Men’s Hockey defeated by #15 UMass, 4-2

DURHAM, NH — Reed Lebster scored the winning goal for the Minutemen as the University of New Hampshire men’s ice hockey team fell 4-2 in 15th-ranked UMass on Friday night at the Whittemore Center.

The Wildcats fall to 3-10-1 (0-9-1 Hockey East) while the Minutemen advance to 6-5-1 (2-5-0 Hockey East).


  • The Wildcats will return when they travel to Worcester to take on Holy Cross on FloHockey on Saturday, November 26 at 7pm. The next home game is on Friday, December 2 at 7 p.m. on NESN+ and ESPN+ against Boston University. The game is Blue Out BU presented by Unitil. Go to or call the ticket office at (603) 862-4000 to see the most exciting family entertainment in New Hampshire.

Score: #15 UMass 4, New Hampshire 2
Records: UNH (3-10-1, 0-9-1 Hockey East); UMass (6-5-1, 2-5-0 Hockey East)
Location: Durham, NH (Whittemore Center)
Date: Friday 18 November 2022
Time: 19 o’clock
Participation: 4,506



  • The Wildcats went 1-0 up at 1:07 of the first period on the power play as elder defenders Kale Eriksson (Leksand, Sweden) forwarded a passport freshman forward Cy LeClerc (Brentwood, NH), who then ripped a shot to the top right corner of the net. Second defender Colton Hurd (Foothill Ranch, California) also provided an assist.

  • The Wildcats made it 2-0 at 17:52 of the first period as junior forward Nick Cafarelli (Middleton, Mass.) sent a puck straight from a faceoff to the senior forward Ryan Black (Pomfret, Conn.), who then shot the puck to the lower right corner of the glove side and buried it in the back of the net.

  • At 2:53 of the second period, the Minutemen scored their first goal of the night when Kenny Connors fired a shot into the back left corner of the net. Scott Morrow and Cole O’Hara each recorded an assist.
  • The Minutemen made it 2-2 at 3:24 of the second period when Ryan Sullivan sent a wrist shot that sent a goal post down. Elliott McDermott and Matt Koopman both provided assists.
  • At 6:24 of the second period, UMass took the lead when Lebster scored the third goal of the game for the Connors-backed and Cal Kiefiuk-backed Minutemen.
  • At 3:48 p.m., the Minutemen advanced to a 4-2 lead when Ryan Lautenbach fired a one-timer and hit the top right corner of the net, assisted by Ryan Ufko and Cameron Michael.


  • Senior goalkeeper David Fessen (Parker, Colorado) recorded 21 saves while Luke Pavicich had 35 to secure the win.
  • UNH passed UMass, 37-25.
  • The Wildcats and Minutemen both led 3-1 on the power play.


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