2013-14 UNH Women's Ice Hockey Headlines

April 11, 2014
UNH Athletics Partakes in SHARPP Rally
DURHAM, N.H. – Members of the University of New Hampshire community joined in front of Thompson Hall on Thursday afternoon as part of the Sexual Harassment and Rape Prevention Program’s (SHARPP) fourth annual anti-violence walk and rally to recognize April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

April 6, 2014
Women's Ice Hockey Doles Out Awards at Annual Team Banquet
DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team gathered Sunday at its annual banquet to reflect on the 2013-14 season, honor its student-athletes with 10 awards and pay tribute to the three-member Class of 2014.

March 26, 2014
UNH Athletics Announces 2014 Hall of Fame Inductees
DURHAM, N.H. - The University of New Hampshire athletic department has announced the eight UNH graduates that will be inducted into the UNH Athletic Hall of Fame. The announcement was made by Director of Athletics Marty Scarano.

March 5, 2014
Vilgrain Named to Women's Hockey East All-Rookie Team
WAKEFIELD, Mass. – UNH's Cassandra Vilgrain (Calgary, Alberta) was named to the Women's Hockey East Pro Ambitions All-Rookie Team, the league announced Wednesday afternoon.

February 28, 2014
Women's Hockey Ousted From Hockey East Tourney With 8-1 Loss at No. 4 BC
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – Sara Carlson (Hutchinson, Minn.) gave the UNH women’s ice hockey team a 1-0 lead 71 seconds into the game, but No. 4-ranked BC ousted the Wildcats from the Hockey East tournament with an 8-1 win.

February 26, 2014
GAME NOTES: Women's Hockey Travels to Boston College for Hockey East Quarterfinal
DURHAM, N.H. - The UNH women’s ice hockey team is the No. 8 seed of the Hockey East tournament and travels to play top-seeded Boston College in a Feb. 28 quarterfinal at Conte Forum. Game time is 7 p.m.

February 23, 2014
Gifford, Hitchcock Tally Assists on Senior Day; Women's Hockey Defeated 4-2 by Northeastern
DURHAM, N.H. – Senior forwards Nicole Gifford (Ennismore, Onatario) and Jessica Hitchcock (LaSalle, Ontario) both recorded an assist on Senior Day, but the UNH women’s ice hockey team was defeated 4-2 by Northeastern on Sunday afternoon.

February 22, 2014
Hitchcock Scores Two Goals; Women's Hockey Edged 5-4 at Northeastern
BOSTON – Jessica Hitchcock (LaSalle, Ontario) matched her career high of two goals but the UNH women’s ice hockey team was defeated 5-4 by Northeastern on Saturday afternoon.

February 20, 2014
GAME NOTES: Women's Hockey Ends Regular Season Feb. 22-23 vs. Northeastern
DURHAM, N.H. - The UNH women's hockey team concludes the regular season with a home-and-home series against Northeastern. The teams face off at NU’s Matthews Arena on Saturday, Feb. 22 and UNH’s Senior Day at the Whittemore Center is Sunday.

February 16, 2014
Gifford Strikes Again In Women's Hockey 5-1 Loss to Vermont
DURHAM, N.H. – Nicole Gifford (Ennismore, Ontario) scored her second goal in as many days, but the UNH women’s ice hockey team was defeated 5-1 by Vermont in Sunday afternoon’s Hockey East action at the Whittemore Center.

February 15, 2014
Women's Ice Hockey Edged 3-2 By Vermont
DURHAM, N.H. – Senior captain Nicole Gifford (Ennismore, Ontario) notched her team-leading 10th goal of the season, but the UNH women's ice hockey team was defeated by Vermont, 3-2, Saturday at the Whittemore Center.

February 12, 2014
GAME NOTES: Women's Hockey Plays Host to Vermont for Two-Game Series (Feb. 15-16)
DURHAM, N.H. -- The UNH women's ice hockey team plays host to Vermont for a two-game series Feb. 15-16 at the Whittemore Center. Saturday's game is on FOX College Sports and both games begin at 2 p.m.

