UNH Hockey sweeps weekend series against Providence College

In front of a packed Whittemore Center house of 6500 plus fans the University of New Hampshire Men’s hockey team completed a weekend sweep over Providence College with a 5-1 win Saturday evening.

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Senior Captain Mike Sislo (#19) leads the celebration as the Wildcats strung together a four goal second period

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Sophomore Austin Block (#3) fights for the puck. Block scored one of four UNH goals in the second period.

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Senior Paul Thompson (#17) slides his way into Providence College goalie Alex Beaudry (#35) never taking his eyes off the puck

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Tempers flailed between UNH and Providence College as they finished their home at home weekend in Durham, New Hampshire

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UNH goalie Matt DiGirolamo (#30) and Sophomore defenseman Connor Hardowa (#2) block the line of the incoming puck.

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Junior Blake Kessel (#20) gets tied up fighting for possession with Providence College Right Wing Matt Germain (#25) against the glass

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Sophomore Dalton Speelman (#10) and Senior Paul Thompson (#17) attempt to drop the puck in the net against Providence College goalie Alex Beaudry (#35)

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Sophomore George Burke (#26) skates past the Wildcat bench. Burke scored UNH’s fourth goal on the night.

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Senior Paul Thompson (#17) skates past the Providence College defenders. Thompson scored his team leading 20th goal and had an assist on the night.

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Matt Campanale (#24), John Henrion (#16) and Damon Kipp (#4) celebrate one of Wildcats five goals on the night.

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The puck in the glove was a familiar site as UNH goalie Matt DiGirolamo (#30) made 37 saves on the night.

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Junior Blake Kessel (#20) watches the puck hit the corner as he pushes it out of against Providence College Right Wing Ben Farrer

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UNH Sophomore Dalton Speelman (#10) shields the puck into the boards. Speelman had a productive night scoring a goal and adding an assist.

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Sophomore John Henrion (#16) scored UNH’s fifth goal of the night. It was Henrion’s 15th goal of the season.

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Senior captain Mike Sislo (#19) looks on as the Wildcats continued their strong offensive presence scoring five goals for the second straight night. Sislo recorded his team leading 23rd assist.

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Paul Thompson is one point shy of 100 for his career. He will become the third granite stater in UNH history to hit the century mark.

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UNH Sophomore Dalton Speelman (#10) blocks the line sight of Providence goalie Alex Beaudry (#35)

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UNH drops the puck again at the Whittemore Center for a Friday and Saturday match up against the University of Maine. Friday’s game start at 7:30pm and Saturday’s at 7pm, both can be seen on NESN.

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