Freshman forward Liam Devlin notched two goals and an assist, helping UNH past Clarkson 5-1 in a nonconference hockey game Saturday night at the Whittemore Center in Durham.
The Wildcats, who had 11 players on either the injured or COVID-19 protocol list, also received a goal and three assists from another freshman defenseman Colton Huard, to improve to 9-1-1 overall. Clarkson dropped to 9-7-4.
UNH goalie Mike Robinson, of Bedford, stopped 18 shots, allowing just a Jordan Robert tally with 5:14 remaining. With 36 seconds to play, Robinson gave way to sophomore Jake Moniz, who stopped two shots.
Devlin’s first goal broke a scoreless tie at 13:12 of the second period. He skated up the middle, cut to the left faceoff circle, and shot the puck low past Clarkson goalie Ethan Haider.
Huard extended the lead to 2-0 at 5:16 of the third period.
, firing a wrist shot through traffic past Haider.
The Wildcats are scheduled to play a home-and-home series with Boston College next weekend, with Friday’s game in Durham.