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CT Ice Live Updates: UConn men’s hockey vs. Quinnipiac

Follow along for highlights of UConn’s first-ever Connecticut Ice matchup.

Ian Bethune/The UConn Blog

UConn men’s hockey faces off against Quinnipiac in the inaugural Connecticut Ice Festival. Puck-drop is set for 4 p.m. with SNY broadcasting all the action. Follow along for live updates throughout the game.

Pregame

Game Preview: Mike Cavanaugh hoping CT Ice can create rivalries for UConn men’s hockey

First Period

4:59 - UConn scores the first goal in CT Ice history as #34 Ruslan Iskhakov puts one in the back of the net off a rebound.

5:17 - Quinnipiac doesn’t wait long to even things up as #2 Karlis Cukste capitalizes on a successful faceoff to score the first CT Ice goal for the Bobcats.

10:14 - The game remains tied 1-1 as Webster Bank Arena continues to fill up with hockey fans from across the state.

10:52 - Quinnipiac fans erupt as #11 Wyatt Bongiovanni puts the Bobcats ahead 2-1.

14:31 - UConn’s defense fights off a barrage of shots from an active Quinnipiac attack to stay within a goal.

14:37 - Quinnipiac’s Daniel Winslow becomes the first player to spend time in the CT Ice penalty box as he gets 2:00 minutes for elbowing.

17:45 - The scoring continues as UConn’s Carter Turnbull knots things up at 2-2 with his eighth goal of the season.

19:24 - #17 Marc Gatcomb of UConn earns 2:00 minutes in the penalty box for charging.

END FIRST PERIOD: Game tied, 2-2

Second Period

7:57 - A lot of back and forth action to start the period culminates in a Quinnipiac goal by #18 Nick Jermain.

13:34 - #10 Vladislav Firstov of UConn gives Quinnipiac a 2:00 minute power-play after getting booked for holding.

18:22 - Quinnipiac’s Wyatt Bongiovanni will close out the period in the penalty box after earning a 2:00 minute penalty for high-sticking.

END SECOND PERIOD: Quinnipiac leads, 3-2.

Third Period

7:27 - Some hard hits by UConn have provided their only excitement of the period as they struggle to put shots on goal against a strong Bobcat defense.

13:35 - #18 Nick Jermain of Quinnipiac gets a 2:00 minute penalty for hooking to give UConn a much-needed power play.

18:50 - UConn pulls the goalie and enters desperation mode in an effort to tie up the game.

END THIRD PERIOD: Quinnipiac wins, 3-2.

UConn lines for first game in Connecticut Ice history: