Junior Kohei Sato doubled his career goal output, scoring twice to help the University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team past Miami, 6-2, in the Wildcats’ seaon opener on Friday night in Oxford, Ohio.
Sato and sophomore Jackson Pierson each scored twice, and Benton Maass and Charlie Kelleher also lit the lamp as UNH outshot Miami 34-20. Kelleher added two assists.
Junior goalie Mike Robinson of Bedford made 18 saves for the Wildcats, who continue their weekend series tonight at Cady Arena.
UNH women, 2-0
Ellie Sasaki and Jada Christian scored the goals and sophomore goalie Ava Boutillier stopped 23 shots as the University of New Hampshire women’s hockey team blanked Connecticut 2-0 in a Hockey East opener on Friday night in Storrs, Conn.
The Wildcats (2-1-1 overall), host Boston University today at 3 p.m. at the Whittemore Center in Durham.