DURHAM, N.H. – Kelly Paton (Woodstock, Ontario) scored her third goal of the season
and Melissa Bourdon (Ile Bizard, Quebec) recorded 17 saves as the third-ranked
University of New Hampshire women’s hockey team skated to a 1-1 tie against
fourth-ranked St. Lawrence University in Saturday afternoon’s non-conference game at
the Whittemore Center.
UNH, unbeaten in 28 consecutive home games (25-0-3), is now 9-1-1 overall, including
2-0-1 in overtime, and SLU is 8-2-1.
Following a scoreless first period in which UNH recorded a 11-4 shot advantage, the
Wildcats took a 1-0 lead with a power-play goal at 7:31 of the second stanza. Sam Faber
(Mt. Sinai, N.Y.) initiated the sequence with a pass from the left point to Shannon
Clement (Sault Ste Marie, Ontario) in the corner. Clement threw the puck in front of
the net, where Paton’s initial shot was stopped by SLU goalie Meaghan Guckian but
Paton socred off the rebound.
New Hampshire took that 1-0 lead and a 20-7 shot advantage into the second intermission.
The Saints evened the score, 1-1, on their fifth power play of the game. UNH goalie
Melissa Bourdon (Ile Bizard, Quebec) stopped Britni Smith’s initial shot from the left
point, but Sabrina Harbec gathered the puck at the right post and lifted a shot into the
net. Carson Duggan was also credited with an assist on the play.
SLU began the five-minute overtime session with 1:47 remaining on a power play. Chelsea
Grills, who was stoned by Bourdon on a first- period breakaway, found open space in the
left circle and fired a shot from the face-off dot that was snared by Bourdon.
Bourdon made three saves in OT following a seven-save effort in the third period.
Guckian made one of her 28 saves in the extra session.
UNH finished the game 1-for-3 on the power play and 7-for-8 on the penalty kill.
New Hampshire and SLU conclude the two-game series Nov. 12 (2 p.m.) at the Whittemore