Men's Hockey Notches Win With Third Period Comeback

CANTON, N.Y. - The University of New Hampshire men's ice hockey team rebounded from a one-goal deficit and came back to defeat St. Lawrence University 3-1 at Appleton Arena Friday night.

The victory improves UNH to 13-2-1 overall (7-0-1 HE) and stretches the Wildcats' unbeaten streak to 10 games on the season.

David Busch broke open a 1-1 deadlock in the third period when he took a pass from Tim Walsh and slipped it past St. Lawrence netminder Derek Gustafson at the 10:00 mark for the eventual game-winner. John Sadowksi then deposited an empty net goal with :44 remaining to clinch the victory for the Wildcats.

After a scoreless first period, St. Lawrence jumped on the board with a goal late in the second period. What looked like a rugby scrum in front of the UNH net turned into the game's first goal as St. Lawrence's Matt Desrosiers somehow got a stick on the puck and slipped it past UNH netminder Ty Conklin at 16:57.

Early in the third period, Darren Haydar made it a 1-1 game with his 11th goal of the game at the 4:07 mark. The sophomore took a pass from Johnny Rogers, put a nifty move on a Saint defenseman and deposited the puck over Gustafson's shoulder.

The Wildcats had two power-play opportunities in the first period and outshot the Saints 22-14, but could not put one past Gustafson in the opening stanza.

Conklin was once again superb in the Wildcat net making 34 saves, several of which were of the spectacular variety.

The Wildcats take on Clarkson Saturday night in Potsdam, N.Y to close out the first half of the season.


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