Feb. 22, 2013
WEST POINT, N.Y. – The University of Connecticut men’s ice hockey team grabbed a 3-2 lead heading into the first intermission and held on for a 4-3 win at the United States Military Academy on Friday night at Tate Rink. The Huskies, who trailed 2-1 at the 12:29 mark of the first, improved to 15-13-3 overall and 12-10-2 in Atlantic Hockey.
Freshman Shawn Pauly (Bellingham, Wash.) and junior Brant Harris (Estevan, Sask.) each scored twice for UConn in the win. Harris gave Connecticut a 3-2 lead at the 15:13 mark of the first and netted the eventual game-winning goal on a power play with his 12th of the season at the 6:27 mark of the second.
Senior Sean Ambrosie (xxx) recorded his 100th career point with an assist on Harris' game-winner.
Pauly lit the lamp for the first score of the game 5:21 into the first. The Black Knights (7-16-5, 7-11-5) battled back with goals by Brian Schultz and Andy Starczewski to take a 2-1 lead. Starczewski’s goal was scored on the power play and came just two and a half minutes after Schultz found the back of the net.
Senior Matt Grogan (Gilbert, Ariz.) made 32 saves to earn the victory, while his counterpart Rob Tadazak stopped 16 shots as UConn was outshot by Army, 35-20. Grogan came away with 12 saves on 12 shots faced in the third period to save the victory.
The Black Knights went 2-for-5 on the power play as Willie Faust trimmed the Huskies’ lead to 4-3 with a power play score with less than three minutes to play in the second.
Sophomore Trevor Gerling (Seattle, Wash.) picked up three assists for Connecticut.
UConn and Army will go at it again tomorrow night with a 7:05 pm face-off.