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    UConn Rallies For 4-3 Victory at AIC

    UCONNHUSKIESDOTCOM Matt Grogan stopped 20-straight shots to earn his first career victory.
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    Matt Grogan stopped 20-straight shots to earn his first career victory.
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    Feb. 26, 2011

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    Storrs, Conn. - After falling behind 3-0 in the first period, the UConn men's hockey team rallied for a 4-3 victory against AIC in Springfield, Mass. Senior Andrew Olson tallied his second game-winning goal in as many games and sophomore goaltender Matt Grogan came on in relief midway through the first to earn the victory.

    With the win, UConn improves to 13-17-4 (13-12-2 AHA) while AIC falls to 7-22-1 (7-19-1 AHA).

    Down 3-0 in the first period, UConn started the rally with a power-play goal from freshman Brant Harris at 15:56 of the first period. Harris was assisted by Brad Cooper and Sean Ambrosie.

    Junior Corey Jendras made it 3-2 just 1:12 into the second period. Jendras took passes from Stevie Bergin and Miles Winter.

    Connecticut completed the comeback with a power-play goal from junior forward Marcello Ranallo at 18:44. Ambrosie earned his second assist of the game on the play.

    Olson gave UConn the dramatic victory with his team-leading 14th goal at 10:50 of the final period. He was assisted by linemates Billy Latta and Justin Hernandez. Latta earned his 15th assist with Hernandez tallying his eighth helper of the year.

     

     

    After allowing three goals in 9:02, UConn pulled Garrett Bartus for Grogan. Grogan shut out the Yellow Jackets for the remaining 51 minutes to earn his first career victory.

    With the victories this weekend, UConn swept the season series with the AIC. Connecticut earned a bye into the quarterfinals of the Atlantic Hockey Tournament and will wait to see who they play following the opening round games next weekend. UConn will be off until March 11.

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