New Hampton took on the one of the host teams, Pingree, in their first game of the tournament. The game started out well with the heavily favored Huskies dominating the play. Despite dominating the play from the moment, the puck dropped, New Hampton wasn’t able to get any offense going. Finally, just before the nine-minute mark of the first period, a nice play by Pat Roth and Jake Dunlap set Joe Dunlap for the first goal of the game. New Hampton’s lead did not last long as Pingree scored a power play goal to tie the game at one, three and a half minutes later. Not much action was seen the rest of the period and both teams headed into the second period tied at one. In the second period and third periods, the Huskies controlled the play, but were unable to find the back of the net. New Hampton and Pingree remained tied at one after three periods of play, sending the game to overtime. The Huskies have not fared well in overtime games this year and last year, going 0-4-4 in the previous eight overtime games. Just under two minutes into overtime, New Hampton’s bad luck continued. Pingree went down the ice and scored immediately after the Huskies came inches away from ending the game. The loss was a tough way to start the tournament for the Huskies, especially considering they out-shot Pingree 38-15. New Hampton will look to rebound tomorrow in their first game of the day against Hebron Academy.