New Hampshire women's hockey routs Quinnipiac, 9-0

DURHAM, N.H. -- Senior center Kira Misikowetz (Mississauga, Ont.) recorded her 100th career point and head coach Karen Kay notched her 200th career victory in the University of New Hampshire's 9-0 ECAC Eastern Women's Hockey League game against Quinninipiac University at the Whittemore Center on Friday night.

UNH, the winningest women's ice hockey program with 464 victories, improved to 4-1-0 overall and 3-0-0 in the conference with its fourth consecutive win. Quinnipiac (0-3-0, 0-1-0) is still winless in its first year as a varsity program.

Kay, in her 10th season at the helm of UNH, is the sixth women's ice hockey coach to reach the 200-victory plateau. She has a 200-79-20 career record.

Misikowetz, who entered the game with 99 points in 96 career games, reached the century mark with an assist on the game's first goal by Steph Jones (Kimberley, B.C.) at 4:08 of the first period. Misikowetz netted her third goal of the season - and 36th of her career - to give the 'Cats a 4-0 lead at 4:30 of the second period.

Debbie Bernhard (Acton, Mass.) recorded a hat trick with a goal in the first period and tallies at 5:30 and 19:18 of the final frame. In her collegiate debut, Seanna Conway (Concord, Ohio) recorded 11 saves for the victory. Quinnipiac netminder Victoria Castellon stopped 63 shots, including 34 in the second period.

Following Jones' tally, Allison Edgar (Brigden, Ont.) and Bernhard netted unassisted goals at 16:53 and 18:07, respectively, to give UNH a 3-0 first-period lead. Edgar's team-best fifth tally of the season came on a coast-to-coast effort in which she scored from the slot. Bernhard tucked in her shot from the right doorstep.

UNH took a 4-0 lead into the third period and Kristen Thomas (Wilmington, Mass.) netted a power-play goal at 4:34. Bernhard's second goal gave the 'Cats a 6-0 advantage, then Jaime VanMassenhove (Alpena, Mich.) and Kristine Butt (Pembroke, Mass.) scored 23 seconds apart, at 14:35 and 14:58, to extend the lead to 8-0. Bernhard capped the scoring with 42 seconds left.

The teams conclude the two-game series Saturday night at the Whittemore Center. Game time is 7 p.m.

 

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