Nov. 3, 2012
NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y. - The University of Connecticut men's hockey team fell at Niagara, 5-0, on Saturday night and dropped its overall record to 0-4-1 (0-3-0 AHA). UConn was blanked for the second straight night after falling on Friday, 3-0. Niagara improved to 3-2-4 (3-0-0 AHA).
Senior goaltender Garrett Bartus finished with 36 saves. Niagara goaltender Carsen Chubak earned the shutout with 26 stops.
Giancarlo Iuorio notched two goals and an assist for Niagara on Saturday after tallying three goals on Friday.
Neither team scored in the opening 20 minutes before Ryan Murphy put Niagara ahead, 1-0, at 9:40.
The Huskies had two excellent opportunities to even and take the lead in the last two minutes of the second period with Brant Harris hitting the post and missing from right in front on the power play. The Purple Eagles and Iourio made UConn pay with their second goal of the night with no time remaining on the clock.
Niagara added three third-period goals to close out the scoring at 5-0.
Connecticut will host Sacred Heart on Friday, November 9 at 7:05 p.m. at the Mark Edward Freitas Ice Forum. Tickets are available at UConnhuskies.com or by calling 1-877-AT-UCONN.