CANTON, N.Y. - Randi MacMaster (Syracuse, N.Y.) scored with 13 seconds remaining in regulation to lead the eight-ranked University of New Hampshire women's ice hockey team to Saturday evening's 1-1 tie against No. 6 St. Lawrence University at Appleton Arena.
UNH, now 7-1-1, was without leading scorer Kristen Thomas (Wilmington, Mass.) for the weekend series. Thomas, a co-captain defenseman, is competing on the U.S. Select Team at the Four Nations Cup; she recorded two assists in the team's 12-2 victory against Sweden on Saturday.
With the Wildcats trailing 1-0, SLU was whistled for a hooking penalty at 18:24 of the third period. UNH goaltender Jen Huggon (Plymouth, Mass.) was pulled in favor of an extra skater with 65 seconds remaining to give the 'Cats a 6-on-4 advantage. Chandy Kaip (Radville, Sask.) carried the puck from behind the net and made a hard crossing pass to MacMaster, who redirected a shot into the open side of the net.
Huggon finished with 29 saves, including eight in overtime. SLU's Rachel Barrie was credited with 32 saves.
The Saints (4-0-2) took a 1-0 lead at 18:27 of the second period on a goal by Ricki-Lee Doyle.
New Hampshire returns to action next weekend for a two-game home series against Princeton University. The opener is Nov. 16 at 7 p.m.