Feb. 21, 2014
The Black Knights finished 2-for-4 on the power play including the game-winner by C.J. Reuschlein at 2:18 in the third period, his 11th of the year. Army’s Willie Faust scored a pair of goals while Kyle Vogel scored his first of the season in the win.
UConn came out quick and scored twice in the first 12 minutes of play. Freshman Brent Norris (
The Huskies made it 2-0 at 11:36 as sophomore Shawn Pauly (
Army’s Vogel cut the UConn lead in half at 12:28 when he snuck a wrist shot from the blue line past senior goaltender Matt Grogan (
Faust made it 3-2 Army at 7:17 in the second, his second of the, night finishing off a rebound from Andrew O’Leary. The Huskies tied the scored at 11:40 as junior Trevor Gerling (Seattle, Wash.) benefited from action in front of the net. Junior Jacob Poe (
The Huskies got a five-minute power play opportunity at 15:02 in the period as Army’s Clint Carlisle was called for a boarding major. The Huskies failed to capitalize, getting just two shots on Gahagen as the Black Knights killed it off. Army struck for the game-winner just 2:18 into the third as Reuschlein converted on the power play.
Joe Kozlak made a nifty play in tight, shuffling a centering pass to Reushclein who buried it in the upper right corner for the game-winner. The Huskies rang off 15 of their 45 shots in the third period but couldn’t solve Gahagen as the rookie netminder notched his first career victory.
The Huskies held a 45-27 edge on shots but were 0-of-3 on the power play. Grogan made 23 saves in taking the loss.
Prior to the game, senior Grogan, Harris, Latta and Sims were honored, along with their families, for their contributions to the UConn men’s hockey program. Friday marked the final regular season home game for the four graduating seniors.
Harris picked up and assist on the night and now has 107 career points, tying the UConn Division I career scoring record held by Cole Koidahl (2003-07 – 41g/65a/107). Harris has 52 goals and 55 assists in his career.
UConn and Army will be back at it tomorrow night from Tate Rink in