UConn Scores Twice In Third Period To Defeat UMass Lowell, 2-1
Junior goaltender Rob Nichols stops 30 shots - including penalty shot - for Huskies

Junior goaltender Rob Nichols made 30 saves for the Huskies
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
2nd 19:55  UML1-0 PP Adam Chapie (8)Dylan Zink/5, Michael Kapla/8
3rd 8:34  CON1-1 EV Shawn Pauly (2)David Drake/3, Miles Gendron/2
3rd 13:03  CON2-1 PP GW Tage Thompson (7)Maxim Letunov/11, Shawn Pauly/5
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Connecticut  0022
UMass Lowell  0101
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Connecticut  4101933
UMass Lowell  1410731
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Connecticut (5-10-0)  1/6 5/10 0
UMass Lowell (10-3-4)  1/4 7/22 0
Connecticut Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Rob Nichols (W, 5-9-0)59:531 149730
Empty Net0:070     
UMass Lowell Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Kevin Boyle (L, 10-3-4)58:292 4101731
Empty Net1:310     

LOWELL, Mass. - The No. 5 UMass Lowell Hockey team fell to UConn, 2-1, in Hockey East action on Saturday afternoon in front of 5,216 fans at the Tsongas Center.

The River Hawks fall to 10-3-4 (6-2-3 HEA) with the loss, while the Huskies improve to 5-10-0 overall and 3-7-0 in league play.

Junior forward Adam Chapie (Oxford, Mich.) got the River Hawks on the board first on the power play with his eighht goal of the season with five seconds left in the second period. Chapie got the feed on a cross slot pass from junior defenseman Dylan Zink (Madison, Wis.) and beat UConn goalie Rob Nichols with a backdoor tally.

The Huskies scored both of their goals in the third period as Shawn Pauly's second goal of the season tied the game at 1-1 at 8:34 and Tage Thompson tallied his seventh of the season less than five minutes later at 13:03 to earn the weekend sweep for UConn.

The teams skated to a scoreless first period and the River Hawks outshot UConn, 14-4 in the opening frame.

UConn outshot UMass Lowell, 33-31 for the game, which included a 19-7 shot advantage in the third period.

Nichols made 30 saves in his fifth win of the season, while senior goaltender Kevin Boyle (Manalapan, N.J.) stopped 31 shots by the Huskies.

UMass Lowell returns to action on Monday, December 28th against ECAC foe Clarkson at the Three River Classic at the CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pa. Game time is 4:30 p.m.