Shaw scores twice and Senkbeil nets his first as Cats beat UNH

The Catamounts won for the first time in nearly a month as they beat the University of New Hampshire Wildcats by a final score of 5-2.

UNH opened the scoring with a power play goal early in the second, but the Cats came right back as first-year Anthony Petruzzelli scored his first goal since coming back from a head injury.

Sophomore Brady Shaw was the hero of the night, scoring twice, including once on the power play that tilted the ice in the Cats favor. His second goal proved to be the winning goal.

Shaw donned a fireman’s helmet post-game, the player’s way of saying that he was awarded as the Player of the Game from their perspective.

“It was a pure goal scorer’s goal,” Coach Sneddon said. “I’ve talked with him recently about really playing his role as a power-forward on his line [with Puskarich and Fallon].”

Junior Dan Senkbeil scored his  first goal as a Catamount shortly after. The puck met him all alone in the UNH offensive zone and he ripped a quick wristshot past the goaltender.

“When I saw that puck there, it was just a blessing and I thank God for it, I kind of just blacked-out and put it in the net,” Senkbeil said of his first goal.

Tyler Kelleher scored the only two goals for the Wildcats, one each in both the second and third periods, but they would amount to no end as sophomore Brendan Bradley potted in the empty net goal with less than a minute left.

The Catamounts face off again tomorrow night against UNH at Gutterson Arena at 7:05 pm. The game will be televised on CatamounTV.