The Wildcats fall to 8-3-1, 5-3-1. It was UNH’s first loss to the River Hawks since Nov. 19, 2005 (six meetings).
In a game that was a tale of two halves, it was all UMass-Lowell early. The River Hawks got on the board first as Jason DeLuca tallied an unassisted goal just 3:14 in. UMass-Lowell took that lead into the first intermission as it outshot the Wildcats 15-2.
Mass-Lowell extended its lead just 43 seconds into the second as Kory Falite potted an even-strength goal to make it 2-0 and struck again at 4:21 when Marc Roebothan off a rebound of a Mike Potacco shot.
The Wildcats cut into the lead as James vanRiemsdyk (Middletown, N.J.) made a nice catch to received a pass at the blue line from Brad Flaishans (Glendale, Ariz.), skated past one defender and riffled a shot that found the back of the net for the four-on-four goal. UNH closed the gap to 3-2 heading into the second intermission as Bobby Butler (Marlboro,
In a scoreless third period, the Wildcats had several chances to tie the game. Overall, UNH outshot UML 14-8 in the third but could not capitalize on two River Hawk penalties and an empty-net extra skater during the final 1:26.
UNH goaltender Kevin Regan (