New Hampshire women's ice hockey surges past Maine, 4-1

ORONO, Maine - Senior center Kira Misikowetz (Mississauga, Ont.) scored one goal and set up two others to lead the University of New Hampshire women's ice hockey team to Saturday afternoon's 4-1 ECAC Eastern Women's Hockey League victory against the University of Maine at Alfond Arena.

With the three points, Misikowetz increased her career totals, which include two years at Maine, to 99 points on 35 goals and 64 assists. And with the win, 10th-year UNH head coach Karen Kay is one victory shy of reaching the 200-win plateau. She has a 199-79-20 record.

New Hampshire, which won its third consecutive game to improve to 3-1-0 overall and 2-0-0 in the conference, scored three goals in a span of 5:49 in the second period to quickly build a 3-0 advantage.

Allison Edgar (Brigden, Ont.), with the assistance of fellow blue-liner Nicole Stefanilo(Sanford, Maine), gave the Wildcats a 1-0 lead at 12:18. The goal occurred just eight seconds after UNH successfully killed a full two minutes of a Maine 5-on-3 power play.

Steph Jones (Kimberley, B.C.) extended the lead to 2-0 with the help of Carolyn Gordon (Petrolia, Ont.) and Misikowetz at 16:22. One minute, 45 seconds later, Gordon set up Misikowetz to register her team-best seventh assist. Gordon also leads the team with seven points.

Maine (2-2-0, 0-2-0) ended UNH goaltender Jen Huggon's (Plymouth, Mass.) shutout bid with a Karen Droog tally at 14:10 of the final frame. New Hampshire regained a three-goal advantage on Edgar's second goal of the game - and team-high fourth of the season - at 17:41. Misikowetz recorded career point No. 99 with an assist on that score.

Huggon finished with 26 saves. Maine's Amanda Cronin was credited with 32 saves.

New Hampshire returns to action Nov. 2 in the first of a two-game weekend set against Quinnipiac College. Game time at the Whittemore Center is 7 p.m. The series concludes Nov. 3 with a seven o'clock game at the Whittemore Center.

 

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