February 9, 2014
Women's Hockey Skates to 3-1 Loss versus UConn
DURHAM, N.H. – Cassandra Vilgrain (Calgary, Alberta) gave the UNH women’s ice hockey team a 1-0 lead in the first period, but UConn rallied for a 3-1 victory in Sunday afternoon’s Hockey East action at the Whittemore Center.

February 8, 2014
Carlson, Hitchcock Record Two Assists Apiece; Women's Hockey Falls 7-4 at Boston U.
BOSTON -- Sara Carlson (Hutchinson, Minn.) and Jessica Hitchcock (LaSalle, Ontario) both recorded two assists, but the UNH women’s ice hockey team was defeated 7-4 Saturday afternoon by Boston U. at Walter Brown Arena.

February 5, 2014
GAME NOTES: Women's Hockey Skating Strides at BU (Feb. 8) & Home vs. UConn (Feb. 9)
DURHAM, N.H. - The UNH women’s ice hockey team concludes its season series against both Boston U. and UConn this weekend with a road game vs. BU (Feb. 8; 3 p.m.) and home game against UConn (Feb. 9; 2 p.m.).

February 2, 2014
Women's Ice Hockey Defeated 3-1 at Maine
DURHAM, N.H. – The Maine women’s ice hockey team broke open a scoreless game with a pair of third-period goals en route to a 3-1 victory against UNH on Sunday at Alfond Arena.

February 1, 2014
Women's Ice Hockey Upended In Overtime at Maine, 3-2
ORONO, Maine – Hannah Armstrong and Alexis Crossley scored third-period goals 73-seconds apart to give UNH women's ice hockey a 2-1 lead, but Maine netted an extra-attacker goal and then struck at 2:53 of overtime to record a 3-2 victory.

January 30, 2014
GAME NOTES: Women's Hockey Travels to Maine For Two Games (Feb. 1-2)
DURHAM, N.H. -- The UNH women's ice hockey team travels to Maine for a two-game series at Alfond Arena on Feb. 1-2. Both games begin at 3 p.m.

January 26, 2014
Women's Ice Hockey Edged 3-2 on Late Goal by No. 7 Boston College
DURHAM, N.H. – The UNH women’s ice hockey team held a pair of one-goal leads in the first period, but seventh-ranked Boston College scored early in the second period and late in the third to prevail 3-2 Sunday afternoon at the Whittemore Center.

January 25, 2014
Vilgrain Scores Career-High Two Goals; Women's Hockey Falls 5-3 at No. 7 BC
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – Cassandra Vilgrain (Calgary, Alberta) scored a career-high two goals but the UNH women’s ice hockey team was defeated 5-3 by seventh-ranked Boston College at Conte Forum on Saturday afternoon.

January 22, 2014
GAME NOTES: Women's Hockey Plays Home-and-Home Series vs. No. 7 BC
DURHAM, N.H. -- The UNH women's ice hockey team plays a home-and-home series against No. 7 Boston College this weekend with a trip to BC on Jan. 25 and home game vs. the Eagles on Jan. 26. Both games are at 2 p.m.

January 19, 2014
Curtis' Late Goal Lifts Women's Hockey Past UConn, 3-2
DURHAM, N.H. – Jonna Curtis (Elk river, Minn.) broke a 2-2 tie with 4:41 remaining in regulation to lead the UNH women’s ice hockey team to Sunday afternoon’s 3-2 victory against UConn.

January 18, 2014
Wilkes Matches Career High of 27 Saves; Women's Hockey Edged 3-1 by UConn
STORRS, Conn. – Ashley Wilkes (North Pole, Alaska) matched her career high of 27 saves but the UNH women’s ice hockey team was defeated 3-1 by UConn at Freitas Ice Forum on Saturday afternoon.

January 15, 2014
GAME NOTES: Women's Hockey Faces UConn In Home-And-Home Series (Jan. 18-19); Free Ski Passes For First 100 Fans (Jan. 19)
DURHAM, N.H. -- The UNH women's ice hockey team plays a home-and-home series this weekend against UConn with a Jan. 18 road game and Jan. 19 matchup at the Whittemore Center.

