The University of New Hampshire hockey team added to its tie collection on Friday night against Connecticut.
Wildcats freshman Jackson Pierson’s scored at 7:30 of the third period to tie the game at 2-2 and the teams didn’t score again, including the five-minute overtime, in a Hockey East deadlock at the XL Center in Hartford.
The teams will play again tonight (7 p.m.) at the Whittemore Center in Durham.
The tie was UNH’s second straight and eighth of the season, a school record. The ‘Cats are 8-8-8 overall, 4-5-5 in the conference. The tie allowed seventh-place UNH (13 points) to widen its lead over Maine (11). The Black Bears lost at home to UMass on Friday night.
UConn is 2-10-1 in Hockey East, 7-14-2 overall.
UNH goalie Mike Robinson, of Bedford, made 23 saves, to 29 for Adam Huska of UConn.
Defenseman Max Gildon’s power-play goal in the first period gave UNH a 1-0 lead. But the Huskies’ Alexander Payusov scored two straight goals, his 12th and 13th of the season, to put the hosts ahead 2-1 early in the third.
Dartmouth 4, St. Lawrence 1: At Thompson Arena in Hanover, sophomore Quin Foreman scored a pair of goals, the second one his team-leading ninth of the season.
The Big Green, who outshot the Saints 51-13, improved to 7-4-1 in the ECAC, 8-9-2 overall. They are in a three-way tie for second place in the league with Yale and Quinnipiac, all with 15 points behind leader Cornell (17 points).
Colin Rutherford and Alex Jasiek also scored for Dartmouth.
Dartmouth plays a big game tonight (7 p.m.) at home against No. 10 Clarkson (14 points), which lost at Harvard (14 points) on Friday night.