Sunday, February 22, 2015

UNH Sweeps UConn: Goal-by-Goal Video Highlights

Captain Matt Willows
2 Goals, 1 Assist
Alt. Captain Grayson Downing
3 Assists
Alt. Captain Casey Thrush
2 Assists

DURHAM, NH - It was entirely fitting that UNH's first weekend sweep of the 2014-15 season would be lead by it's senior leaders. The first line of Captain Matt Willows at right wing, Alternate Captain Grayson Downing at center, and Alternate Captain Casey Thrush at left wing accounted for three of UNH's five goals in the 5-1 win over the University of Connecticut. Sophomore Tyler Kelleher potted the game-winning goal, his second goal of the weekend, midway through the second period. It was Kelleher's 34th point of the season and 50th point in his first two years - half way to the UNH Century Club.

UNH's dominant 5-1 victory over UConn on Saturday night and weekend sweep moved them ahead of the Huskies in the race for home-ice in the opening round of the Hockey East Playoffs. Before the weekend began, the Wildcats trailed UConn and Maine by 3 points for 8th place. Now, UNH is ahead of UConn by a point and trails Maine by only 1 point. Whoever finishes in 8th place will earn the final home-ice advantage in the opening round of the playoffs.

Next weekend UNH closes out the regular season with two home games against 11th-place Merrimack while Maine travels to Providence for a pair of games. To finish in 8th place, UNH will need to earn two more points than Maine.

As of the time of this posting, there were no video highlights of UNH's goals against UConn available online. Here are rink-side video clips of all 5 UNH goals:

Goal-by-Goal Breakdown


Jay Camper-2 (Assisted by Warren Foegele-9 & John Furgele-8)
6:18 of 1st Period - UNH 1, UConn 0


Tyler Kelleher-14 (Assisted by Dan Correale-8 & Matias Cleland-7)
9:12 of 2nd Period - UNH 2, UConn 0

Trevor Gerling (From Kirtland & Ojantakanen)
17:13 of Period 2 - UNH 2, UConn 1

Matias Cleland-6 (Assisted by Matt Willows-12 & Grayson Downing-11)
17:55 of 2nd Period - UNH 3, UConn 1


Matt Willows-16 (Assisted by Casey Thrush-16 & Grayson Downing-12)
4:58 of 3rd Period - UNH 4, UConn 1

Matt Willows-17 (Assisted by Grayson Downing-13 & Casey Thrush-17)
8:10 of 3rd Period - UNH 5, UConn 1


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