UConn Men’s Hockey defeats N.H. 5-3
Breaking its 6-game winless streak, University of Connecticut (UConn) Men’s Hockey scored an impressive victory over New Hampshire Friday night.
Kasperi Ojanatakanen of UConn scored two goals and contributed an assist, while each of Philip Nyberg, Tage Thompson, and Spencer Naas scored one goal. Naas also added two assists. Overall, UConn defeated New Hampshire 5-3.
It was the Huskies’ strong offensive performance that helped them break their six-game winless streak. They had not sent more than twenty-five shots on net since 3rd of February. Their yesterday’s season-high 50 shots marked their best performance since 10th of January in 2012, when they had netted 50 shots against Sacred Heart.
After the game, Mike Cavanaugh said, “That was a point of emphasis for us this week. We have to get pucks to the net … It always is important to come back and get a goal. What I think was more important was the second goal.”
In the first period of the game, the Huskies killed off three penalties and a total of five overall, allowing the rival team to take only one power-play goal in spite of spending much time down a man.
UConn and New Hampshire hockey teams will face each other one more time in the regular season finale, at 7:35 p.m. at the XL Center.
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