UNH tops Princeton, 3-2, in Florida College Classic
After falling behind, 2-1, early in the second period, the University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team scored a pair of power-play goals before the period ended to beat Princeton, 3-2, yesterday in the consolation game of the Florida College Classic.
The Wildcats pulled back to .500 at 10-10-1 overall, while the Tigers fell to 3-14.
Princeton took a 1-0 lead at the 13:53 mark of the first period as Mike Ambrosia received a stolen puck from Andrew Calof to the left of UNH netminder Casey DeSmith (21 saves) and found the back of the net.
Casey Thrush responded with 54 seconds left in the period to pull the Wildcats even. Eric Knodel sent a pass in to Jeff Silengo, who tipped the puck to Thrush who was waiting on the back door.
Aaron Kesselman regained the lead for Princeton just 2:43 into the middle frame.
Then UNH’s power-play unit went to work. Justin Agosta scored his second goal in as many games on a rocket from just inside the blue line with UNH skating with a two-man advantage at 8:35. Five minutes later, with the Wildcats on another power play, Matt Willows scored the eventual game-winner off an assist from Agosta. Willows’s initial shot was saved, but he grabbed his rebound, skated around the net and scored on the wrap-around.