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UNH ices Dartmouth skaters
Matt Willows celebrates his goal in front of Dartmouth's Rick Pinkston(7) and goalie Charles Grant in the first period of The Riverstone Cup game at the Verizon Wireless Arena Saturday. UNH won 4-2. (MARK BOLTON/UNION LEADER)
Kevin Goumas put in his second goal of the game with 33.3 seconds left to seal it.
UNH won its fourth straight game and improved to 13-10-5. Dartmouth fell to 3-12-2.
Dartmouth sophomore Charles Grant stopped 28 shots.
It's all about the ECAC for Dartmouth now. The Big Green are 2-8-0 in their league and play Colgate on Friday and Cornell on Saturday, both at home.The Wildcats play a couple more games against an ECAC team next weekend. Union, 13-4-3, is in for contests on Friday and Saturday.The following weekend, Maine is at UNH on Friday night and teams turn around and play on Saturday night at Maine.
The Wildcats weren't done yet.
Sophomore Brad Schierhorn shot from the top of the left faceoff circle and beat DeSmith along the ice just 1:07 into the game.
Kevin Goumas tied it less than half a minute later. Freshman defenseman Dylan Maller put a shot off the boards that went behind the net and came out the other side to Goumas, who knocked the puck in.
Matt Willows notched his 12th goal of the season to give UNH the lead at the midpoint of the period. Willows deflected Eric Knodel's power play bid from out front past Grant.
The Wildcats had several good chances to expand on their lead in the second period, but could not get a shot past Grant.