NO. 3 MEN’S HOCKEY DOWNED BY ST. LAWRENCE, 4-1
CANTON, N.Y. – Zach Miskovic scored a pair of goals to help St. Lawrence University capture a 4-1 win over the third-ranked University of New Hampshire men’s ice hockey team on Sunday night at Appleton Arena. UNH drops its first game of the season and moves to 3-1-1, while the Saints are now 3-2-0, having won three straight.
UNH netminder Brian Foster (Pembroke, N.H.) stopped 31 shots, including 14 and 12, respectively, in the first and second stanzas. St. Lawrence goalie Alex Petizian turned away 28 shots, 10 each in the first two periods.
The Saints potted a pair of goals in the first period, the first of which came on the power play when Brock McBride scored a power play goal on the rebound of a Casey Parenteau shot. Mike McKenzie was also created with an assist on the goal at 9:15. SLU added a second goal, the eventual game-winner, at 12:09 as McKenzie scored on the rebound of a McBride shot. SLU went into the break up 2-0 and having outshot the ‘Cats 16-10.
Danny Dries (Lake Orion, Mich.) cut the lead in half scoring on the rebound of a James van Riemsdyk (Middletown, N.J.) shot. van Riemsdyk carried the puck into the left slot, behind the net and fired a behind-the-back shot that bounced out in front to setup the Dries goal. Phil DeSimone (East Amherst, N.Y.) had an assist on the goal. The goal was Dries first of the season. The Wildcats were unable to capitalize on six minutes of power-play opportunity in the first half of the period.
Miskovic scored the first of his tallies on a one-timer from the left point that snuck past Wildcat netminder Foster and gave the Saints back their two-goal advantage.
Miskovic closed out scoring with a power-play goal, another one-timer that went by Foster in the top left corner. UNH played most of the final two minutes 6-on-4 with an empty-net and on the power play.
Overall, the Wildcats were 0-8 on the power play, while the Saints were 2-7 in extra-man advantages.UNH returns to action next weekend with a home-and-home series against Hockey East foe Northeastern. The Wildcats’ plays host to the Huskies on Oct. 31.That game begins at 7 p.m. at the Whittemore Center and will be broadcast by CN8 television.