New Hampshire men's hockey defeats Harvard, 4-1

DURHAM, N.H. - Four different Wildcats scored to lead the fifth-ranked University of New Hampshire men's hockey team to Thursday night's 4-1 non-conference win against Harvard University at the Whittemore Center.

UNH is now 11-3-3 overall (4-2-2 Hockey East) and Harvard is 6-5-1 (5-3-1 ECAC).

Following a scoreless first period, Josh Prudden (Andover, Mass.) scored directly off a faceoff from the right circle to give New Hampshire a 1-0 lead at 1:49 of the middle stanza. Harvard, which was outshot 14-3 in the opening 20 minutes, did not record a shot in the second period over the initial 18 minutes.

Darren Haydar (Milton, Ont.) extended the lead to 2-0 at 4:17 of the final frame when he slid the puck between a defenseman's legs and tucked a forehand into the net. Mick Mounsey (Concord, N.H.) and Nathan Martz (Chilliwack, B.C.) set up the tally.

With UNH's Mike Lubesnick whistled for delay of game at 11:20, the Crimson called time out and capitalized 10 seconds later with a Chris Bala power-play goal that was set up by Dominic Moore and Steve Moore.

The Wildcats regained control of the game with goals by Lanny Gare (Vernon, B.C.; at 15:21) and Johnny Rogers (Etobicoke, Ont.; 16:23).

UNH goaltender Ty Conklin (Anchorage, Alaska) recorded 15 saves, including 10 in the third period. Harvard's Oliver Jonas stopped 38 shots. Prior to breaking for exams, New Hampshire plays host to Princeton University on Dec. 16. Game time at the Whittemore Center is 7 p.m.


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