#5 UMass vs. #8 UNH Postgame Notes
Jan. 12, 2008
#5 UMass at #8 New Hampshire
UMass falls to 9-5-5 overall and 4-4-4 in Hockey East. UMass has lost back-to-back games for the first time this season. New Hampshire has won four of the last seven meetings against UMass.
UMass last loss back-to-back games last season on Feb. 3 and Feb. 9 against UMass Lowell and Boston University. Since that point UMass is 17-8-6 after Saturday night's loss.
With the loss, UMass falls to 9-1-2 this year when scoring three or more goals in a game.
New Hampshire scored the games first goal making UMass 4-3-3 this season when allowing the first goal of a game. The Wildcats held the advantage after the first period making UMass 3-2-0 when trailing after the first period.
UMass trailed by three goals after the second period for the first time this season.
The five goals allowed was a season-high for UMass.
After entering the weekend 6-for-17 (.353) on the power play, UMass has gone 1-for-11 (.091) in the two games this weekend.
UMass killed off seven straight New Hampshire power plays before the Wildcats managed an extra man opportunity in the weekend series.
Redshirt senior defenseman Patrick Dineen made his second consecutive appearance in the UMass lineup on Saturday night playing in his 70th college hockey game. He played in his first game of the season on Friday night scoring UMass' first goal of the game against the Wildcats.
Senior forward P.J. Fenton scored UMass' first goal of the game which came in the second period. The goal gives him four for the season and 32 for his career. He is now tied for 20th all-time at UMass in career points (80) with Russell Kidd (1953-56) and tied for 21st all-time in career goals with Jim Ellingwood (1959-62).
Senior defenseman Mike Kostka scored UMass' second goal which was his fourth of the season and 10th of his career. He also tallied an assist giving him eight for the season and 34 for his career. He is now tied for 33rd all-time at UMass in career assists with Kris Wallis (1997-01).
Kostka's goal was his fourth power play goal of the season. His two points give him 11 multi-point games for his career.
Cory Quirk had a goal and one assist in the game. He now has seven goals and seven assists for the season. For his career he has 28 goals and 30 assists. He now has 14 points this season and 58 for his career. He remains ranked 36th all-time at UMass in career points and is now tied for 28th in career goals and 42nd in career assists.
Fenton played his 131st career game at UMass, while Kostka played his 126th career game. Senior defenseman David Leaderer played in his team-leading 132nd career game.
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