Andrew Poturalski, Men's Hockey

Andrew, a freshman from Williamsville, N.Y., scored three goals in two games to lead the UNH men’s hockey team to a sweep of Merrimack College at the Whittemore Center in the final weekend of the regular season (Feb. 27-28).

The 5-foot-10 forward matched his career high of two goals – and two points – in Saturday’s 3-0 victory. His first tally extended the advantage to 2-0 at 18:39 of the first period – 2:07 after the ‘Cats took a 1-0 lead – and then he made it 3-0 at 15:15 of the second stanza. He also had a +2 plus/minus rating, four shots and won 10 of 14 faceoffs that game.

Andrew scored the first goal of the weekend series to give UNH a 1-0 lead at 10:44 of the first period on Friday. He also tallied four shots in that contest.

In 34 games this season, Andrew has 27 points on 14 goals and 13 assists. Those numbers lead all UNH freshmen in all three statistics; overall, he is tied for third on the team in goals and ranks fourth in both assists and points. In other stats, Andrew is third in shots (74) and has scored two game-winning goals.

Andrew has recorded a point eight of the last 10 games with seven goals and five assists for 12 points in that span. Overall, he has a point in 20 of 34 games with seven multiple-point efforts. He recorded his first career point with an assist in the second game of the season at Michigan (Oct. 17, 2014) and also scored a goal that game.

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