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DeMontis Has 2 Goals in 5-5 OT Tie at UNH

DeMontis Has 2 Goals in 5-5 OT Tie at UNH

Snively Adds 3 Points

 

DURHAM, N.H.Robbie DeMontis had two goals and an assist and Joe Snively added a goal and three points as the No. 15 Yale Men's Hockey Team skated to a 5-5 OT tie with New Hampshire at the Whittemore Center.

This was a crazy contest with 10 goals on a combined 48 shots. According to Keith Allain, Yale's Malcolm G. Chace Head Coach, the goals may have come too easily for the Bulldogs (7-4-3), who held leads of 4-0 and 5-2 before the Wildcats (6-7-6) raced back. "I give them {UNH} a lot of credit for battling back," he said.

DeMontis and Kevin O'Neil (2 assists) had their hands on each of the first period tallies as the Elis grabbed a 3-0 lead by hitting the net over the last six minutes of the frame. Two of the three scores came off Bulldogs crashing the net and getting perfect feeds to tip past goalie Ty Taylor.

O'Neil set up DeMontis on the first before Ted Hart found blueliner Billy Sweezey blazing in from the point. Snively, who nearly took the water bottle off the net, one-timed an O'Neil crossing feed on a 4-on-3 to cap the opening period scoring.

The line of Snively-DeMontis-O'Neil combined for two goals and six points in the first period, and they were at it again early in the second as Snively set up Chandler Lindstrand (2 points) for a short-hander and a 4-0 lead. Then, after UNH climbed back to within a pair, DeMontis re-directed a Mitchell Smith pass for Yale's fifth and final tally.

The wild middle period included five goals, three of which were short-handers, and six penalties as the visitors held on to a 5-3 advantage.

Corbin Kaczperski got the start in the Yale net and made eight saves before Sam Tucker replaced him 2:36 into third with the score 5-4. Tucker, who gave up the equalizer but made some great saves down the stretch, finished with 11 stops.

 

BULLDOG BITES

The 2 goals and 3 points by DeMontis were both career-highs… The Bulldogs stay in New Hampshire tonight before heading to Maine to prepare for Monday night's game against the Bears at Portland… Yale defensemen Phil Kemp and Jack St. Ivany helped Team USA take Silver at the 2019 World Junior Championships after falling to Finland 3-2 tonight.

 

contact: Steve Conn, Yale Associate AD/Sports Publicity - steven.conn@yale.edu