DURHAM, N.H. – Junior forward Matt Fornataro (Calgary, Alberta) and senior assistant captain Chris Murray (Dover, Mass.) both scored three points to help the No. 8 ranked University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team to a 6-3 win over No. 4 ranked Boston College on Wednesday night in front of 7,884 fans at Conte Forum in Hockey East action.
    The Wildcats upped their record to 8-2-1 overall, 6-1-1 in league play with the victory. BC drops to 7-4-1 overall and 4-2-1 in Hockey East. UNH is off to its best start in league play since the 1999-2000 season when the team started off 7-0-1 in the conference. UNH also owns a perfect 6-0-0 mark on the road in 06-07, the best start away from the Whittemore Center since the 1996-1997 season, when the team went 7-0 to begin the season.
    Sophomore forward Trevor Smith (North Vancouver, B.C.) finished of the scoring in the Wildcats three-goal third period with 1:33 remaining with a wrist shot for his team-leading 11 goal of the season. Smith and Jacob Micflikier (Winnipeg, Manitoba) both totaled two points on the night. UNH’s second line of Pollastrone, Smith and Fornataro registered seven points on the night (3g, 4a) in the victory.
    In the third period, Murray scored the game-winning goal to give UNH a 4-3 lead as he took a slap shot from the right point that found the back of the net at the 4:10 mark, after it trickled through traffic at the BC netfront. It was his fourth goal of the season, which leads all Wildcat blueliners.
    Sophomore forward Jerry Pollastrone (Revere, Mass.) was credited with the Wildcats fifth goal on the power play at 9:39. A Boston College player tried to clear the puck out of the zone and it deflected off a Eagle defender and went into the net past BC goalie Cory Schneider.
    In the second period, junior forward Mike Radja (Yorkville, Ill.) scored his 10th goal on the season at the 4:28 mark to give the ‘Cats a 3-2 lead.
    The Wildcats quickly took the 1-0 lead in the first period on a power play goal by Jamie Fritsch (Odenton, Md.) at 2:29 of the first period. Micflikier won the faceoff, passing it back to Murray who found Fritsch with a slapshot at the left point. Fornataro then gave UNH a 2-1 advantage heading into the locker room with 2:28 remaining in the period as Smith went into the BC zone on a 2 on 1 and fed the puck to Fornataro, who was streaking down the slot. Sophomore defenseman Joe Charlebois (Potsdam, N.Y.) was also credited with an assist, his second of the season.
    Junior goaltender Kevin Regan (South Boston, Mass.) had another solid outing in the Wildcat net with 21 saves, including 10 saves in the opening period. He improves his record to 7-2-1 on the season and posted his 30th collegiate victory in tonight’s game.
    UNH went 2 for on the power play, while the Eagles went 2 for 5 with a man advantage. The ‘Cats outshot BC, 32-24 in the game, including a 10-2 margin in the final period in favor of UNH.
    New Hampshire returns to action Saturday, Nov. 25 (7 p.m.) against Northeastern at Matthews Arena. The Wildcats’ next home game is Tuesday, Nov. 28 vs. Merrimack College. Game time at the Whittemore Center is 7 p.m.
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