Overtime Goal Knocks Off Minutemen
Oct. 27, 2002
AMHERST, Mass. - Nebraska-Omaha's David Brisson scored just 18 seconds into overtime to hand the Massachusetts ice hockey team a 3-2 non-conference defeat at the Mullins Center. The loss drops UMass' record to 1-2-0 overall, while UNO improved to 3-3-0.
The Minutemen got on the board early in the first period on freshman Stephen Werner's (Chevy Chase, Md.) first career goal. The goal came on assists from Tim Turner (Saginaw, Mich.) and Thomas Pöck (Klagenfurt, Austria) as Turner found a wide-open Werner in the crease, who wristed a shot to the top-right corner for a 1-0 cushion.
UNO tied the game at 1-1 in the first period and then proceeded to take a 2-1 advantage early in the second period. The Minutemen, as they did in last Sunday's win over Rensselaer, rallied in the third period, tying the game just 14 seconds in. Freshman Matt Anderson (West Islip, N.Y.) scored the team's first power-play goal of the season with assists from Turner and freshman Peter Alden (West Tisbury, Mass.). Anderson beat UNO goalie Dan Ellis from close range as the Minutemen worked the puck around and found Anderson open in the slot.
However, playing 4-on-4, UNO used a 2-on-1 rush early in the overtime session and ended it as Brisson beat UMass goalie Gabe Winer (Stoughton, Mass.) from the right slot to the top left corner.
UMass will enter Hockey East play in earnest next weekend as No. 9-ranked Providence comes to the Mullins Center for a 7:00 p.m. Friday game. On Saturday night, the Minutemen travel to Northeastern for their first road game of the year.