Character Win for UNH, Downs Union 5-2
After surrendering a 5 goal lead last night at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, UNH drove out to Schenectady, New York and beat the 2014 National Champion Union College. Sophomore goalie Adam Clark made 34 saves en route to his first win of the season.
Both of UNH's alternate captains scored important game-tying goals. Dan Correale scored his 5th goal (team-leading) of the season midway through the first period to tie the game at 1-1. Fellow alternate captain Maxim Gaudreault scored an unassisted goal at the tail end of a Union power play early in the second period. That tied the game at 2-2. Gaudreault is the team's second-leading goal scorer with 4 goals in 5 games.
Junior winger Tyler Kelleher scored the game-winning goal in the second period and added 2 assists. Linemate Andrew Poturalski assisted on Kelleher's game-winner then scored a critical power play goal at the beginning of the third period. Sophomore defenseman Richard Boyd capped off the UNH scoring with an empty-net goal near the end of the game. It was Boyd's first NCAA goal.
The Wildcats improved their overall record to 2-2-1. They return to action next Saturday night at Merrimack College.