Four-Goal Third Period Lifts New Hampshire Past Vermont, 6-3
Freshman forward Andrew Poturalski scores two goals for Wildcats

Freshman forward Andrew Poturalski scored two goals for the Wildcats
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 13:25  UNH1-0 PP Andrew Poturalski (10)Tyler Kelleher/18, Matias Cleland/6
1st 17:38  UNH2-0 EV Andrew Poturalski (11)Tyler Kelleher/19, Cameron Marks/7
2nd 10:36  VER1-2 PP EA DP Mike Paliotta (8)Jake Fallon/12, Jonathan Turk/6
2nd 11:43  VER2-2 PP Kevin Irwin (5)Mike Stenerson/8, Colin Markison/14
2nd 15:10  VER3-2 PP Colin Markison (7)Nick Luukko/7, Mike Paliotta/19
3rd 6:33  UNH3-3 EV Matias Cleland (5)Jason Salvaggio/1, Michael McNicholas/3
3rd 12:09  UNH4-3 PP GW Casey Thrush (5)Warren Foegele/6, Brett Pesce/4
3rd 15:07  UNH5-3 EV Tyler Kelleher (12)Brett Pesce/5, Dan Correale/7
3rd 18:43  UNH6-3 EV EN Matt Willows (13)Casey Thrush/14, Matias Cleland/7
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
New Hampshire  2046
Vermont  0303
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
New Hampshire  741324
Vermont  518932
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
New Hampshire (10-16-2)  2/5 8/16 0
Vermont (16-10-2)  3/5 8/16 0
New Hampshire Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Daniel Tirone (W, 5-3-0)60:003 515929
Vermont Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Brody Hoffman (L, 11-4-2)57:375 54716
Mike Santaguida1:170 0022
Empty Net1:061     

BURLINGTON, Vt. - New Hampshire scored four unanswered goals in the third period and came back to beat 17th-ranked Vermont 6-3 in Hockey East action on Saturday night at Gutterson Fieldhouse.

The Catamounts dropped to 16-10-2 (8-7-1 HEA), while the Wildcats improved to 10-16-2 (5-10-1 HEA) as the teams split the weekend series.

Andrew Poturalski netted two goals in the first period to give UNH a 2-0 lead after 20 minutes. The freshman wristed a shot inside the right post through a screen at 13:25 to open the scoring on the power play. Poturalski then beat Brody Hoffman five-hole with a low shot from the right circle four minutes later at even strength.

Vermont began its comeback midway through the second period as Mike Paliotta sent a drive past Daniel Tirone glove side from the left half wall with a delayed penalty coming on UNH. Kevin Irwin finished off a triangle passing play in the slot on the ensuing power play, tucking a one-timer inside the left post from the slot.

The Catamounts took their first lead of the night on a two-man advantage with less than five minutes left in the middle frame. Colin Markison collected a pass from Nick Luukko in the low left circle before beating Tirone with a wrist shot blocker side for a 3-2 cushion.

UVM carried the lead into the third, but New Hampshire knotted the score just seconds after a power play expired at the 6:33 mark. Matias Cleland collected a faceoff win at the left point and fired a low slap shot off the right post far side.

Just past the 12-minute mark, Casey Thrush put the Wildcats back on top with a one-timer from the slot on the power play. Tyler Kelleher deked a backhand around Hoffman with five minutes to go for a 5-3 lead, and Matt Willows sealed the victory with an empty-netter at 18:43.

UVM out-shot 32-24, including an 18-4 edge in the second period. The Catamounts scored three power play goals in a game for just the second time this season.

Vermont travels to Conte Forum next weekend to face No. 11 Boston College on Friday (Feb. 13) at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday (Feb. 14) at 7 p.m. in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. Pre-game radio coverage begins 30 minutes prior to faceoff on WVMT 620-AM and, and pay-per-view video is also available at