No. 2 UNH men's hockey defeats No. 1 Boston College, 3-2, in overtime

Sophomore forward Sean Collins (Reading, Mass.) scored two goals, including the game-winner with 1:46 remaining in overtime to propel the No. 2 ranked University of New Hampshire men's hockey team to Tuesday night's, 3-2, win over No. 1 Boston College at Conte Forum.

With the win the Wildcats improve to 7-1-2 overall on the year and own a 5-1-1 Hockey East record, while Boston College drops to 8-1-1 overall and 5-1-0 in conference play in their first loss of the season.

Collins scored his first goal of the game with 5:08 remaining in the second period to tie the game 2-2, on the only power play goal of the game. Senior forwards Lanny Gare (Vernon, B.C.) and Colin Hemingway (Surrey, B.C.) were credited with assists on the goal. Gare recorded two assists on the night and is currently UNH's leading scorer with six goals and 13 assists for 19 points.

Junior goaltender Mike Ayers (Hingham, Mass.) recorded 22 saves in his fourth consectutive victory, while Boston College netminder Matti Kaltiainen made 12 saves in loss.

Boston College took a 2-1 lead in the second period on a goal by freshman Chris Collins 1:46 into the period. UNH sophomore defenseman Tyson Teplitsky (Saskatoon, Sask.) tied the game at 1-1 with 8:28 remaining in the first period on a shot from the top of the left circle, while Boston College took an early 1-0 lead when junior Ty Hennes scored 2:12 into the first period.

The Wildcats return to action on Friday, Nov. 22 at the University of Maine. Game time is 7 p.m. at Alfond Arena. UNH's next home game is Sunday, Nov. 24 vs. the University of Massachusetts. Game time is 4 p.m. at the Whittemore Center. The game can been seen live on New Hampshire Public Television.

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