UNH comes up short in Hockey East Semifinal

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The TD Garden was the scene for the 2011 Hockey East semi final match up between UNH and Merrimack College.

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Blake Kessel (#20) started the evening off on a good note for the Wildcats netting a goal 35 seconds into the game. However after review it was determined that UNH was offsides

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UNH’s Stevie Moses (#22) scored the only Wildcat goal on the evening

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A team effort for the Wildcats’s as Connor Hardowa (#2), Mike Beck (#25), Jeff Silengo (#18) and Matt Digirolamo (#30) attempt to keep the puck out of the net

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Merrimack’s Elliott Sheen watches the puck get by Matt Digirolamo (#30). Sheen had a big night scoring two goals.

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UNH’s Paul Thompson (#17) attempts to put the puck in the net against Merrimack goalie Joe Cannata.

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UNH Goalie Matt Digirolamo (#30) and Matt Campanale (#24) block out Merrimack’s Jesse Todd. Both Todd and Campanale had assists on the evening.

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UNH coach Dick Umile calls for adjustments as the Wildcats just couldn’t seem to find their groove

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UNH goalie Matt Digirolamo (#30) stopped 31 of 34 shots by Merrimack

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Stevie Moses fights his way away from Merrimack’s Kyle Bigos (#3)

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UNH’s Austin Block (#3) falls to the ice after being tripped by Merrimack’s mystery player. Okay not what happened by still like this shot.

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Merrimack goalie Joe Cannata (#35) had a nice game saving 30 of 31 shots on the night

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Connor Hardowa (#2) shows determination in stopping the attempted shot by Merrimack’s Rhett Bly

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UNH’s Mike Sislo (#19) and Merrimack’s Stephane Da Costa tie up as the game got closer

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UNH goalie Matt Digirolamo’s body language says it all. It was a frustrating night for the Wildcats who couldn’t get any momentum going after scoring the games first goal

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Merrimack College went on to beat the Wildcats 4-1 advancing to the Hockey East final against Boston College

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These teams could have another potential face off as both UNH and Merrimack have been paired in the Northeast Region of the NCAA D1 Ice Hockey Championship. The Wildcats received the 4th seed and will square off against the #1 seed Miami (Ohio) at 4pm on Saturday, March 26th. The game will air live on ESPN U.

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