UNH Men’s Hockey Falls to UML

School may be out for winter break, but the Whitemore Center was still packed on Friday night as the UNH Wildcats took on the UML Riverhawks. Junior, Matias Cleveland also celebrated his 100th game.
The first period was scoreless with a lot of pressure on sophomore goalie, Danny Tirone. At 7:12 in the first, senior Kevin Smith charged the UML goal and was put in the penalty box. Lowell was unable to do anything on the power play. There was a moment of confusion at 15:38 with an air puck, Tirone was able to point his teammates in the right direction when it landed. Another penalty went to junior Jamie Hill at 16:21 for attempting to fight. In the first UNH had 10 shots on goal and UML had 8.
The second period did still have quite a bit of pressure on Tirone, with UML having 21 shots on goal and UNH 15. At 13:23 UML’s goalie, senior Kevin Boyle was able to make a save with all the Wildcats crowed around UML’s net. The first penalty of the period was given to Hill for elbowing at 17:21.
The third period was fairly quiet. The puck was able to move back and fourth between both nets. UML had two penalties in this period. One at 1:39 on freshman Niklas Folin for holding and the other at 9:45 on senior Robert Francis for sticking. At 17:55 in the third UML sophomore Ryan Collins scored the only goal of the game.
The final score was 1-0 with a Riverhawks win. UNH drops to 8-8-4 on the season. The Wildcats are back in action Jan. 15 at Northeastern.

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