In the four-team Ice Vegas Invitational Tournament in Las Vegas, the Huskies suffered a 5-1 loss at the hands of No.17-ranked Western Michigan on Friday night before rebounding against St Lawrence in the consolation game on Saturday.
Playing in front of the third-largest crowd in UConn men’s hockey history, the Huskies skated to their most electrifying win in recent memory, overcoming a 4-2 deficit with less than 10 minutes left. After forcing overtime, junior Maxim Letunov sent No. 20 BU home packing, capping off the comeback and notching a 5-4 win, UConn’s program-tying seventh-straight victory.
The UConn men’s hockey exhibition against St. Francis Xavier on Saturday afternoon was far from a clean game. The bad news is that the Huskies committed 11 penalties, forcing UConn to kill off ten power plays. The good news: they killed off all but one of them en route to a 2-1 victory.