Dartmouth blanked by New Hampshire

Dartmouth blanked by New Hampshire

DURHAM, N.H. – Three goals in the first five minutes and 28 seconds helped New Hampshire get off to a start that would never be matched by the Dartmouth men's hockey team Saturday night at the Whittemore Center as the home team picked up a 4-0 win.
 
Angus Crookshank scored the first two goals at 1:43 and 4:08, respectively, of the first period with Max Gildon netting the third at 5:28.
 
That early surge was the difference and chased freshman netminder Justin Ferguson from the goal with Adrian Clark coming in to finish the game for the Big Green (4-5-1).
 
The Wildcats (4-7-5) scored again just 57 seconds into the second period when Liam Blackburn snuck the only shot of the game past Clark, who finished with 20 saves.
 
"I felt bad for Fergy (Jeff Ferguson)," Koenig Family Head Coach Bob Gaudet '81 said. "It wasn't his fault. As a team, we were not good at the start of tonight's game, and they capitalized on it.
 
"Hockey is a funny game. We spotted them early and couldn't find a way back out of it," Gaudet continued. "It's a game that you can learn from your past, but sometimes it's better to have amnesia. We just have to move on and look ahead to the next game."
 
The UNH netminder Mike Robinson turned aside 30 shots in earning his first shutout. It was the first time this season that Dartmouth had failed to find the back of the net.
 
It was another night where the Green and White seemed to control play, out-attempting the home team, 59-39, and finishing with a 30-26 edge in shots on goal. But the tallies that matter most never came as Wildcats swept the home-and-home series from their Granite State counterparts.
 
Dartmouth will play one more game before the break, traveling to take on Boston University next Friday night at 7:30 p.m. at Agganis Arena.