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Allen Lessels' UNH Notebook: Split weekend leaves Wildcats at square one
Then the Black Bears escaped. They came up with three third-period goals, the last one into an empty net after UNH pulled its goalie, to turn a 2-1 deficit into a 4-2 win and a split of the home-and-home series between the teams.
If the postseason started today, the Wildcats would be the No. 6 seed in the Hockey East tournament and be assigned to play a single game, at home, against Merrimack in the first round of the league tournament. The winner would advance to a two-game quarterfinal series at No. 3 Providence.
The Wildcats still have plenty of time to improve their post-season lot.
They have eight regular-season games remaining, the first five at the Whittemore Center starting with a series against league newcomer Notre Dame on Friday night.
The Fighting Irish are 15-9-1 overall and 4-6-1 in the league.
The Huskies stopped Notre Dame, 4-0, on Friday night and the Fighting Irish won, 3-0, on Saturday night.
Notre Dame senior goalie Steve Summerhays stopped 36 shots on Saturday night for his fifth shutout. He leads the nation in that category and has a .923 save percentage and 2.01 goals against average.
FOOTBALL recruiting season continues in Durham. The Wildcats just completed their second official recruiting weekend with a third scheduled for next weekend in advance of the start of the national signing period on Feb. 5.
THE men’s and women’s basketball teams took on their newest league rivals in a doubleheader at UMass-Lowell on Sunday. The River Hawks are in their first year in America East and their first year as a Division I program across the board.
The men play Maine at 7, while the women are at Maine at the same time.
The women’s game will feature the first matchup between the Anderson sisters, guards out of Greene, Maine. Courtney is a junior who plays at Maine. Kristen is a UNH freshman.
MARYLAND comes to town to take on UNH in gymnastics on Saturday at 1 p.m. The Wildcats lost a dual meet at Pittsburgh on Saturday. Maryland will return to Durham for the EAGL championships, which will be hosted by UNH on March 22.