DURHAM, N.H. -- Stephanie Jones (Kimberley, B.C.) scored the game's lone goal midway through the first period to propel the University of New Hampshire to Saturday night's 1-0 ECAC Eastern Women's Hockey League victory against Boston College at the Whittemore Center.
The victory brings UNH's record to 16-10-2 overall and 9-5-1 in league play. BC, which had its winning streak stopped at three games, is now 7-15-3, 3-11-2.
Jones netted her team-leading 16th goal of the season at 7:22 of the first period to give New Hampshire a 1-0 lead. BC goalie Lisa Davis (37 saves) stopped Jones' initial attempt on the left doorstep, but Jones was able to stuff in the rebound to put the 'Cats ahead. The play originated when Kristi Shaw (Belleville, Ont.) passed from the right corner to Annie Fahlenbock (Toronto, Ont.), who directed the puck to Jones in front of the net.
With just minutes remaining in the third period, UNH netminder Jen Huggon (Plymouth, Mass., 16 saves) kept the game scoreless by making two sprawling saves on shots by BC's Gen Richardson. After calling a timeout with a little over a minute left, BC pulled Davis with 32 seconds remaining, but the Eagles could not capitalize on the extra-attacker opportunity.
Tonight's victory marks the sixth time that Jones has scored the game-winning tally for UNH this season. It also marks the fifth shutout of the season for Huggon.
New Hampshire returns to action Feb. 16 against Niagara University. Game time at the Whittemore Center is 1:30 p.m.