Feb. 10, 2013
WATERTOWN, Mass. - Behind two goals from junior Brant Harris, the UConn men's hockey team took two points from Bentley at the John. A. Ryan Skating Center in Watertown, Mass. with a 4-1 victory on Sunday night. The Huskies moved into a tie for seventh in the Atlantic Hockey Association Standings.
Sunday's game was postponed from Friday night due to the inclement weather. The two teams will finish the season series on Monday in Storrs at 7:05 p.m.
With the victory, UConn moved to 12-12-3 (9-9-2 AHA) while Bentley dropped to 11-14-1 (9-10-1 AHA).
Senior Matt Grogan stopped 10 shots in each period for his sixth 30-save performance in 10 starts this season. Grogan improved to 7-2-2 and leads the AHA with a 1.70 goals against average and a .947 save percentage.
The UConn power play scored for the fifth straight game, the longest streak of the season. UConn is converting at 15.2% on the season after going 1-for-32 (3.1) to start the season.
Freshman Kyle Huson and senior captain Sean Ambrosie scored in the second to take a 2-0 lead. Following a Bentley goal late in the second, junior assistant captain Brant Harris tallied two third period goals to close out the scoring.
Huson notched his first collegiate goal 1:59 into the second period. Classmate Shawn Pauly and sophomore Cody Sharib assisted on the play. The assists were the eighth and fifth of the season for Pauly and Sharib, respectively.
Ambrosie gave UConn the 2-0 lead in the second period with his seventh goal of the season. Ambrosie leads the Huskies with 21 points on the season. He was assisted by classmate Evan Carriere
and freshman Joey Ferriss
. Ferriss notched the first point of his collegiate career on the play.
Bentley cut the UConn lead to one with a goal by the AHA's leading scorer Brett Gensler at 15:52 of the second period.
Connecticut finished off the game with two goals by Harris, including a power-play strike at 2:29 that was assisted by classmates Billy Latta and Jordan Sims. Harris tallied his second of the game and team-leading ninth of the season at 12:44 to close out the scoring at 4-1.
Harris now has eight goals and eight assists in the last 14 games after tallying just one goal and one assist in the first 13 contests of the season.
Bentley won the opening game of the season series back in November, 3-1. UConn will look to win the season series with a victory at home on Monday night at 7:05 p.m.