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Jenson’s goal, assist help Wildcats edge B.C., 3-2

By UNH Athletic Communications - | Jan 15, 2022

Nikolai Jenson had a goal and an assist to help UNH to a 3-2 win over Boston College on Friday night. (Photo courtesy of UNH Athletics)

DURHAM – Sophomore defenseman Nikolai Jenson (Cold Spring, Minn.) notched a goal and an assist for two points as the University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team defeated No. 20 Boston College, 3-2, on Friday at the Whittemore Center.

The Wildcats improve to 10-10-1 (4-7-1 Hockey East) and the Eagles fall to 10-7-3 (5-5-2 Hockey East).

Freshman defenseman Colton Huard (Foothill Ranch, Calif.) continued his point streak, scoring his second goal in as many games, and senior captain defenseman Will MacKinnon (Plymouth, Mich.) posted the game-winning goal.

Boston College struck first while on the power play at 3:32 of the second period. Marc MacLaughlin found a rebound on top of the crease and put it past senior goalie Mike Robinson (Bedford, N.H.).

UNH evened the score at 15:23 of the second period when Jensen threw the puck towards the crease from the corner, off a defender, and through Henry Wilder. Senior forward Joseph Cipollone (Purchase, N.Y.) and junior defenseman Kalle Eriksson (Leksand, Sweden) posted assists on the goal.

The Wildcats took a 2-1 lead 1:54 into the third period thanks to a goal from Huard. He found the puck at the right point, danced around a defender, toe dragged, and wristed it home past Wilder from the slot. Cipollone and freshman defenseman Alex Gagne (Bedford, N.H.) were credited with assists on the score.

MacKinnon scored an empty net goal the length of the ice with 1:48 left in the third period, giving the Wildcats a 3-1 lead. Jenson had the assist.

Boston College scored to make it 3-2 with 18 seconds left in the game when a one-timer from the point was tipped in front by McLaughlin.

The Wildcats and Eagles will conclude their home-and-home series on Saturday, at Conte Forum in Chestnut Hill, Mass., at 7 p.m. on College SportsLive.

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