Curtis Scores Four Goals To Lead New Hampshire Past Merrimack, 6-2
Senior forward Jonna Curtis scores four goals for Wildcats

Senior forward Jonna Curtis scored four goals for the Wildcats
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 9:44  UNH1-0 EV Jonna Curtis (1)Carlee Turner/2, Julia Fedeski/1
2nd 5:47  MER1-1 EV Annie Boeckers (2)Jackie Pieper/3
2nd 6:36  UNH2-1 EV Meghara McManus (1)Carlee Toews/2, Nicole Dunbar/1
2nd 13:45  UNH3-1 PP GW Jonna Curtis (2)Marie-Jo Pelletier/2, Carlee Turner/3
2nd 16:25  UNH4-1 EV Carlee Turner (1) -
3rd 15:12  MER2-4 PP EA Paige Sorensen (1)Katelyn Rae/1, Allison Sexton/5
3rd 17:45  UNH5-2 EV EN Jonna Curtis (3) -
3rd 19:47  UNH6-2 EV EN Jonna Curtis (4)Devan Taylor/1, Marie-Jo Pelletier/3
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Merrimack  0112
New Hampshire  1326
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Merrimack  581023
New Hampshire  812727
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Merrimack (2-4-0)  1/6 2/4 0
New Hampshire (1-5-0)  1/2 6/12 0
Merrimack Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Léa-Kristine Demers (L, 2-4-0)56:414 79521
Empty Net3:192     
New Hampshire Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Hilary Cashin (W, 1-2-0)60:002 57921

DURHAM, N.H. - Jonna Curtis (Elk River, Minn.) scored a career-high four goals and Hilary Cashin (Fredericton, New Brunswick) made 21 saves for her first career victory as the University of New Hampshire women's ice hockey team defeated Merrimack College, 6-2, Saturday afternoon at the Whittemore Center.

Cashin made nine of her 21 saves in the third period, and one of her goals against was when Merrimack had a three-skater advantage - two Wildcats in the penalty box and Warriors' goalie Lea-Kristine Demers pulled for an extra attacker.

Curtis' four points matched a personal best and marked the first time a UNH Wildcat scored four goals in a game since Oct. 22, 2005 (Leah Craig at Niagara University).

UNH improved to 1-5-0 overall and 1-2-0 in Hockey East. Merrimack is now 2-4-0, 1-1-0.


Date: Oct. 15, 2016 (7 p.m.)
Location: Whittemore Center (Durham, N.H.)
Attendance: 264
Score: University of New Hampshire 6, Merrimack 2
Updated Records: MC (2-4-0, 1-1-0 WHEA), UNH (1-5-0, 1-2-0 WHEA)


MC (2) - Annie Boeckers, Paige Sorenson
UNH (6) - Jonna Curtis (4), Meghara McManus, Carlee Turner


MC (6)- Jackie Pieper, Katelyn Rae, Allison Sexton
UNH (8) - Marie-Jo Pelletier (2), Carlee Turner (2), Nicole Dunbar, Julia Fedeski, Devan Taylor, Carlee Toews


MC- Lea-Kristine Demers 7-9-5-21 (4 GA) {56:41} (loss)
UNH- Hilary Cashin 5-7-9-21 (2 GA) {60:00} (win)

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- Curtis scored the first goal of the game at 9:44 of the first period when she corralled a rebound in the left corner, looped around the circle to the slot and snapped a wrister into the upper-right corner.

- Carlee Turner (Scottsdale, Ariz.; 1g, 2a), with the initial shot from the left point, and Julia Fedeski (Algonquin Highlands, Ontario), who made the pass out of the defensive zone, were credited with assists.

- New Hampshire took that 1-0 lead and 8-5 shot advantage into the first intermission.

- Merrimack tied the score, 1-1, at 5:47 of the second stanza when Jackie Pieper fed a pass from behind the net to Annie Boeckers in the slot.

- UNH regained the lead 49 seconds later, however. Nicole Dunbar (Coto De Caza, Calif.) advanced the puck out of the D-zone to Carlee Toews (Grand Prairie, Alberta) at center ice. Toews quickly found Meghara McManus (Milton, Mass.) on the right wing and she scored from the right doorstep at 6:36 to give the 'Cats a lead they would not relinquish.

- Curtis and Turner scored less than three minutes apart - at 13:45 and 16:25, respectively - to quickly extend the lead to 4-1.

- On the power play, Curtis' shot from the left side of the high slot sailed through traffic inside the right post; Marie-Jo Pelletier (Dalhousie, New Brunswick) and Turner set up the goal.

- Turner recorded her third point of the game when she won the puck in the left corner and charged to the front of the net, where she beat Demers.

- UNH led 4-1 with a 20-13 shot advantage through 40 minutes.

- New Hampshire was whistled for minor penalties at 13:32 and 14:25 to give Merrimack a two-skater advantage. With a faceoff in the offensive zone, the Warriors pulled Demers in favor of an extra skater. Allison Sexton won the faceoff back to Katelyn Rae, who swung a pass to the high slot and that's where Paige Sorenson blasted a shot into the net at 15:12.

- MC pulled Demers twice more, but both times it was UNH - and Curtis, specifically - who scored to secure the victory.

- Curtis collected a loose puck near the middle of the defensive blue line and sped down the center of the ice for a breakaway. She deposited a shot from the high slot into the empty net to complete her hat trick and give the 'Cats a 5-2 lead at 17:45.

- In the closing minute, Devan Taylor (North Billerica, Mass.) tapped the puck from center ice ahead to Curtis. She advanced down the right wing and again scored into the empty net with 13 seconds left to close the scoring.


- It was a notable game for Turner, who recorded her first career goal, first career multiple-assist game (two) and personal-best three points.

- McManus also scored her first career goal.

- Dunbar tallied her first career point with the assist on McManus' goal.

- Pelletier finished with two assists to mark personal bests in both assists and points.


- The six goals marked the highest UNH total since Oct. 26, 2013, when the Wildcats won 8-5 at Penn State.

- Eight Wildcats recorded a point with three multiple-point performers.


MC: 2-4. UNH: 6-12


MC: 1-6. UNH: 1-2.


Points (4): Jonna Curtis
Goals (4): Jonna Curtis
Assists (2): Marie-Jo Pelletier, Carlee Turner
Shots (6): Jonna Curtis
Blocked Shots (1): six tied
Faceoffs Won (9): Carlee Turner


Points (1): Annie Boeckers, Paige Sorenson, Jackie Pieper, Katelyn Rae, Allison Sexton
Goals (1): Annie Boeckers, Paige Sorenson
Assists (1): Jackie Pieper, Katelyn Rae, Allison Sexton
Shots (5): Emily Volpe
Blocked Shots (4): Paige Sorenson
Faceoffs Won (11): Allison Sexton