DURHAM, N.H. - Allison Edgar (Brigden, Ont.) was one of seven Wildcat skaters to record a multiple-point game with two goals and an assist to propel the eighth-ranked University of New Hampshire women's ice hockey team to Friday night's 7-0 Hockey East victory against Boston College at the Whittemore Center.
UNH, now 25-0-1 lifetime against the Eagles, extended its unbeaten streak to five games (4-0-1) and improved to 11-7-3 overall and 6-0-1 in Hockey East. BC is now 5-10-2, 0-7-0.
In addition to Edgar, Nicole Hekle (Winnipeg, Manitoba) netted two goals for the Wildcats and Lindsay Hansen (Northport, N.Y.) matched Edgar's three points with a goal and two assists. Stephanie Jones (Kimberley, B.C.) and Janine Goulet (Gloucester, Ontario) both recorded two assists, while Carolyn Gordon (Petrolia, Ontario) and Rebecca Paul (Sudbury, Ontario) finished with a goal and an assist.
UNH goaltender Melissa Bourdon (Ile Bizard, Quebec) made eight saves to record her second consecutive shutout and fifth of the season. BC goalie Lisa Davis finished with 43 saves, including 20 in the second period, as the Eagles were outshot 50-8 in the game.
Edgar opened the scoring at 12:00 of the first period when she swooped in from the left point and scored in the left circle off a rebound. Paul scored from the top of the crease at 15:50 to extend the lead to 2-0 and Edgar struck again at 17:06 to give the 'Cats a 3-0 lead at the first intermission.
A strong effort by Davis kept the Eagles' deficit at three goals until Gordon netted her ninth goal of the season at 12:18 of the middle stanza. Hekle closed the second-period scoring at 17:22 to produce a 5-0 lead and scored again at 11:55 of the final frame to give the home team a six-goal cushion. Hansen scored with 3:03 remaining for the 7-0 final.
Shannon Clement (Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario), Kristen Thomas (Wilmington, Mass.) and Lindsey Caleo (Clinton Township, Mich.) each had one assist.
New Hampshire and Boston College conclude the home-and-home series Jan. 25 (2 p.m.) at Conte Forum. The next Wildcat home game is Jan. 31 vs. longtime rival Providence College. Game time at the Whittemore Center is 2 p.m.