Jan. 7, 2005
WEST POINT, N.Y.-Connecticut's Chris Uber scored the game's only goal on the power play at 7:28 of the first period and Scott Tomes made it stand up for the visitors, as UConn topped Army 1-0 in front of 1,721 fans at Tate Rink on Friday night.
Tomes made 29 saves on the night, earning his second career shutout and the first for the Huskies in 38 games. Treye Kettwick stopped 26 shots in a valiant effort in goal for the Black Knights.
Uber's marker came while UConn was on a 5-on-3 power play in the opening frame. Army was whistled for two infractions in a 46-second span and the Huskies were able to capitalize on the advantage.
Army's Brad Howard appeared to have scored the equalizer midway through the second period. However, it was ruled that the puck never fully crossed the goal line when the freshman forward tried to stuff home a rebound of a shot by classmate Bryce Hollweg.
UConn had a goal waved off when Bill Magnuson rang the far post on a shot from the right faceoff circle. The goal light went on, however, the referee ruled the puck never went into the net.
Army outshot its opponent, 29-27. However, they failed to score on seven power play chances, while UConn was successful on one of six tries.
The Black Knights and Huskies will go at it again Saturday night at Tate Rink in a 7 p.m. faceoff.