Men’s Hockey Skates Past Army, 2-1



    STORRS, CONN. (Dec. 4) --
    The University of Connecticut men’s hockey team captured its second win out of its last three games with a 2-1 decision over Army in Atlantic Hockey action on Saturday night at the Freitas Ice Forum. With the victory, the Huskies move their record to 3-10-1 on the year (2-4-0 AHA) and the Black Knights fall to 2-9-2 on the season (1-7-2 AHA).

    UConn jumped out to a 1-0 lead at the 11:29 mark in the opening period as junior Ryan Palmer (Groton, Mass.) flicked a quick wrist shot from the top of the right faceoff circle for his first goal as a Husky off a feed from senior Beau McLaughlin (Virginia Beach, Va.) and sophomore Bill Magnuson (Rochdale, Mass.).

    In the second, Magnuson added the second Connecticut goal when his shot from 20 feet out beat Army netminder Treye Kettwick 15:54 into the stanza, with assists going to freshman John Burns (Sandwich, Mass.) and sophomore Eric Helstedt (Minot, N.D.).

    Chad Fifield cut the deficit to one for Army at 2:45 in the third on a pass from Luke Flicek and Bryce Hollweg, but UConn sophomore goaltender Scott Tomes (Windham, N.H.) held off the Black Knights, making a total of 28 saves and picking up his first victory of the season. Kettwick stopped 21 shots in net for Army.

    The Huskies return to action on Wednesday, Dec. 8, when the team travels to Worcester, Mass., for a 7:30 p.m. matchup against Holy Cross.