DURHAM, N.H.-Senior forward Carisa Zaban (Glenview, Ill.) amassed the 200 career point mark tonight as the University of New Hampshire women’s hockey team won its first conference game in a 7-0 shutout over Yale University Saturday night at the Whittemore Center. With the win, the Wildcats improve to 3-0-0 and 1-0-0 in the ECAC Conference. Yale falls to 0-3-0 and 0-3-0 in conference play.
UNH got on the board in the first period when junior defenseman Brandi Kerns (Colorado Springs, Colo.) scored her first goal of the season off assists from Zaban and freshman forward Annie Fahlenbock (Toronto, Ont.). Kerns struck again six minutes later on a power play goal for a 2-0 lead. Zaban recorded her 200th career point mark on the goal. Zaban closed out the first period scoring with a goal of her own off assists from Fahlenbock and senior forward Melissa McKenzie (Bethel Park, Pa.).
In the second period, senior forward Samantha Holmes (Mississauga, Ont.) extended the Wildcat lead 4-0 on a power play goal. Four minutes later, junior forward Michelle Thornton (Gloucester, Ont.) scored her first goal of the season for a 5-0 lead.
Zaban and McKenzie tallied third period shorthanded goals for the Wildcats.
Freshman goaltender Jen Huggon (Plymouth, Mass.) finished with 20 saves and Katie Hirte stopped 34 shots in a losing cause.