UNH extended its unbeaten streak to nine games (7-0-2) to improve to
UNH goalie Melissa Bourdon (
The Wildcats dominated play through 30 scoreless minutes of play, including shorthanded scoring threats by Sadie Wright-Ward (
BU called time out at and scored 71 seconds later to tie the score, 1-1, at when Melissa Anderson scored off a rebound in front. Stephanie Armstrong, with the initial shot, and Kelley Karnan were credited with assists.
UNH regained the lead, 2-1, at and took that one-goal advantage into the second intermission. Angela Taylor (
In the opening minutes of the third period, BU’s Gina Kearns had a shorthanded breakaway down the slot but was stoned by Bourdon as she slid across the crease to the left post.
Less than one minute later, the ‘Cats extended the lead to 3-1. Hekle won possession along the right boards and threw the puck behind the net, where Clement’s centering pass led to Craig’s goal at the left post at .
The Terriers capitalized on their third power play of the game to pull within 3-2 at . Sarah Appleton’s initial shot from the right point was blocked, but she collected the puck and fired a low, screened shot into the net.
BU was whistled for a hitting from behind major penalty with remaining. The Terrier were able to pull Wilcox for an extra skater with to play, but she was forced to reenter with :59 on the clock. She exited again with 22 seconds remaining but the Terriers could not generate another scoring opportunity.
In the scoreless first period, UNH generated a 21-2 shot advantage with 15 shots on three power-play opportunities.
UNH is the top seed of the Women’s Hockey East Championship, which will be played in