No. 6 UNH women's hockey upends Northeastern, 3-0

DURHAM, N.H. -- Senior goaltender Jen Huggon (Plymouth, Mass.) stopped 16 shots to break a school record with her seventh shutout of the season and led sixth-ranked University of New Hamsphire to Friday night's 3-0 Women's Hockey East victory against Northeastern University at the Whittemore Center.

UNH, which received two points apiece from Stephanie Jones (Kimberley, B.C.), Carolyn Gordon (Petrolia, Ont.) and Allison Edgar (Brigden, Ont.), moved past Providence College in the conference standings with 12 points by virtue of a 6-0-0 record and the Wildcats are now 16-3-1 overall. Northeastern is now 5-10-2, 1-4-1.

Huggon moved past former teammate Alica Roberts, who held the single-season shutout record of 6.33 (fraction is due to partial shutouts). Huggon extended her career shutout record to 19.

Jones, who scored the game-winning goal in UNH's last game against Brown University, gave the Wildcats a 1-0 lead with her 10th goal of the season, a power-play tally at 5:17 of the first period. She set a screen in front for Gordon's shot from the slot and tucked the rebound into the net. Edgar was also credited with an assist.

Gordon increased the UNH advantage to 2-0 at 14:46 of the opening stanza when she scored on a rebound from the high slot. NU goalie Chanda Gunn (33 saves) stopped initial shots by Jones and Janine Goulet (Gloucester, Ont.) before surrendering the goal to Gordon.

The Wildcats carried that two-goal cushion into the first intermission and led 3-0 at the end of two periods. Debbie Bernhard (Acton, Mass.) scored the only goal of the middle frame when she redirected Edgar's slapshot from the right point at 10:51. Annie Fahlenbock (Toronto, Ont.), who won the faceoff back to Edgar, also earned an assist.

UNH continued to dominate play in the third period and generated an 11-6 advantage in shots. The 'Cats held a 16-16 edge in the game.

New Hampshire and Northeastern conclude the two-game weekend series Saturday night at the Whittemore Center. Game time is 7 p.m.

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