BOSTONSophomore forward Trevor Smith (North Vancouver, B.C.) netted two goals for the No. 3 ranked University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team as they tied No. 6 ranked Boston University, 3-3, in Hockey East action on Saturday night at Agganis Arena.
    The Wildcats now own a 22-6-2 overall record and a 17-4-2 in Hockey East play while the Terriers hold a 17-5-9, 12-4-8 in conference play.
    Smith gave the Wildcats a 1-0 lead on a power play goal, late into the first period marking his 18th on the season. Brad Flaishans (Glendale, Ariz.) took the initial shot from the right point which bounced off BU goalie John Curry giving the Wildcats a loose rebound in the crease where Smith was able to beat Curry blocker side. Jerry Pollastrone (Revere, Mass.) was credited with the assist.
    Smith advanced UNH’s lead to 2-0 with a one timer over the shoulder of Curry. Pollastrone took the puck up the boards passing it to Smith in the slot. Smith has had 10 multi-point games this season. Matt Fornataro (Calgary Alb.) was credited with the secondary assist.
    With 15:17 left in the second, Mike Radja (Yorkville, Ill.) took a faceoff from the left circle passing it back to Kevin Kapstad (Boxboro, Mass.) at the blue line. Kapstad took a slap shot and beat Curry, giving the Wildcats a 3-0 advantage. This is Kapstad’s fourth goal of the season.
    Peter McArthur got the Terriers onto the scoreboard scoring off with a shot from the left crease beating Regan glove side making the score 3-1. Tom Morrow and Bryan Ewing were credited with the assists on the goal.
    Kenny Roche netted the Terriers second goal of the period on a shot from the right crease. Regan thought he had made the save but the puck got lost between his pads trickling into the net making the score 3-2 14:39 into the second period.
    The Wildcats could not keep their lead for long as Boston University tied the score 3-3 at the beginning of the third period on a slap shot taken by Peter McArthur from the blueline at 16:08. The puck bounced off the post on the glove side of Regan and into the net. Matt Gilroy was credited with the assist.
    Junior netminder Kevin Regan (South Boston, Mass.) totaled 28 saves in UNH’s second tie of the season against BU. He made 11 saves in the opening period, while Curry stopped 43 Wildcat shots on the night, including 14 in the third and seven in overtime. UNH outshot BU, 46 to 31 on the night, including a 7-0 advantage in overtime.
    The Wildcats return to action next Friday, February 23 at the Whittemore Center to cap off the regular season series against Providence College. The game will be televised on NHPTV at 7:00.
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