Sophomore defenseman Nikolai Jenson registered a goal and an assist for the Wildcats
New Hampshire Tops Boston College, 3-2
Sophomore defenseman Nikolai Jenson registered a goal and an assist for the Wildcats

Box Score

DURHAM, N.H. - Sophomore defenseman Nikolai Jenson (Cold Spring, Minn.) notched a goal and an assist for two points as the University of New Hampshire men's hockey team defeated No. 20 Boston College, 3-2, on Friday at the Whittemore Center.

The Wildcats improve to 10-10-1 (4-7-1 Hockey East) and the Eagles fall to 10-7-3 (5-5-2 Hockey East).

Freshman defenseman Colton Huard (Foothill Ranch, Calif.) continued his point streak, scoring his second goal in as many games, and senior captain defenseman Will MacKinnon (Plymouth, Mich.) posted the game-winning goal.


The Wildcats and Eagles will conclude their home-and-home series on Saturday, Jan. 15 at Conte Forum in Chestnut Hill, Mass., at 7 p.m. on College SportsLive.

Score: New Hampshire 3, #20 Boston College 2
Records: UNH (10-10-1, 4-7-1 HEA), BC (10-7-3, 5-5-2 HEA)
Location: Durham, N.H. (Whittemore Center)
Date: Friday, January 14, 2022
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Attendance: 4,873


- Boston College struck first while on the power play at 3:32 of the second period. Marc MacLaughlin found a rebound on top of the crease and put it past senior goalie Mike Robinson (Bedford, N.H.).

- UNH evened the score at 15:23 of the second period when Jensen threw the puck towards the crease from the corner, off a defender, and through Henry Wilder. Senior forward Joseph Cipollone (Purchase, N.Y.) and junior defenseman Kalle Eriksson (Leksand, Sweden) posted assists on the goal.

- The Wildcats took a 2-1 lead 1:54 into the third period thanks to a goal from Huard. He found the puck at the right point, danced around a defender, toe dragged, and wristed it home past Wilder from the slot. Cipollone and freshman defenseman Alex Gagne (Bedford, N.H.) were credited with assists on the score.

- MacKinnon scored an empty net goal the length of the ice with 1:48 left in the third period, giving the Wildcats a 3-1 lead. Jenson had the assist.

- Boston College scored to make it 3-2 with 18 seconds left in the game when a one-timer from the point was tipped in front by McLaughlin.

- But the BC was unable to score the equalizer for the 3-2 final.


- Robinson made 25 saves and improves to 8-6-0, while Wilder posted 25 saves and stands at 3-2-0.

- UNH outshot Boston College by a 28-27 margin.

- The Wildcats went 0-1 on the power play and the Eagles finished 1-3.


- Jenson's goal marked the first of his career and his two-point performance was his first multiple-point game of his career.

- MacKinnon now has three career game-winning goals.

- Cipollone posted two assists for his first career multi-point game.

- Huard continues his three-game point streak with two goals and six points during that span.

- Senior Jackson Pierson (Zionsville, Ind.) posted a team high 13 faceoff wins.

- The Wildcats are now 8-3-1 at home

- UNH is 4-3-0 against nationally ranked teams this season.

- UNH is now 67-78-16 all time versus Boston College.

- UNH has outscored its opposition 15-4 over the last three contests.