior forward Filip Engarås (Stockholm, Sweden) scored a shorthanded goal.
Sophomore defenseman Kalle Eriksson (Leksand, Sweden), senior forward Patrick Grasso (Ankeny, Iowa) and junior forward Jackson Pierson (Zionsville, Ind.) each posted three points. Eriksson and Grasso tallied one goal and two assists, while Pierson posted three assists.
The Wildcats are now 5-10-2 (5-10-2 Hockey East), while UMass Lowell falls to 3-5-0 (3-5-0 Hockey East). UNH took five of out of a possible six Hockey East points this weekend as the Wildcats also defeated the River Hawks 2-1 on Friday in regulation.
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Score: New Hampshire 7, #20 UMass Lowell 6
Records: UNH (5-10-2, 5-10-2 HE), #20 UMass Lowell (3-5-0, 3-5-0 HE)
Location: Durham, N.H. (Whittemore Center)
Date: Friday, Feb. 6, 2021
BEYOND THE BOXSCORE
- The last time a UNH player scored four goals was when Grasso netted four versus Merrimack on Oct. 29, 2016.
- The last time a Wildcat recorded five points was Kevin Goumas with three goals and two assists versus Denver on Nov. 24, 2012.
- Crookshank has four career overtime goals which are second in the nation by active players.
- Grasso now has 94 career points with 47 goals and 47 assists. His 47 career goals are tied for fifth in the nation by active players.
- Engarås has two shorthanded goals this season which are tied for second in the nation.
- With yesterday's 2-1 win at UMass Lowell and the 4-3 overtime win at No. 2 Boston College on Jan. 8, UNH now has three wins over a nationally ranked opponent this season.
- The Wildcats are 3-2-2 in overtime this season.
- UNH is now 65-45-18 all-time versus the River Hawks and 26-13-4 at the Whittemore Center.
- At 9:37 into the first period Reid Stefanson found Chase Blackmun at the top of the faceoff circle where he buried it in the back of the net to give UML an early lead
- Crookshank then ripped home a shot from the slot off a rebound from freshman defenseman Luke Reid (Warman, Saskatchewan) at 14:59 in the first to tie the contest 1-1.
- With UML leading 2-1 after a goal by Lucas Condotta, Engarås scored a shorthanded goal with a backhander from in front of the crease. Junior forward Tyler Ward (Kamloops, British Columbia) posted an assist tying the game 2-2.
- The River Hawks then went out to a 4-2 advantage with goals by Andre Lee and Reid Stefanson.
- At 17:06, Eriksson hit a one-timer at the top of the point where Crookshank tipped the puck from in front of the crease to the back of the net while on the power play cutting UMass Lowell's lead to 4-3.
- The River Hawks scored the first two goals of the third period to move out to a 6-3 advantage as Lee and Zach Kaiser each found the back of the net.
- Junior goalie Ty Taylor (Richmond, British Columbia) replaced senior Mike Robinson (Bedford, N.H.) in net at 6:00 into the third.
- Eriksson made it a 6-4 game when he sent a wrist shot from the top of the point to the upper glove side at 6:34 for the power play goal.
- At 8:14, Pierson found Grasso on the power play and he the blasted the puck to the back of the net from the faceoff circle making the score 6-5.
- At 11:52, Crookshank dangled around defenders and hit a wrist shot in front of the crease to tie the game 6-6 for his first collegiate hat-trick.
Just 17 seconds after overtime started, Crookshank went on a breakaway and blasted a shot to the upper glove side for the win.
- Robinson tallied 20 saves, while junior Ty Taylor made three saves and recorded his first win of the season, while Owen Savory tallied 22 saves.
- UNH and UMass Lowell both had 29 shots.
- UNH went 3-5 on power play, while UMass Lowell went 1-5.