|1st||7:43||UNH||1-0||EV||Dan Correale (10)||Matias Cleland/10|
|1st||9:50||UNH||2-0||EV||Andrew Poturalski (15)||John Furgele/7, Frankie Cefalu/1|
|1st||11:13||UNH||3-0||EV||Andrew Poturalski (16)||Matias Cleland/11, Marcus Vela/3|
|1st||12:13||UNH||4-0||EV GW||Maxim Gaudreault (8)||Kyle Smith/6, Tyler Kelleher/22|
|1st||15:09||DAR||1-4||PP||Grant Opperman (1)||Josh Hartley/1, Nick Bligh/1|
|1st||16:44||DAR||2-4||EV||Corey Kalk (4)||Kyle Nickerson/2, Troy Crema/6|
|2nd||13:09||UNH||5-2||PP||Maxim Gaudreault (9)||Tyler Kelleher/23, Ara Nazarian/5|
|3rd||11:13||UNH||6-2||EV||Jamie Hill (2)||Shane Eiserman/6, John Furgele/8|
|3rd||15:24||DAR||3-6||EV||Connor Yau (1)||Alex Jasiek/1, Nick Bligh/2|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|New Hampshire (6-6-4)||1/4||2/4||0|
|Devin Buffalo (L, 1-2-1)||12:13||4||2||0||0||2|
|New Hampshire Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Daniel Tirone (W, 4-6-4)||54:10||2||8||3||6||17|
DURHAM, N.H. - The University of New Hampshire men's hockey team powered past Dartmouth College by a score of 6-3 Friday night at the Whittemore Center. Sophomore Andrew Poturalski (Williamsville, N.Y.) and Maxim Gaudreault (Annapolis, Md.) each scored a pair of goals for the Wildcats while senior Dan Correale (Prince George, British Columbia) and junior Jamie Hill (Glassboro, N.J.) scored the other goals for UNH.
The Wildcats improve to 6-6-4 on the year while the Big Green fall to 3-7-1. UNH outshot Dartmouth by a tally of 25-23 and went 1-for-4 on the power play while DC was 1-for-2.
Correale got the Wildcats on the board at the 7:43 mark of the first period with a wraparound goal. The play started when sophomore blueliner John Furgele (Glen Mills, Pa.) forced a turnover in the Wildcat zone and junior Matias Cleland (Longmont, Colo.) picked up the puck. He played a pass to Correale in the neutral zone who blazed his way past the Dartmouth defense, skated around the net, and buried his shot.
Poturalski netted his first of two goals in the first period at 9:50 to extend the Wildcats' lead to 2-0. Freshman Frankie Cefalu (Buffalo, N.Y.) played the puck to Furgele at the point. Furgele played a pass into the middle to Poturalski who ripped a wrister into the goal. The sophomore notched his second goal of the game at 11:13 with a heads up rebound play. Cleland garnered his second assist of the night as he fired a shot in on net that deflected off freshman Marcus Vela (Burnaby, British Columbia) and hit the post. Poturalski snared the rebound and put it in the back of the net.
Gaudreault gave UNH a 4-0 lead just one minute later with his seventh goal of the season. Junior Tyler Kelleher (Longmeadow, Mass.) slid a pass to senior Kyle Smith (Lumberton, N.J.) in Dartmouth territory. Smith played the puck to Gaudreault who was streaking in on Dartmouth netminder Devin Buffalo's right. Gaudreault unleashed a shot on net that honed into the back of the net.
The Big Green got on the board at 15:09 with a power play goal by Grant Opperman. Nick Bligh got the secondary assist on the play as he played a pass to Josh Hartley. Hartley found Opperman who in turn found the back of the net. They cut the lead to 4-2 at 16:44 of the first with a goal by Corey Kalk. Troy Crema got the secondary assist while Kyle Nickerson was issued the primary assist.
At the end of the first period, the Wildcats held a 4-2 lead. Buffalo was pulled after 12:13 of play after allowing four goals on six shots faced. Charles Grant came in for 7:47 of relief. UNH netminder Danny Tirone (Trumbull, Conn.) made eight saves on 10 shots faced in the frame.
Gaudreault notched his second of the night at 13:09 of the second period with a power play goal during 5-on-3 play. Freshman Ara Nazarian (Boxford, Mass.) gained control of the puck behind the redline along the boards and dished it over to Kelleher. Kelleher found Gaudreault in the faceoff circle to the right of Grant who blasted a one-timer to the top corner of the net.
With two periods in the books, the Wildcats held a 5-2 advantage. Tirone made three saves on three shots faced in the second period to bring his total to 11 on the night. Grant made seven saves in the second period on eight shots faced.
Hill tallied his second goal of the season in the third period at the 11:13 mark of the third period with a one-time shot. Furgele played a pass up ice to Shane Eiserman (Newburyport, Mass.) who found Hill in the slot. Hill played a one-timer past Grant and into the net.
With 5:48 left in the third period, senior netminder Jamie Regan (Chagrin Falls, Ohio) came in for Tirone. The Big Green cut UNH's lead in half to 6-3 at 15:24 of the third period on a rip by Connor Yau. Nick Bligh won a faceoff back to Alex Jasiek at the point who played a pass to Yau. He fired a wrister that hit the post and bounced into the net.
As the clock expired, the Wildcats emerged with a 6-3 win. Tirone got the win in net as he made 17 saves on 19 shots faced in net. His record improves to 4-6-4. Regan made three saves on four shots faced in relief. Grant made 17 saves on 19 shots faced.
The Wildcats return to action on Tuesday, Dec. 29 as they play the University of Maine at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland, Maine at 7 p.m. They play the Black Bears the following night at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, N.H. at 7:30 p.m.