January 13, 2014
Hitchcock Named Warrior Player of the Week by Hockey East
WAKEFIELD, Mass. – Jessica Hitchcock (LaSalle, Ontario), a senior forward on the University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team, was named Warrior Player of the Week by Hockey East on Monday.

January 11, 2014
Women's Hockey Upended 4-1 at Providence
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Jessica Hitchcock (LaSalle, Ontario) scored her third goal of the weekend but the UNH women’s ice hockey team was defeated 4-1 by Providence at Schneider Arena.

January 10, 2014
Hitchcock's Three Points Propels Women's Hockey Past Providence, 4-1
DURHAM, N.H. – Jessica Hitchcock (LaSalle, Ontario) recorded two goals and an assist to lead the University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team to Friday night’s 4-1 Hockey East victory against Providence College at the Whittemore Center.

January 9, 2014
GAME NOTES: Women's Hockey Rings In 2014 With Home-and-Home Series vs. Providence
DURHAM, N.H. -- One of the longest rivalries in women's hockey continues this weekend when UNH and Providence play a home-and-home series that opens Jan. 10 (7 p.m.) at the Whittemore Center.

January 2, 2014
Three Former Wildcat Skaters and One Skier Represent Team USA at 2014 Olympics
DURHAM, N.H. – UNH former ice hockey players James van Riemsdyk, Kacey Bellamy and Katey Stone as well as former skier Leanne Smith will all represent Team USA at the 2014 Olympics in Sochi.

December 18, 2013
Wood and Jones Named Women's Ice Hockey Interim co-Head Coaches
DURHAM, N.H. – Marty Scarano, the 14th-year Director of Athletics at UNH, announced Wednesday that Jamie Wood and Stephanie Jones will serve as interim co-head coaches of the women’s ice hockey team for the remainder of the 2013-14 season.

December 11, 2013
UNH Athletics Named Host of Three Upcoming NCAA Tournaments
INDIANAPOLIS – The NCAA awarded 523 host sites for 82 of its 89 championships spanning the 2014-18 seasons on Wednesday and UNH was named host of three events.

December 8, 2013
Armstrong's Fifth Goal Lifts Women's Hockey Past Dartmouth, 2-1
DURHAM, N.H. – Hannah Armstrong (Keswick, Ontario) snapped a tie game with her fifth goal of the season at 9:18 of the third period to lift the UNH women’s hockey team to Sunday afternoon’s 2-1 non-conference victory against Dartmouth College at the Whittemore Center.

December 6, 2013
Women's Hockey Upended 5-0 at Fifth-Ranked Harvard
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – UNH goaltender Ashley Wilkes made 20 saves but Harvard counterpart Brianna Laing stopped all 29 shots she faced to backbone the fifth-ranked Crimson women’s ice hockey team to a 5-0 win.

December 5, 2013
GAME NOTES: Women's Hockey Closes 2013 Schedule at Harvard (Dec. 6), vs. Dartmouth (Dec. 8)
DURHAM, N.H. -- The UNH women's ice hockey team concludes the 2013 portion of its schedule this weekend at Harvard (Dec. 6) and home vs. Dartmouth (Dec. 8). Sunday's game is part of the Toys for Tots donation drive.

December 1, 2013
Women's Hockey Falls Short Against Ohio State In 2-0 Loss
DURHAM, N.H. – The Ohio State University women’s ice hockey team scored twice in the first period and Lisa Steffes made it stand with a 21-save effort to shut out UNH in a 2-0 victory Sunday afternoon at the Whittemore Center.

November 30, 2013
Women’s Ice Hockey Rally Falls Short in 3-2 Loss Against Ohio State
DURHAM, N.H. – Hannah Armstrong (Keswick, Ontario) and Jessica Hitchcock (LaSalle, Ontario) each scored to bring the University of New Hampshire women’s hockey team within a goal. However, The Ohio State University Buckeyes were able to outlast the ’Cats to give UNH a 3-2 defeat Saturday afternoon at the Whittemore Center.

