UNH spotted Yale four goals before scoring the final three of the contest in a wild 5-5 tie in NCAA men's hockey play Saturday night at the Whittemore Center in Durham.

Trailing 5-2, the Wildcats got a shorthanded goal from Brendan van Riemsdyk, his second of the game, at 12:57 to close the gap to two. Then Eric Esposito scored at 2:36, and Justin Fregona tied it at 8:42.

Yale took a 4-0 lead early in the second period on goals from Chandler Lindstrand, Joe Snively, Billy Sweezey and Robbie DeMontis. Justin Pearson of Nashua, who played at Bishop Guertin High School, assisted on Snively's power-play tally at 17:11 of the first.

Van Riemsdyk's power-play goal at 5:22 of the second got UNH on the board, and Anthony Wyse scored shorthanded at 9:43 to halve the deficit. DeMontis scored his second of the game to put Yale ahead 5-2 at 12:12 of the second.

Ty Taylor started in net for UNH and allowed four goals on 10 shots. Mike Robinson of Bedford relieved and allowed only one goal, making 13 saves.

The Wildcats are now 6-7-6. Yale is 7-4-3. UNH visits Boston University on Friday and hosts Boston College next Saturday.