Ice Hockey Team Wins a Close Game Against Daniel Webster College

Tyler D'amore

On Friday, October 21, the UNH Ice Hockey Team headed to Edward L. Bennett Rink in West Haven to take on Daniel Webster College.

Cody Vose (#21) started the game off right with a goal six minutes into the game giving UNH a 1-0 lead. It was a beautiful assist from #10, Greg Beuddman. About halfway through the first period UNH got a two minute penalty, putting Daniel Webster on a power play. A few penalties later Daniel Webster was on a 4v3 power play. New Haven defended the goal extremely well and the power play expired, but with three and a half minutes left in the first period DW scored a goal and the score was tied at 1-1. Seconds after that goal, UNH went on a power play and scored quickly, regaining the lead. The goal was scored by #88 Ben Borelli assisted by freshman forward Anthony Luria (#71). The first period ended with UNH leading 2-1.

Three minutes into the second period, Cody Vose scored his second goal to give New Haven a 3-1 lead. The game went back and forth with neither team scoring until Daniel Webster College came up with a goal with only three minutes left in the period, cutting UNH’s lead to 3-2.

In the beginning of the third period New Haven went on an early power play and Nicholas Rodrigues (#13) capitalized with a goal assisted by #18 Ian Alexander. About halfway through the third period DW went on power plays which led to a 5v3 in DW’s favor. Daniel Webster College put in a power play goal and cut the lead back down to one again. With three minutes left in the game, and UNH’s lead of 4-3, Daniel Webster went on another power play. The game was close and very intense, but UNH goalie James P. Withington did a tremendous job in goal eliminating their power play. With 25 seconds left, Daniel Webster desperately pulled their goalie, but UNH played some great defense and held on to the 4-3 victory.

The University of New Haven’s defense led by Withington (#1) did an amazing job in allowing DW to score on only one of their seven power plays. On the other side of the puck, the forwards did an amazing job and scored on two out of their three power plays. It was a great hockey game and all UNH students should go and support the team at their home games!