DURHAM, N.H. -- The top-ranked University of New Hampshire men's hockey team suffered it first loss of the season to Boston University at the Whittemore Center Saturday night, 3-2. The Terriers took a 2-1 lead in the first period, extended it lead to 3-1 in the second before the Wildcats pulled within one early in the third.
Senior Colin Hemingway (Surrey, B.C.) led the Wildcat attack with a pair of goals on assists from senior Lanny Gare (Vernon, B.C.). Sean Fields turned aside 42 shots by the Wildcats to earn the victory, while junior Mike Ayers (Hingham, Mass.) had 22 for UNH (3-1-2, 1-1-1 HE).
Scoring single goals for BU (4-1-2, 2-1-0 HE) were Brian McConnell, Justin Maiser and David Klema.
Hemingway scored his second of the night 42 seconds into the third on an assist from Gare. Gare fed Hemingway in the slot and Hemingway slipped past a defender, beating Fields over the left shoulder to make 3-2.
The Terriers took a 2-1 lead in the first on goals by Klema and McConnell. Klema scored at 14:47. Thirty-three seconds later McConnell made it 2-0. But with 27 second to go in the period Hemingway pulled the Wildcats within one on assists from Gare and senior Josh Prudden (Andover, Mass.).
The Wildcats return to action against UMass-Lowell at the Whittemore Center on Nov. 8 (7 p.m.).