Down 4-3 heading into the third period, the Kimball Union Wildcats came back to top Phillips Andover 5-4 on Wednesday in Massachusetts. Senior Arlo Merritt (1G, 1A) scored on a wonderful individual effort with two minutes to play in the third to give the Wildcats the win after junior Teddy Griffin (1G, 1A) buried a feed from classmate Tomas Mazura (1G, 1A) to tie the game midway through the frame. KUA started well, as Mazura finished a nice passing play with linemate Zach Whitehead just six minutes into the game. Two minutes later, senior Seth Stadheim scored off a rebound to give KUA the two-goal lead. Andover answered back with a goal of its own late in the first, but on the first shift of the second, senior Drew Bennett tipped home a Christian Felton shot to put KUA up 3-1. Andover then scored three straight to take the lead late in the second, setting up the third-period comeback for the Wildcats. Junior goalies Zach Paputsakis (9 saves) and Veeti Kohvakka (12 saves) split the duties in net.
Founded in 1813, Kimball Union Academy is one of the oldest private boarding high schools in New Hampshire and the country. KUA blends the best of the New England boarding tradition with an innovative, modern educational program for a diverse group of day and boarding students from across the country and around the world. Located in Meriden, New Hampshire in the heart of the Upper Valley, Kimball Union is minutes from Dartmouth College and has direct access to Boston and New York.