UNH won its eighth consecutive game to improve to 9-1-0 overall and 7-0-0 in Hockey East. UConn, which entered the game with a national-best nine-game winning streak, is now 9-2-0, 2-1-0.
In addition to Faber, four Wildcats recorded multiple-point efforts as Leah Craig (
UNH goaltender Kayley Herman (
The Wildcats roared out to a 3-0 lead midway through the opening stanza with tallies at 5:50, 6:57 and 10:23. Paton struck first with a power-play goal when Hitchcock’s initial shot from the top of the crease was stopped by
Craig scored 67 seconds later off another rebound from Hitchcock’s close-range shot. Wright-Ward was also credited with an assist on the play. Joyce, with the assistance of Faber and Paton, then recorded her first point of the season when her shot from the left point sailed through traffic into the net.
Jennifer Chaisson lifted the Huskies within 3-1 at 15:02 when she scored off her own rebound at the right post.
The ‘Cats extended their advantage to 5-1 in the second period on tallies by Holmes and Wright-Ward. Holmes struck on the power play at 2:27 of the stanza on a wrist shot from the slot into the upper-right corner, then Wright-Ward netted an even-strength goal at 7:59.
Faber extended UNH’s lead to 6-1 at 3:13 of the third when she scored off a rebound from the initial shot by Courtney Birchard (
Amy Hollstein scored on a rush down the left wing with a shot high to the near side to make the score 8-2 at 10:35.
UNH went 3-for-6 on the power play to mark the fifth consecutive game with multiple power-play goals. The ‘Cats are 13-for-29 in that span.