Kelleher's Five Points Send New Hampshire Past Massachusetts, 6-2
Senior forward Tyler Kelleher post goal and four assists for Wildcats

Senior forward Tyler Kelleher had a goal and four assists for the Wildcats
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 1:41  UNH1-0 EV Patrick Grasso (10)Brendan van Riemsdyk/6, Liam Blackburn/4
1st 13:03  UMA1-1 EV Ivan Chukarov (1)Dominic Trento/7, Jake McLaughlin/3
1st 16:26  UNH2-1 EV Jason Salvaggio (6)Tyler Kelleher/12, Cameron Marks/3
1st 18:01  UMA2-2 EV Austin Plevy (3)Kurt Keats/3, Ryan Badger/1
2nd 5:08  UNH3-2 EV GW Jason Salvaggio (7)Matias Cleland/11, Tyler Kelleher/13
2nd 7:26  UNH4-2 PP Michael McNicholas (6)Tyler Kelleher/14, Matias Cleland/12
2nd 14:02  UNH5-2 PP Tyler Kelleher (7)Patrick Grasso/8, Jason Salvaggio/5
3rd 2:56  UNH6-2 EV Jamie Hill (1)Tyler Kelleher/15, Dylan Maller/4
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Massachusetts  2002
New Hampshire  2316
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Massachusetts  10101737
New Hampshire  88521
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Massachusetts (3-6-1)  0/5 4/8 0
New Hampshire (5-5-2)  2/3 6/12 0
Massachusetts Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Nic Renyard (L, 1-4-0)40:005 65011
Alex Wakaluk20:001 0044
New Hampshire Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Daniel Tirone (W, 5-3-2)60:002 8101735

DURHAM, N.H. - Senior forward Tyler Kelleher scored a goal and handed out four assists to lead New Hampshire to Friday evening's 5-2 win against Massachusetts at the Whittemore Center.


Date: November 18, 2016 (7:00 p.m.)
Score: New Hampshire 6, Massachusetts 2
New Records: New Hampshire (5-5-2, 3-1-1 HE) // Massachusetts (3-6-1, 1-4-1)
Location: Whittemore Center Arena (Durham, N.H.)

Goal Scorers:

New Hampshire - Patrick Grasso (van Riemsdyk, Blackburn) - 1:41 - First Period // Jason Salvaggio (Kelleher, Marks) - 16:26 - First Period // Salvaggio (Cleland, Kelleher) - 5:08 - Second Period // Michael McNicholas (Kelleher, Cleland) - 7:26 - Second Period (ppg) // Tyler Kelleher (Grasso, Salvaggio) - 14:02 - Second Period (ppg) // Jamie Hill(Kelleher, Maller) - 2:56 - Third Period

Massachusetts - Ivan Chukarov (Trento, McLaughlin) - 13:03 - First Period // Austin Plevy (Keats, Badger) - 18:01 - First Period

Goaltenders: UNH - Danny Tirone (5-3-2) - 35 saves (8 | 10 | 17);Massachusetts - Nic Renyard (1-4-0) (40 Minutes) - 11 saves (6 | 5);Alex Wakaluk (ND) (20 minutes) - 4 saves in third period


The Wildcats struck first with a goal at 1:41 of the first period by freshman Patrick Grasso (Ankeny, Iowa), his tenth of the season. Classmate Liam Blackburn (Prince George, British Columbia) started the play by winning a faceoff over to van Riemsdyk. He redirected the puck to Grasso who ripped a wrister past UMass goalie Nic Renyard into the net. UMass tied the game at 13:03 of the first with a goal by Ivan Chukarov, Jake McLaughlin set the play up with the secondary assist while Dominic Trento garnered the primary assist.

UNH took a 2-0 lead at 16:26 of the first frame when junior Jason Salvaggio (Hanson, Mass.) lit the lamp for the sixth time this season and first of the night. Senior Tyler Kelleher (Longmeadow, Mass.) recorded his first of four assists on the play while Cameron Marks (North Vancouver, British Columbia) notched his third assist of the year. The Minutemen tied the game again at 18:01 of the first with a goal by Austin Plevy. Kurt Keats dished it to Plevy for the primary assist while Ryan Badger started the play for the secondary assist.

Salvaggio scored his second goal of the game at 5:08 of the second period which would be the first of four unanswered goals for UNH. Kelleher initiated the play over to senior captain Matias Cleland(Longmont, Colo.). Cleland fired a shot that Renyard saved, but Salvaggio found the rebound and buried it in the net. Junior Michael McNicholas (Manhattan Beach, Calif.) gave UNH their first of two power play tallies on the night and a 4-2 lead at 7:26 of the second period. Cleland made a pass to Kelleher who saucered the pcuk across the face of the net to McNicholas on the other side. He ripped a shot into the net.

Kelleher recorded his fourth point of the night and seventh goal of the year at 14:02 of the second period. McNicholas flung a pass into the slot that Salvaggio redirected to Grasso. He left the puck for Kelleher to bury into the net. The Wildcats tallied the sixth goal of the game at 2:56 of the third period as Jamie Hill (Glassboro, N.J.) found the back of the net for the first time this season. Dylan Maller (Parkland, Fla.) played the puck from the UNH zone to the neutral zone to the stick of Kelleher. He found Hill streaking in and sent a pass to him. Hill made a move across the face of the net and beat UMass relief goalie Alex Wakaluk with a backhand shot for the goal.


New Hampshire: 6 penalties - 12 minutes
Massachusetts: 4 penalties - 8 minutes


New Hampshire: 2-for-3
Massachusetts: 0-for-5


Points: Kelleher (5)
Goals: Salvaggio (2)
Assists: Kelleher (5)


Points: Six tied (1)
Goals: - Chukarov (1), Plevy (1)
Assists: - Trento (1), McLaughlin (1), Keats (1), Badger (1)