BELFAST, Northern Ireland — Filip Engaras picked the perfect time to score his first career collegiate goal.

The sophomore forward from Stockholm, Sweden, snapped a tie with 10:32 remaining in the third period, and the University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team salvaged a 3-2 win over Princeton Saturday in its weekend trip to Europe.

Liam Blackburn added a pair of goals for the Wildcats, who participated in the “Friendship Four” tournament in Belfast, Northern Ireland, for the first time. They finish as the 2019 consolation game winner after getting knocked off by Northeastern, 4-0, on Friday night.

On Saturday, Blackburn and Engaras scored 1:07 apart early in the third period to turn a 2-1 deficit into a 3-2 UNH lead.

Engaras’ go-ahead goal came off a Princeton turnover in its own zone. Charlie Kelleher intercepted the puck and fed it to Engaras, who slid a left-to-right pass to Kohei Sato and continued to the front of the net. Sato’s initial shot deflected off the pad of Princeton goaltender Ryan Ferland, and Engaras knocked the rebound into an empty left side of the net.

Engaras was penalized a year of eligibility when the NCAA ruled him ineligible for the 2018-19 season for playing games in a professional league in his native Sweden. He made his debut in UNH’s Nov. 16 game at UMaine.

“He’s talented,” UNH Coach Mike Souza said. “He’s a two-way (player). He’s cerebral. I don’t think he’s going to bring people out of their seats, but if you understand the game you’ll have a real appreciation for the way he plays both sides of the puck.”

For Blackburn, the two goals were his first of the season. He tied the game, 2-2, on the power play with 11:39 remaining. He skated the puck right across the face of the goal and scored past Ferland to the lower glove side.

Blackburn gave New Hampshire (7-6-1) a 1-0 lead in the first period, one-timing a pass from Eric MacAdams. The Wildcats outshot Princeton 34-18 in the game, including 15-4 in the opening period.

Junior goaltender Mike Robinson of Bedford made 16 saves for UNH.

The Wildcats will return to the Whittemore Center Friday to take on Merrimack.