|1st||4:25||UNI||1-0||PP||Spencer Foo (2)||Brett Supinski/2|
|1st||9:13||UNH||1-1||EV||Dan Correale (5)||Tyler Kelleher/7, Cameron Marks/3|
|1st||15:37||UNI||2-1||EV||Ryan Scarfo (3)||Connor Light/2, Noah Henry/3|
|2nd||5:06||UNH||2-2||EV||Maxim Gaudreault (4)||-|
|2nd||10:48||UNH||3-2||EV GW||Tyler Kelleher (3)||Andrew Poturalski/7, Dan Correale/2|
|3rd||0:59||UNH||4-2||PP||Andrew Poturalski (3)||Tyler Kelleher/8, Matias Cleland/3|
|3rd||18:00||UNH||5-2||EV EN||Richard Boyd (1)||Chris Miller/1, Cameron Marks/4|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|New Hampshire (2-2-1)||1/7||4/8||0|
|New Hampshire Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Adam Clark (W, 1-0-0)||60:00||2||7||15||12||34|
|Jake Kupsky (L, 1-1-0)||59:45||4||11||6||6||23|
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. - The University of New Hampshire men's hockey team defeated 18th-ranked Union College Saturday night by a score of 5-2 at Messa Rink.
With the win, the Wildcats improve to 2-2-1 overall while the Dutchmen suffered their first loss of the season and fall to 2-1-3. Seniors Dan Correale (Prince George, British Columbia) and Maxim Gaudreault (Annapolis, Md.), junior Tyler Kelleher (Longmeadow, Mass.) and sophomores Andrew Poturalski (Williamsville, N.Y.) and Richard Boyd (Delray Beach, Fla.) each scored for the 'Cats. Correale's goal was his fourth in the past two games while Boyd's was the first of his career.
With the Wildcats shorthanded after a cross checking penalty on junior blueliner Matias Cleland (Longmont, Colo.), the Dutchmen took a 1-0 lead with a power play goal by Spencer Foo at the 4:25 mark of the first. Brett Supinski tallied the assist on the play as he sent a pass back to Foo at the blueline. Foo fired a slap shot that beat UNH netminder Adam Clark (Sherwood Park, Alberta) in the top corner.
The Wildcats were quick to respond with a goal by Correale at the 9:13 mark of the first. It was his fourth goal in the last two games after recording a hat trick at UMass the night before. Kelleher played a pass to sophomore blueliner Cameron Marks (North Vancouver, British Columbia). Marks found Correale in front of the net who in turn put the puck away.
Union regained the lead at 15:37 of the first when Ryan Scarfo made it a 2-1 game. Sebastian Vidmar played the puck into the UNH zone to Connor Light who fired a shot at the Wildcat net. The puck took a deflection over to Scarfo who was waiting on the back door as he fired a shot into the net.
At the end of the first period, the Dutchmen held a 2-1 lead.
At 5:06 of the second period, Gaudreault netted his fourth goal of the season on a delayed penalty call to tied the game. After a Union shot that was saved by Clark, the rebound caromed out to the neutral zone and was picked up by Gaudreault who skated into the Union zone alone. He juked Kupsky, skated across the crease and popped the puck into the net.
Kelleher gave the Wildcats a 3-2 lead at 10:48 of the second period with his third goal of the season. Correale set up the play by sending a pass to Poturalski down on the redline to the right of Kupsky. Poturalski held the puck and then found Kelleher on the backdoor who one-timed Poturalski's pass into the net.
Poturalski gave the Wildcats a 4-2 advantage with 19:01 left in the third period with his third point of the night. Cleland started the play with a pass to Correale in the Union zone. Correale played a pass to Poturalski in the faceoff circle to the right of Kupsky. After getting Kupsky to commit to the puck, Poturalski wristed it over him and into the net for the score.
The Wildcats capped off the scoring with an empty net goal by Boyd with two minutes left in the game. Marks earned his second assist of the game as he started the play by sending the puck up to freshman Chris Miller (Windham, N.H.). Miller fired the puck over Boyd along the boards who found the back of the net from the blueline.
At the end of the game, the Wildcats downed the Dutchmen, 5-2. Clark earned the win in his first start of the season as he made a career-high 34 saves, including 15 in the second and 12 in the third. Kupsky got the loss for Union as he allowed four goals on 27 shots faced.
The Wildcats are back in action on Saturday, Oct. 31 as they face Hockey East foe Merrimack College at Lawler Rink. Puck drop is set for 7 p.m.