|1st||1:13||UNH||1-0||EV||Dan Correale (2)||Tyler Kelleher/3, Andrew Poturalski/4|
|1st||4:39||UMA||1-1||EV||Ryan Badger (1)||Keith Burchett/1, Patrick Lee/2|
|1st||18:22||UNH||2-1||EV||Andrew Poturalski (2)||Tyler Kelleher/4, Richard Boyd/1|
|1st||18:39||UNH||3-1||PP||Dan Correale (3)||Andrew Poturalski/5, Tyler Kelleher/5|
|2nd||4:04||UNH||4-1||EV||Collin MacDonald (1)||-|
|2nd||11:57||UNH||5-1||EV||Dan Correale (4)||Andrew Poturalski/6, Tyler Kelleher/6|
|2nd||14:55||UNH||6-1||EV||Chris Miller (1)||Shane Eiserman/3, Dylan Maller/1|
|2nd||16:25||UMA||2-6||EV||Ray Pigozzi (2)||Steven Iacobellis/4, Marc Hetnik/2|
|3rd||3:03||UMA||3-6||EV||Anthony Petrella (1)||Kurt Keats/1, Callum Fryer/2|
|3rd||8:06||UMA||4-6||EV||Dennis Kravchenko (5)||Austin Plevy/4|
|3rd||14:48||UMA||5-6||PP||Shane Walsh (4)||Dennis Kravchenko/5, Ben Gallacher/3|
|3rd||17:20||UMA||6-6||PP GT||Dominic Trento (2)||Maddison Smiley/1, Ivan Chukarov/1|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||OT||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|New Hampshire (1-2-1)||1/6||6/12||0|
|New Hampshire Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||OT||Saves|
|Daniel Tirone (T, 1-2-1)||64:49||6||13||7||5||1||26|
|Nic Renyard (T, 1-0-1)||30:05||0||0||3||3||2||8|
AMHERST, Mass. - Massachusetts hockey scored five unanswered goals, including four in the third period, to rally for a 6-6 tie against New Hampshire on Friday night at the Mullins Center. Following the contest, which was the Hockey East opener for both squads, the Minutemen remain undefeated at 3-0-1 (0-0-1 HEA), while the Wildcats move to 1-2-1 (0-0-1 HEA) on the year.
Sixteen UMass players combined for the team's 17 points in the contest, including six different goal scorers. Sophomore Dennis Kravchenko registered his third multi-point game of the season with a goal and an assist, while freshman Ryan Badger netted his first collegiate goal and classmates Kurt Keats and Ivan Chukarov added helpers for their first career points. Sophomore Dominic Trento (1g), senior Shane Walsh (1g) and juniors Ray Pigozzi (1g) and Steven Iacobellis (1a) all extended their point-scoring streaks to four straight games, as well.
New Hampshire opened the scoring just 1:13 into the contest, capitalizing on a UMass turnover. Tyler Kelleher connected with Dan Correale on the odd-man rush to put the Wildcats on the board.
The Minutemen responded at the 4:39 mark as Patrick Lee won the puck deep in the UNH zone and found Keith Burchett in the slot. Burchett tapped the puck over to Badger at the doorstep to knot things up at 1-1.
However, shortly after Badger came within inches of his second of the night, the Wildcats pulled back in front with two tallies just 17 seconds apart. Andrew Poturalski's shot from the right faceoff circle found its way past UMass netminder Henry Dill at the 18:22 mark with assists going to Kelleher and Richard Boyd.
Then at 18:39, Correale followed up with his second goal of the evening on the power play from Poturalski and Kelleher.
UNH widened the gap with a three-goal second period. Colin MacDonald added the Wildcats' fourth of the night from the slot at 4:04. Corereale completed his hat trick 11:57 into the stanza and Chris Miller made it a 6-1 margin with his tally at the 14:55 mark.
The Minutemen took one of the goals back late in the frame as Iacobellis picked up a rebound off a Marc Hetnik shot and set up Pigozzi at the back post 16:25 into the second.
UMass continued its trend of strong third period play this season, out-scoring the Wildcats 4-0 in the final frame. Sophomore Anthony Petrella crashed the net for his first of the year at the 3:03 mark to bring the score to 6-3.
Kravchenko later made it a two-goal game 8:06 into the third, rocketing a long-range shot under the crossbar after receiving the puck from Plevy.
Walsh netted his fourth of the season to make it a one-goal margin from Kravchenko and senior Ben Gallacher on the power play at 14:48.
Trento then completed the comeback with his power-play goal on a redirected shot from the point by sophomore Maddison Smiley 17:20 into the period.
UMass ended the night with a 32-25 shot advantage and went 2-for-5 on the power play, while UNH was 1-for-6 with the man advantage. Freshman Nic Renyard (1-0-1) made eight saves in relief of Dill, who had 11 stops over the first 34:55 of the contest.
The Minutemen will return to action next Friday, Oct. 30, when the squad will open up the Capital City Classic in Trenton, N.J., with a non-conference matchup against Maine at 4:30 p.m.