Willows' hat trick lifts UNH
UNH swept the weekend series against the Mavericks and won its third straight game overall to up its record to 12-10-1.
The Wildcats scored two power-play goals for the third straight game.
They were 0-for-5 on the power play before Willows scored one to tie the game at 2-2 with 6:14 to play. Kevin Goumas and Nick Sorkin had assists.
Casey DeSmith, a junior from Rochester, made 26 saves for the win.
The Mavericks took a 2-1 lead on a Ryan Walters four-on-three power play goal 3:21 into the third period.
Penalties on Dalton Speelman and Justin Agosta with 32 seconds to go in the period left UNH facing a two-man power play for two minutes. A slashing penalty on Goumas as the period ended added to the problems.
As they did on Friday night, the Mavericks struck first.
Josh Archibald, who had two goals on Friday, threw the puck on net from a tough angle to DeSmith's left and it went off the glove of UNH defender Brett Pesce and into the net as he tried to knock it away.
On Friday night, UNH answered the Maverick goal with a couple of Eric Knodel power play goals. On Saturday, Thompson stopped all six first-period shots he saw.
The Wildcats, who scored on two of their first three power play chances on Friday, came up empty on four power plays in the second period.