MADISON, Wisc. - Jen Huggon (Plymouth, Mass.) stopped 28 of 29 shots as the fifth-ranked University of New Hampshire women's hockey team skated to a 1-1 tie against No. 6 University of Wisconsin in a non-conference game at the Kohl Center on Saturday night.
UNH, which defeated the Badgers 2-0 on Friday, is now 20-4-2 overall and the Wildcats' 26-year victory total remains at 499. The 'Cats, the winningest women's college hockey program, will attempt to win No. 500 Feb. 1 at Providence College.
New Hampshire took a 1-0 lead 2:04 into the game when leading point producer Chandy Kaip (Radville, Sask.), who scored the game-winning goal Friday, redirected Randi Hicox's (Mississauga, Ont.) from the left point inside the right post. It was Kaip's 10th goal and 28th point of the season.
Wisconsin (12-6-5) tied the game, 1-1, when Kendra Antony scored with .8-of-a-second remaining in the opening stanza. Huggon apparently had the puck tied up at the top of the crease, but play continued and the Badgers eventually poked the puck free and into the net.
UNH's Randi MacMaster (Syracuse, N.Y.) had a power-play goal with 4:21 remaining in the game disallowed when the officials convened and ruled that she intentionally directed the puck into the net with her leg.
With a faceoff in their defensive zone and 16.3 seconds left in regulation, the Wildcats called time out. They gained control of the puck and a shot by Allison Edgar (Brigden, Ont.) from the left point whistled wide of the near post as time expired.
New Hampshire returns to Women's Hockey East action this weekend with a home-and-home series against Providence. The Wildcats play host to the Friars on Sunday, Feb. 2 (2 p.m.). UNH is atop the league standings with 18 points (9-0-0 record) while PC is second at 17 points (8-0-1).