November 29, 2013
GAME NOTES: Women's Hockey Welcomes Ohio State to the Whitt (Nov. 30; Dec. 1)
DURHAM, N.H. -- The UNH women's ice hockey team closes November and opens December with a two-game home series against The Ohio State University. Saturday’s game begins at 2 p.m. and Sunday’s faceoff is set for 1 p.m.

November 24, 2013
Wilkes Matches Career High of 27 Saves; Women's Hockey Edged 2-1 By No. 9 Boston U.
DURHAM, N.H. – Ashley Wilkes (North Pole, Alaska) matched her career high of 27 saves but the UNH women’s ice hockey team was defeated 2-1 by ninth-ranked Boston University.

November 22, 2013
GAME NOTES: Women's Ice Hockey "Blue Out the Whitt" vs. Boston U.
DURHAM, N.H. - The UNH women's ice hockey team plays host to No. 9 Boston U. on Sunday, No. 24. Game time for Blue Out the Whitt is 2 p.m.

November 18, 2013
Wilkes Selected as Women's Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week
WAKEFIELD, Mass. – Ashley Wilkes (North Pole, Alaska), a freshman goaltender on the UNH women’s ice hockey team, was named the Women’s Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week on Monday.

November 16, 2013
Women’s Hockey Edged by No. 7 Quinnipiac, 2-1
HAMDEN, Conn. -- Freshman goaltender Ashley Wilkes (North Pole, Alaska) recorded a career-high 27 saves but the University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team was edged 2-1 Saturday afternoon by seventh-ranked Quinnipiac University at High Point Solutions Arena.

November 15, 2013
Three Quick Goals Sink Women's Hockey In 3-1 Loss at Princeton
PRINCETON, N.J. – Haley Breedlove (Plano, Texas) scored a third-period goal but the UNH women’s ice hockey team couldn’t overcome a three-goal deficit and lost 3-1 at Princeton.

November 15, 2013
GAME NOTES: Women's Ice Hockey On The Road vs. Princeton, Quinnipiac
DURHAM, N.H. - The UNH women’s ice hockey team returns to the road this weekend against ECAC foes Princeton University (Nov. 15) and seventh-ranked Quinnipiac University (Nov. 16). Both games start at 3 p.m.

November 13, 2013
Katey Stone Receives NCAA 2014 Silver Anniversary Award
INDIANAPOLIS – Katey Stone, a 1989 graduate of the University of New Hampshire women’s hockey and lacrosse teams, is one of six nationally to earn the NCAA’s 2014 Silver Anniversary Award.

November 10, 2013
Vilgrain Records Career-High Three Points, Women's Hockey Skates to 3-3 Tie at Vermont
BURLINGTON, Vt. – Cassandra Vilgrain (Calgary, Alberta) recorded a goal and two assists to lead the UNH women’s ice hockey team to Sunday’s 3-3 tie against Vermont.

November 7, 2013
Mork's Two Points Propels Women's Hockey Past Providence, 4-2
DURHAM, N.H. - Kayla Mork (Victoria, Minn.) recorded a goal and an assist to lead the UNH women’s ice hockey team to Thursday night’s 4-2 come-from-behind victory against Providence College.

November 6, 2013
UNH Athletics Partners With NH Food Bank and WOKQ 97.5 FM for Sixth Annual Wildcat Food Drive
DURHAM, N.H. – The New Hampshire Food Bank and WOKQ 97.5 F.M. are partnered with UNH Athletics for the sixth annual Wildcat Food Drive. All proceeds and contributions will go to support the NH Food Bank and granite state communities.

November 6, 2013
GAME NOTES: Women's Hockey Resumes Rivalry vs. Providence; Wildcat Food Drive (Nov. 7)
DURHAM, N.H. -- One of the longest rivalries in women's college hockey resumes Nov. 7 (7 p.m.) at the Whittemore Center when UNH and Providence face off. The game also marks the start of the sixth annual Wildcat Food Drive.

