DURHAM, N.H. - The University of New Hampshire athletic department continues its countdown of this past year's most memorable highlights. The countdown features a four-part video series including 20 moments from the year that was, highlighting big wins, record-breaking performances and awards. The second part in the series showcases moments 15 through 11.
15. Sam Coffey (Snowmass, Colo.) and Taylor Vest-Burton (Breckenridge, Colo.) of the men's alpine team come in at number 15 on our countdown. The pair each earned All-America First Team in slalom while competing at the 2013 NCAA Skiing Championships in Vermont (Mar. 8). Coffey notched third place in the event while Vest-Burton crossed the line with a time good enough for fifth place.
14. John Henrion's (Holden, Mass.) goal with 3.7 seconds remaining in regulation sent the Whittemore Center crowd into a frenzy, and forced overtime between the fifth ranked Wildcats and the UMass Minutemen (Mar. 1). The goal marked just the beginning of a memorable weekend for the senior forward. Henrion had an encore performance the following night, posting his first career hat trick en route to a 4-0 Wildcat victory.
13. The men's cross country team compiled a second-place finish on October 27 at the America East Championships. Cory Sinotte (Manchester, N.H.) placed second overall to lead the Wildcats as the team posted it's best finish since 2009. Daniel DeCrescenzo (New Milford, Conn.) also helped the effort with a sixth place finish.
12. The men's hockey team orchestrated a pair of comeback wins over Denver including a 5-2 triumph in the NCAA Northeast Region semifinal at the Verizon Wireless Arena (Mar. 29). Trevor van Riemsdyk (Middletown, N.J.) knotted the score with a second period power play goal that ignited a stretch of four unanswered, sending the Wildcats to the regional final.
11. In addition to advancing to a regional final for the third time in five years, the men's hockey team also ascended to number one in the country on December 3. The Wildcats compiled a 11-1-2 mark through their first 14 games and saw themselves as the nation's number one team for the first time since 2007. The team's .857 win percentage matched the best start through 14 games in program history.
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