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February 23. 2013 7:57PM

Men's Hockey: UNH knots UVM

Casey DeSmith of Rochester turned aside 30 shots to lift the fifth-ranked University of New Hampshire men's hockey team to Saturday afternoon's 1-1 overtime tie with the University of Vermont at Gutterson Fieldhouse in Burlington, Vt., in Hockey East action.

UNH moves to 17-8-5 overall with a 12-7-4 mark in Hockey East. Vermont is now 10-15-5 overall, 7-11-5 HEA. The Wildcats take over sole possession of first place with 28 points in league play.

Trailing by a goal in the second period, New Hampshire tied the game at 1-1 with a power play tally at 8:53. Trevor van Riemsdyk fired a shot from the top of the point that hit a Vermont defender on its way into the net. Eric Knodel and Grayson Downing assisted on the goal.

Vermont took its 1-0 lead just 56 seconds into the second period. Jacob Fallon fired a puck from between the circles that beat DeSmith high, glove side. Chris McCarthy and Kyle Reynolds assisted.

In a fast-paced open third period, neither team was able to crack the scoreboard. The Wildcats had numerous chances including a Connor Hardowa shot that clanged the pipe just inside of the 11-minute mark, and a grade A bid by Austin Block just before time expired in regulation.

The Wildcats controlled play in overtime recording the only three shots on goal during the extra time.

DeSmith made double-digit saves in the second and third periods and moves to 16-6-5 on the season. UVM's Brody Hoffman stopped 21 shots and is now 10-15-5 on the season. Vermont held a 31-22 shot advantage in the game.

The Wildcats were 1-for-4 on the power play. UVM was 0-1 in the extra-man.



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