November 3, 2013
Women's Ice Hockey Upended at Northeastern, 3-0
BOSTON – Vilma Vaattovaara (Veikkola, Finland) made 32 saves but the UNH women’s ice hockey team was defeated 3-0 Sunday afternoon by Northeastern at Matthews Arena.

November 1, 2013
Women’s Hockey Falls to Boston University, 3-1
DURHAM, N.H. – Haley Breedlove (Plano, Texas) recorded her first goal of the season while netminder Vilma Vaattovaara (Veikkola, Finland) made 33 saves as the University of New Hampshire women’s hockey team fell to Boston University by a score of 3-1 Friday night at the Whittemore Center.

October 31, 2013
GAME NOTES: Women's Ice Hockey "Blue Out the Whitt" vs. Boston U., Travels to Northeastern
DURHAM, N.H. -- The UNH women’s ice hockey team resumes Hockey East league play this weekend with a Blue Out the Whitt game Nov. 1 vs. Boston U. and a road trip to Northeastern (Nov. 3).

October 28, 2013
O'Neill, Vilgrain Receive Women's Hockey East Weekly Accolades
WAKEFIELD, Mass. – UNH women’s ice hockey senior forward Arielle O’Neill was named co-Player of the Week and teammate Cassandra Vilgrain was tabbed Rookie of the Week by Hockey East on Monday.

October 27, 2013
Ryan's Two Power-Play Goals Propels Women's Ice Hockey Past Penn State, 3-1
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Jess Ryan (Cloquet, Minn.) scored two power-play goals – the first goals of her career – to lift the UNH women’s ice hockey team to Sunday afternoon’s 3-1 victory against Penn State.

October 26, 2013
Lascelle, Mork Record Three Points Apiece To Propel Women's Hockey Past Penn St., 8-5
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Jenna Lascelle and Kayla Mork recorded three points apiece to propel the UNH women’s ice hockey team to Saturday night’s 8-5 victory against Penn State. It marked career victory No. 250 for head coach Brian McCloskey.

October 24, 2013
GAME NOTES: Women's Ice Hockey Travels For Two-Game Series At Penn State (Oct. 26-27)
DURHAM, N.H. -- The UNH women's ice hockey team travels to play a two-game series at Penn State on Oct. 26 & 27. It is the first time these programs face off.

October 21, 2013
Vaattovaara Named Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week; Women's Hockey is Team of the Week
WAKEFIELD, Mass. – Vilma Vaattovaara (Veikkola, Finland), a sophomore goaltender on the University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team, was named Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week on Monday. The league also announced the UNH Wildcats as the Team of the Week.

October 16, 2013
Vaattovaara's 36 Saves Backbones Women's Hockey to 3-1 Win at #2 BC
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – Vilma Vaattovaara recorded 36 saves and both Nicole Gifford and Sara Carlson tallied two points apiece to lead the UNH women’s ice hockey team to a 3-1 victory agains tBC.

October 15, 2013
GAME NOTES: Women's Hockey Travels To Play No. 2 Boston College (Oct. 16)
DURHAM, N.H. - The UNH women’s ice hockey team looks to extend its unbeaten streak to three games when it travels to play second-ranked Boston College on Oct. 16 (7 p.m.).

October 13, 2013
Women's Hockey Skates to 2-2 Tie with Maine
DURHAM, N.H. – Cassandra Vilgrain scored her first career goal and Heather Kashman netted her second goal of the season as the UNH women’s ice hockey team erased an early 1-0 deficit to earn Sunday afternoon’s 2-2 overtime tie with Maine.

October 11, 2013
Student-Athletes Team Up with Pease Greeters to Welcome Troops Back Home
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. – Members of nine different University of New Hampshire sports as well as members of the athletic administration were present at the Pease International Tradeport to welcome military servicemen and women back into the United States on Sunday, Oct. 6.

October 9, 2013
GAME NOTES: Women's Hockey "White Out the Whitt" Oct. 13 vs. Maine
DURHAM, N.H. -- The UNH women's ice hockey team plays host to Maine on Oct. 13 as part of Homecoming Weekend. The White Out the Whitt game begins at 2 p.m.

