DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team defeated the University of Maine 2-0 here tonight at the Whittemore Center. The win improves the Wildcats to 5-1-0 overall and 2-1-0 in the ECAC, while Maine falls to 3-2-0 and 1-2-0 in the league.
Despite an 11-1 shot advantage, UNH held a slim 1-0 lead after one period. New Hampshire’s lone tally came at 19:04 when freshman Kristen Thomas (Wilmington, Mass.) scored on a power play through a crowd after taking a faceoff from senior Michelle Thornton (Gloucester, Ontario). The power play was set up when Maine’s Tracy Caridade was whistled for tripping at 18:58. The goal was Thomas’s fourth of the season.
After a scoreless second period, the Wildcats would double their lead at 4:09 of the third period when freshman Janine Goulet (Gloucester, Ontario) took a pass from junior Kira Misikowetz (Mississauga, Ontario) in front of the Black Bear net and recorded her team-leading seventh goal of the season. Sophomore Randi Hickox (Mississauga, Ontario) also assisted on the goal.
Wildcat netminder Jen Huggon (Plymouth, Mass.) turned away nine shots en route to her third shutout of the season, while Maine’s Amanda Cronin made 31 saves.
New Hampshire completes its home-and-home series with Maine at Alfond Arena on Nov. 12. Game time is 3 p.m. The next Wildcat home game is Nov. 17 (7 p.m.) vs. St. Lawrence.