Senior forward Chase Stevenson posted two goals for the Wildcats
Stevenson Scores Twice to Send New Hampshire Past UConn, 4-1
Senior forward Chase Stevenson posted two goals for the Wildcats

Box Score - Highlights

DURHAM, N.H. – Senior forward and captain Chase Stevenson (West Kelowna, British Columbia) scored twice as the University of New Hampshire men's hockey team defeated No. 13 UConn, 4-1, on Friday evening at the Whittemore Center.

Senior goalie David Fessenden (Parker, Colo.) racked up 24 saves, while senior forward Ryan Black (Pomfret, Conn.) and sophomore forward Liam Devlin (Needham, Mass.) each found the back of the net.

The Wildcats, who have won three in a row and six of their last eight, improve to 10-18-1 (5-13-1 Hockey East), while the Huskies fall to 17-9-3 (11-7-2 Hockey East).


- The Wildcats will be back at the Whittemore Center on Saturday, Feb. 10 at 4 p.m. to against UConn presented by Eversource. The game will be on NESN and ESPN+.

- The Wildcats will return to action on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 17-18 for White Out The Whitt versus Maine at the Whittemore Center at 7 p.m. in a Border Battle Series presented by Buffalo Wild Wings. Friday will feature a t-shirt giveaway to the first 2,500 fans. The game on Saturday will be presented by Eastern Propane as the Wildcats will honor their seniors. The last time White Out The Whitt was held was Feb. 1-2, 2019.

- Go to or call the ticket office at (603) 862-4000 to catch the most exciting family entertainment in New Hampshire.

Score: New Hampshire 4, #13 UConn 1
Records: UNH 10-18-1 (5-13-1 Hockey East), UConn 17-9-3 (11-7-2 Hockey East).
Location: Durham, N.H. (Whittemore Center)
Date: Friday, February 10, 2023
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Attendance: 4,528


- At 2:16 of the first period, a Stevenson breakaway resulted in a penalty shot due to slashing. His attempt was successful which gave the Wildcats a 1-0 lead.

- With just 1:48 remaining in the first period, sophomore defenseman Colton Huard (Foothill Ranch, Calif.) shot the puck into a crowded area around the goal. Black handled the rebound and tipped it to Stevenson who rocketed it into the top right corner of the net to put the Wildcats up 2-0.

- UConn responded with a goal of its own as Justin Pearson found Hudson Schandor right in front of the UNH net to thin the score to 2-1 at 6:05 of the second period.

- With the Wildcats still leading 2-1 late in the third, Fessenden made an incredible full extension pad save to prevent the Huskies from evening up the score at two.

- Following a Wildcat penalty kill, sophomore defenseman Alex Gagne (Bedford, N.H.) cleared the puck toward the UConn side of the ice, then the puck was picked up by Black who scored an acrobatic empty-net goal at 18:48. Senior forward Harrison Blaisdell (Regina, Saskatchewan) also posted an assist.

- Then in the final seconds, Devlin stole the puck and skated the rest of the way to score the final goal with just one second remaining in the game for the 4-1 win.


- Fessenden made 24 saves, while Logan Terness posted 28 for the Huskies.

- The Wildcats outshot UConn, 32-25.

- The Wildcats went 0-2 on the power play, while the Huskies went 0-1.


- The last time the Wildcats took a penalty shot was Nov. 12, 2021, when Jackson Pierson was successful on his attempt vs. Vermont.

- Stevenson has now scored four goals over the last two games for the Wildcats and has 11 for the season. This is the fourth time in his career he has netted two goals.

- UNH is 5-2-0 in its last seven games versus nationally ranked teams.

- The Wildcats are 19-13-1 all-time versus UConn.