October 7, 2013
Gifford, Cefalo: Service Credit Union Student-Athlete Spotlight & Wildcat Weekly Roundup
DURHAM, N.H. – Nicole Gifford (Ennismore, Ontario) of the women’s ice hockey team and Nick Cefalo (Basking Ridge, N.J.) of the football team are featured in this week's Service Credit Union Student-Athlete Spotlight

October 5, 2013
Women’s Hockey Rallies for 3-2 win over Syracuse
DURHAM, N.H. – Sophomore defenseman Alexis Crossley (Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia) scored a pair of power play goals including the game winner at 14:27 of the third period to help erase a 2-1 deficit and lift the University of New Hampshire women's hockey team to a 3-2 win over Syracuse University in non-conference action on Saturday afternoon at the Whittemore Center.

October 4, 2013
Gifford, Kashman Score as Women’s Hockey Falls to RIT, 3-2
DURHAM, N.H. – Senior captain Nicole Gifford (Ennismore, Ontario) and sophomore Heather Kashman (Edmonton, Alberta) scored a goal each Friday night as the University of New Hampshire women’s hockey team fell to the Rochester Institute of Technology, 3-2, in the home opener.

October 2, 2013
GAME NOTES: Women's Hockey Plays Host to RIT (Oct. 4), Syracuse (Oct. 5)
DURHAM, N.H. -- The UNH women's hockey team faces off against RIT in its home opener on Oct. 4 (7 p.m.) and the Wildcats also play host to Syracuse this weekend (Oct. 5, 2 p.m.).

September 30, 2013
Vaattovaara and Vilgrain Receive Women's Hockey East Awards
WAKEFIELD, Mass. – Vilma Vaattovaara of the UNH women’s ice hockey team was named Athletic Republic co-Player of the Week and teammate Cassandra Vilgrain was tabbed Pro Ambitions Rookie of the Week by Women’s Hockey East on Monday. The league also announced the UNH Wildcats as the Team of the Week.

September 28, 2013
Vaattovaara's Career-High 41 Saves Backbones Women's Hockey to 2-1 Win at St. Lawrence
CANTON, N.Y. -- Vilma Vaattovaara (Veikkola, Finland) recorded a career-high 41 saves to backbone the UNH women’s ice hockey team to Saturday afternoon’s 2-1 victory against St. Lawrence.

September 27, 2013
Women's Hockey Toppled by St. Lawrence, 4-2, in Season Opener
CANTON, N.Y. -- Marie-Eve Jean (Gatineau, Quebec) recorded 27 saves but the UNH women’s ice hockey team was defeated 4-2 by St. Lawrence in Friday night’s season opener at Appleton Arena.

September 26, 2013
GAME NOTES: Women's Hockey Opens Season at SLU (Sept. 27-28)
DURHAM, N.H. -- The UNH women's ice hockey team opens the 2013-14 season with a two-game series at St. Lawrence on Sept. 27 (7 p.m.) & 28 (3 p.m.). Both games are at SLU’s Appleton Arena.

September 24, 2013
Women's Hockey 2013-14 Media Guide Now Available
DURHAM, N.H. -- The 2013-14 UNH women's ice hockey media guide is now available to view online and download.

September 17, 2013
Women's Hockey Selected Fifth in Hockey East Preseason Poll
WAKEFIELD, Mass. – The UNH women’s ice hockey team was picked fifth in the 2013-14 Women’s Hockey East Preseason Coaches Poll that was released Tuesday.

June 21, 2013
Women's Ice Hockey Releases 2013-14 Schedule
DURHAM, N.H. – The UNH women’s ice hockey program has announced its 33-game schedule for the 2013-14 season that includes 16 home games and 12 non-conference games.

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Women’s Ice Hockey Participates in CelebratePink 5K Road Race
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team took part in the fifth annual CelebratePink 5K Road Race and Walk, benefiting My Breast Cancer Support, Saturday, Sept. 14.

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