It wasn’t the season opener the UNO hockey group sought after.
Niagara grabbed the early lead and hung on for a 4-3 victory Friday night time at Baxter Arena. The groups will play once more Saturday at 7:07 p.m.
The Purple Eagles went forward with 6:18 left within the first length when Olivier Gauthier scored an unassisted function. Casey Carreau made it 2-0 later within the length, scoring on a breakaway.
Jack Randl were given UNO at the scoreboard within the opening minute of the second one length, knocking in a rebound earlier than being knocked to the ice.
Niagara went again forward by way of two objectives when Jay Ahearn took benefit of a giveaway in entrance of the Mavericks internet and slipped a shot previous goalie Jake Kucharski.
A function 4 mins later by way of Ryan Cox put UNO down 4-1, however Tyler Weiss scored on a rebound earlier than the tip of the length to draw the Mavs inside two.
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Randl scored his 2nd function at the energy play with 12:54 left within the sport. He one-timed a shot from the suitable faceoff circle previous Niagara goalie Chad Veltri to make it 4-3.
UNO pulled its goalie with two mins left and outshot Niagara 12-3 within the ultimate length however was once not able to get it tied.
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