Men's Hockey Blanked By UMass, 3-0

AMHERST, Mass. -- The University of Massachusetts senior goaltender Markus Helanen (Vantaa, Finland) made 28 saves en route to his second shutout of the season defeating No. 3 New Hampshire, 3-0, Saturday night at the Mullins Center.

Senior Jeff Turner (Saginaw, Mich.) scored a power play goal at 14:18 of the first period with assists from Samuli Jalkanen (Helsinki, Finland) and sophomore Tim Turner (Saginaw, Mich.) to give the Minutemen a 1-0 lead.

After a scoreless second period, Martin Miljko (Etobicoke, Ontario) recieved a cross ice pass from Jay Shaw (Cranston, R.I.) and Darcy King (Barrie, Ontario) to extend UMass' lead at 7:38 of the third period. Tim Turner recieved a pass from Helanen and skated the length of the ice to score his sixth goal of the season and give UMass a 3-0 lead with 9:11 remaining in the game.

The win improves the Minutemen to 3-3-1 overall and 3-1-0 in Hockey East, while New Hampshire falls to 5-2-1 overall and 1-1-0 in Hockey East. The shutout marks the first time in 67 all-time meetings that UMass has shutout UNH.

The Minutemen return to action next weekend, Nov. 10 and 11, when they travel to the University of Nebraska-Omaha for a weekend series.

 


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