NEW HAVEN, CT -- Gabe Polsky scored two goals and an assist and Trevor Hanger made 25 saves as the Yale hockey team registered an upset of seventh-ranked New Hampshire, 5-1, at Ingalls Rink.
Yale got on the board first as junior Ben Stafford caught UNH goalie Matt Carney by surprise with a one-timer from 18 feet on a feed from freshman Nick Deschenes at 4:26. The Bulldogs increased the lead 1:40 later to 2-0 when sophomore Gabe Polsky won a faceoff in the Wildcat end and then flipped a shot off Carney's stick that slid to the back of the net. The Bulldogs outshot UNH 14-5 in the first period and totally dominated play.
The Wildcats got their first chance to get back into the game with a two-man advantage for 1:59 early in the second, but the Yale special teams limited UNH to one shot on goal. Twenty-three seconds after killing the power play, Polsky took a feed from Jeff Brow and slipped it past Carney for the 3-0 lead, which brought Ty Conklin to the net to replace Carney.
The 'Cats who turned things around by outshooting Yale 14-6 in the second, responded to the change when Jason Shipulski skated in on Hanger and scored on a pretty backhander at 6:22.
The 3-1 score held until UNH pulled Conklin with 1:54 left in the game and Luke Earl sent a long shot into the empty net. Jeff Brow would add a power play goal in the final minute to account for the 5-1 final.
UNH returns to action on Saturday night with a home Hockey East contest against UMass Amherst at the Whittemore Center.