Women's Hockey Skates Past Maine, 2-1
ORONO, Maine – Freshman forward Brittney Redlick (Biggar, Saskatchewan) scored the game-winning goal to lift the Wildcats to a 2-1 victory at the University of Maine Saturday afternoon. With the win, UNH improve to 5-7-1 overall and 3-2-1 in Hockey East play while the Black Bears fall to 2-8-1 on the year and 1-6-0 in conference play.
Freshman Megan Armstrong (Edina, Minn.) extended her point-scoring streak to three games as she gave New Hampshire a 1-0 lead at the 12:46 mark of the first period on a power play. Kailey Chappell (Pickering, Ontario) tallied the first assist on the play while Nicole Gifford (Ennismore, Ontario) notched the second assist. Redlick padded New Hampshire's lead to 2-0 at 16:07 with her third goal of the year. Sophomore Jenna Lascelle (Cornwall, Ontario) and rookie Sara Carlson (Hutchinson, Minn.) each tallied assists on the play.
The Wildcats smothered UMaine netminder Brittany Ott with shots in the period, firing 20 while Jenn Gilligan (Maple Ridge, British Columbia) snared all five shots she faced. At the end of the first period, the Wildcats held a 2-0 lead.
Tori Pasquariello got Maine on the board at the 2:33 mark of the second period on a power play goal. Jennifer More sent the pass to Audra Richards who found Pasquariello for the assists on the play. The Wildcats remained in control on offense as the squad sent 15 shots on goal. The University of Maine sent a total of eight shots at Gilligan in the period, seven of which were saved.
Gilligan displayed a strong performance in the third period as she faced 10 shots from the Black Bears, turning away each attempt to preserve the 2-1 advantage. Megan Armstrong took a handful of shots in the period while Chappell also notched a pair of shots. At the end of the third period, New Hampshire skated to a 2-1 victory.
Gilligan got her second win of the season, improving her record to 2-0-0 as she made 22 saves on the 23 shots she faced. Ott received the loss in net for Maine after making 38 saves on the 40 shots New Hampshire sent at her. Ott's record now stands at 2-3-1. Hannah Armstrong (Newmarket, Ontario) tallied a game-high eight shots in the game while Arielle O'Neill (St. Catherines, Ontario) was close behind with six.
The Wildcats return to action on Tuesday, Nov. 20 as they host Quinnipiac for a night contest. Puck drop is set for 7 p.m.