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Huskies Drop Season Opener at Bowling Green, 2-1

Brant Harris started the season with a power-play goal.

Oct. 7, 2011

Box Score

The UConn men's hockey team opened the 2011-12 regular season at Bowling Green and fell, 2-1. Sophomore wing Brant Harris scored Connecticut's only goal on the power play in the second period. Junior Garrett Bartus recorded 37 saves in the losing effort.

UConn will play five straight games on the road and will not return host a game at Freitas Ice Forum until October 27 at Holy Cross.

Tonight's game was all about the special teams as Bowling Green netted two power-play goals with the Huskies tallying one goal with the man advantage.

Bowling Green took the lead 3:29 into the game with a power-play strike from Ryan Carpenter. BGSU forward Bryce Williamson made it 2-0 at 15:49.

Bowling Green held a commanding edge in shots in the opening period leading the Huskies, 12-3, after 20 minutes.

Connecticut cut the deficit in half with Harris' power-play strike at 3:45 of the second stanza. He was assisted on the play by junior captain Sean Ambrosie. The Huskies were outshot in the second 13-9 and trailed 25-12 in shots after 40 minutes.

The third period saw UConn gain three power plays but the Huskies were unable to score on four shots with the extra man.

The two teams will play again tomorrow night beginning at 7:05 p.m. Live stats and live audio can be found at