Boston, Mass. -- University of New Hampshire sophomore Colin Hemingway scored his third goal of the season at 6:25 of the third period, and junior goalie Matt Carney withstood a late Boston University flurry as UNH edged the host Terriers, 2-1, in Hockey East action on Friday night (November 17th).
The win improved the Wildcats’ record to 7-3-1 overall and 3-2-0 in the league, while B.U. slipped to 2-5-1 overall and 1-4-1 in the league.
After a scoreless first period, B.U. junior Dan Cavanaugh gave the Walter Brown Arena sellout crowd of 3806 fans to cheer as he scored his second goal of the year just 41 seconds into the second period. The assist went to sophomore Mike Bussoli.
New Hampshire senior Eric Lind tied the game at 15:37 of the period. Lind collected a rebound of a shot taken by Darren Haydar. Haydar’s shot bounced off the left post and came out in front of Terrier goalie Sean Fields. Lind poked the puck home for his first goal of the season. Lanny Gare also had an assist.
That set the stage for Hemingway’s game-winning goal that was set up by a nifty pass from the left corner by Jim Abbott. Abbott passed the puck out to the slot where a streaking Hemingway picked it up and shot it past Fields.
Carney, who was voted the Itech first star of the game, stopped 29-of-30 Terrier shots, 14 of which came in the third period. In the meantime, B.U. freshman goalie Sean Fields had 19 saves.
“It’s always a great win when you can come down here and beat B.U. in their own rink,” said New Hampshire coach Dick Umile. “I was impressed with the composure Matt (Carney) showed, especially in the third period.
“They (B.U.) threw everything at us when it was 2-1, and he showed great composure.”