DURHAM, N.H. — Sophomore Angus Crookshank (North Vancouver, British Columbia) netted the game-winning goal in overtime and junior Mike Robinson (Bedford, N.H.) posted his first shutout of the season as the University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team defeated No. 15 Boston College, 1-0, in the home opener on Friday at the Whittemore Center. The Wildcats now improve to 3-2-1 (2-1-0 HEA) on the season, while the Eagles fall to 2-4-0 (0-2-0 HEA).
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How it happened
- After the first period, BC outshot UNH 10-4.
- During the second period, UNH and BC each tallied nine shots. Both teams went 0-2 on the power play.
- At 1:08 of the third period, Robinson kept the game 0-0 after a shot by the Eagles snuck past his head, but he managed to keep it from crossing the goal line with a kick save off the back of his skate.
- At 7:10 of the third period, Robinson made another key save after BC’s Marshall Warren sent a close-range rocket from the slot.
- The score remained 0-0 as the game went into overtime.
- At 2:15 of overtime, Crookshank deflected a shot by junior Max Gildon (Plano, Texas) right past the goal line as he netted the game-winning goal. Senior captain Anthony Wyse (Newton, Mass.) recorded an assist on the goal as well.
Inside the numbers
- Robinson made 28 saves while Knight posted 23.
- BC outshot UNH by a 28-24 margin.
- The Wildcats went 0-2 on the power play and the Eagles finished 0-3.
Beyond the boxscore
- This marks Crookshank’s third career game-winning-goal.
- Robinson now has six career shutouts, with this being his first of the season.
- The Wildcats are now 2-0-1 against the Eagles in their last three match-ups.
- The last time the Wildcats shut out BC was with a 2-0 win on February 22, 2008.
- This is the second straight home-opener that the Wildcats have won in overtime. Last year, they defeated Vermont 3-2 in OT on October 27.
- UNH now leads the all-time series overtime record against BC 9-6-12.
- UNH is 47-34-10 all-time in home openers and is 16-6-3 in home openers at the Whittemore Center.