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.
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
End of the first period: UConn 2, Quinnipiac 2.— Daniel Connolly (@DanielVConnolly) January 25, 2020
Great 20 minutes of hockey to kick off CT Ice. Huskies hold a heavy advantage in shots 17-9.
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.
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.