|1st||19:40||UNH||1-0||PP||Grayson Downing (1)||Dan Correale/2|
|2nd||3:32||UNH||2-0||EV GW||Shane Eiserman (1)||Collin MacDonald/1|
|2nd||9:31||UNH||3-0||EV||Brett Pesce (1)||Tyler Kelleher/1, Andrew Poturalski/1|
|2nd||18:40||UNH||4-0||EV||Dan Correale (1)||Grayson Downing/2, Dylan Maller/1|
|3rd||8:38||UNH||5-0||EV||Andrew Poturalski (1)||Brett Pesce/1, Warren Foegele/1|
|3rd||16:12||MIC||1-5||EV||Alex Kile (1)||Zach Werenski/2, Zach Hyman/1|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|New Hampshire (1-1-0)||1/2||3/6||0|
|New Hampshire Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Adam Clark (W, 1-1-0)||60:00||1||11||8||6||25|
|Zach Nagelvoort (L, 0-2-0)||60:00||5||6||10||14||30|
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - The University of New Hampshire men's hockey team defeated the No. 10 University of Michigan by a score of 5-1 Friday night at Yost Arena in Ann Arbor, Mich. Four skaters tallied multiple points in the game.
The win improves the Wildcats to 1-1-0 on the young season as the Wolverines fall to 0-2-0. Freshman netminder Adam Clark (Sherwood Park, Alberta) made 25 saves on 26 shots for his first career win.
Scoring goals for UNH were Grayson Downing (Abbottsford, British Columbia), Shane Eiserman (Newburyport, Mass.), Brett Pesce (Tarrytown, N.Y.), Dan Correale (Prince George, British Columbia) and Andrew Poturalski (Williamsville, N.Y.).
Downing got the Wildcats on the board in the first period with a power play goal, his first goal of the season. Michigan's Zach Hyman went to the box with 1:25 left in the frame. After controlling the puck in the Michigan zone, Downing sent a shot on goal that Zach Nagelvoort saved. Junior Correale shoved a shot on net that Nagelvoort saved again. With the puck lost in the scramble in front of the net, Downing found it and buried it into the goal.
Through the first period, freshman netminder Clark came up with 11 saves on each of the 11 shots he faced, including seven shots on power plays. Nagelvoort made saves on six shots.
Early in the second period, Eiserman gave UNH a 2-0 lead with his first career goal. The play started when linemate Collin MacDonald (West Mildford, N.J.) slung a pass across the ice in the Michigan zone to Eiserman. Eiserman controlled the puck and sent a blast on net that beat Nagelvoort up high.
Still in the second with 10:29 remaining, Pesce scored his first goal of the season on a rip from the slot. Poturalski saucered a puck to linemate Tyler Kelleher (Longmeadow, Mass.) up the right side of the ice. Kelleher placed a puck on the stick of Pesce in stride who then carried it in and fired his shot.
Correale got his second point of the night with his first goal of the season with 1:20 remaining in the second period. The play started as senior captain Matt Willows (Congers, N.Y.) made an extra effort to beat the Michigan defenseman to the puck and play it to sophomore Dylan Maller (Parkland, Fla.) at the blueline. Maller sent the puck in and senior Downing knocked it down to Correale. Correale fired a shot was initially saved by Nagelvoort, but Correale remained persistent and jammed the puck into the back of the net. The play was initially reviewed as to whether the puck did cross the line, and the call on the ice was confirmed.
Meanwhile, Clark remained a wall in net as he had denied all 19 shots he faced through the first two periods of play. Four of his eight saves in the period came from just outside of the crease.
With 11:22 left in the third period, Poturalski got his second point of the night with his first career goal. Freshman Warren Foegele (Unionville, Ontario) played a pass over to Pesce who gathered the puck just inside the blueline, faked a shot and then fired one off the boards behind the net. Poturalski tracked the puck and played a one-time shot off the bounce into the open net as Nagelvoort was recovering. UNH held a 5-0 lead after the play.
Michigan got on the board at the 16:12 mark of the third period on a tipped shot in front of the net. Zach Hyman played the puck over to Zach Werenski at the blueline in the UNH zone. Werenski fired a shot at the net that Alex Kile redirected into the back of the net.
At the end of the third period, UNH defeated Michigan, 5-1. The Wildcats held a 35-26 advantage in the game. The Wildcats took advantage of power play opportunities, converting 1-of-2. Michigan was held scoreless in power play opportunities, going 0-for-2.
The Wildcats wrap up the weekend series Saturday night at Yost. Puck drop is set for 7:35 p.m. For more information on men's hockey, visit www.UNHWildcats.com.