Junior forward John Hayden scored a pair of goals, including the winner 6:31 into the third period as the 15th-ranked Yale men’s hockey team halted a three-game skid, pulling out a 3-2 win over 11th-ranked Boston University in New Haven Friday night.
It was the Bulldogs’ first victory over BU since Dec. 8, 1982 — a 4-1 win at Walter Brown Arena — ending a 7-0-2 streak for the Terriers that included a 3-2 triumph in last year’s NCAA regional in Manchester, N.H.
“Our guys needed a win,” said Yale coach Keith Allain. “We certainly earned it, we’ve been working hard all week.
“Margins are so small, and our fourth line helped pushed us over tonight.”
With BU freshman Ryan Cloonan off for a five-minute boarding major and subsequent game misconduct at 18:13 of the second period, Hayden converted the power-play chance to put Yale (6-4-2) on top, 2-1. He added his second in the third on a 3 on 2 to make it 3-1.
BU (8-6-3) closed within 3-2 on freshman Bobo Carpenter’s strike on the man advantage with 4:30 remaining. Alex Lyon (27 saves) denied the Terriers the rest of the way.
Merrimack 3, UConn 3 (OT) — The 19th-ranked Warriors (6-4-5, 2-3-5 Hockey East) rallied with three third-period goals, including a go-ahead tally from Justin Hussar at 16:23, but Joseph Masonius scored two minutes later as the Huskies (5-10-1, 3-7-1) earned the tie in Hartford.
Union 4, UMass 3 (OT) — Sebastian Vidmar scored with nine seconds left in overtime as the Dutchmen (6-6-4) denied the Minutemen (6-8-4) in Amherst. Union built a 3-1 second-period cushion but UMass rallied in the final period on tallies from Ray Pigozzi (2 goals) and Shane Walsh (team-leading 12th).
Vermont 4, St. Lawrence 0 — Freshman Packy Munson made 30 saves in his first career start and sophomores Kevin Irwin and Jarrid Privitera each registered a goal and an assist as the Catamounts (5-10-1) shut the door on the 13th-ranked Saints (9-5-2) in Burlington.
New Hampshire 6, Dartmouth 3 — Senior Dan Correale triggered a four-goal first period, scoring on a wraparound 7:43 in and sophomore linemate Andrew Poturalski struck for his 15th and 16th goals of the season as the Wildcats (6-6-4) topped the Big Green (3-7-1) in Durham. Maxim Gaudreault added two goals for UNH.