Dec. 6, 2013
The Huskies (5-5-2, 4-2-1 AHA) came into Friday night’s team as the least penalized team in the nation (7.0 pim/g) but were whistled for eight penalties on the evening. The UConn special teams were up to the task, killing off all eight
Niagara (3-10-1, 3-3-1 AHA) held a 32-29 edge on shots but UConn goaltender Matt Grogan (
Sophomore Joey Ferriss (
The Purple Eagles tied the game at 1-1 at 12:49 in the second as Phil Nasca won a battle in front of the net for his first goal of the season. Brock Edwards looked for a wrap-around but was denied while Nasca chopped away until stuffing one home to knot the game.
UConn answered back and pulled back in front for good at 16:49 on Pauly’s fourth of the season. Freshman Brent Norris (
Pauly would set up the Huskies final goal and just before a power play was set to expire. The sophomore forward put a perfect pass on the tape of Gerling at the left post who buried it with two seconds to spare on the power play for a 3-1 lead.
It looked as the Huskies would skate out with a 3-1 victory with
The Huskies will look for the AHA series sweep on Saturday afternoon when they again play host to the Purple Eagles. The puck will drop at 4:05 pm at Freitas Ice Forum. Fans can listen to all the action live on WHUS 91.7 FM.