Curtis Hat Trick Leads New Hampshire Past Maine, 7-0
Senior forward Jonna Curtis records hat trick and three assists for Wildcats

Senior forward Jonna Curtis had a hat trick and three assists for the Wildcats
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
2nd 15:16  UNH1-0 EV GW Abby Chapman (2)Carlee Toews/5, Amy Schlagel/5
2nd 17:07  UNH2-0 EV Jonna Curtis (14)Jenna Rheault/3, Abby Chapman/5
3rd 2:06  UNH3-0 EV Jonna Curtis (15)Marie-Jo Pelletier/7, Abby Chapman/6
3rd 2:29  UNH4-0 EV Carlee Toews (5)Jonna Curtis/11, Abby Chapman/7
3rd 13:31  UNH5-0 PP Julia Fedeski (6)Amy Schlagel/6, Jonna Curtis/12
3rd 15:29  UNH6-0 EV Jonna Curtis (16)Lexie Revkin/3
3rd 18:38  UNH7-0 PP Marie-Jo Pelletier (3)Amy Schlagel/7, Jonna Curtis/13
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Maine  0000
New Hampshire  0257
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Maine  571022
New Hampshire  6121129
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Maine (8-16-1)  0/5 6/12 0
New Hampshire (11-13-1)  2/6 5/10 0
Maine Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Carly Jackson (L, 6-15-1)41:523 610016
Mariah Fujimagari17:544 0066
Empty Net0:140     
New Hampshire Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Hilary Cashin (W, 10-5-1)60:000 571022

DURHAM, N.H. - Jonna Curtis (Elk River, Minn.) and Abby Chapman (Beverly Hills, Mich.) combined to record four goals and six assists, and Hilary Cashin (Fredericton, New Brunswick) stopped all 22 shots she faced to lead the University of New Hampshire women's hockey team to Saturday afternoon's 7-0 victory against the University of Maine at the Whittemore Center.

UNH, which outscored Maine 11-1 in the two-game weekend sweep, improved to 11-13-1 overall and 9-7-1 in Hockey East. Maine is now 8-16-1, 4-12-1.

Curtis recorded a hat trick and personal-best three assists for a career-high six points. Chapman tallied a goal and personal-best three assists for a career-high four points. Cashin made 10 of her 22 saves in the third period for her first career shutout.

Maine starting goalie Carly Jackson exited the game when the Wildcats took a 3-0 lead at 2:06 of the third period. She stopped 16 of 19 shots in 41:52 and was charged with the loss. Mariah Fujimagari made six saves and surrendered four goals in the final 17:54.

Next home game: Jan. 28 vs. Northeastern, 2 pm

GAME INFORMATION

Date: Jan. 21, 2017 (4 p.m.)
Location: Whittemore Center (Durham, N.H.)
Attendance: 325
Score: University of New Hampshire 7, University of Maine 0
Updated Records: UNH (11-13-1, 9-7-1 WHEA), Maine (8-16-1, 4-12-1 WHEA)

Goals:

UNH (7) - Jonna Curtis (3), Abby Chapman, Julia Fedeski, Marie-Jo Pelletier, Carlee Toews

MAINE (0)

Assists:

UNH (13) - Abby Chapman (3), Amy Schlagel (3), Jonna Curtis (3), Marie-Jo Pelletier, Ali Praus, Lexie Revkin, Jenna Rheault, Carlee Toews

MAINE (0)

Goaltenders:

UNH- Hilary Cashin 5-7-10-22 (0 GA) {60:00} (Win)

MAINE- Carly Jackson 6-10-0-16 (3 GA) {41:52} (Loss); Mariah Fujimagari x-x-6-6 (4 GA) {17:54}

GAME RECAP

- The game was scoreless for more than 30 minutes, but then Chapman and Curtis scored goals 1 minute, 51 seconds apart to quickly give UNH a 2-0 lead. Chapman scored at 15:16 when her shot from the right of the cage caromed off Jackson into the cage. Curtis struck at 17:07 when she skated onto a loose puck in the neutral zone and beat a defender down the slot before scoring.

- The Wildcats took that two-goal advantage and 18-12 edge in shots into the second intermission. They broke the game open with five goals in the final frame.

- Curtis' second goal of the game chased Jackson from the game at 2:06. Marie-Jo Pelletier (Dalhousie, New Brunswick) made a tape-to-tape pass through the neutral zone to spring Curtis alone down the slot, and she deked the goalie to deposit the puck into the open right side of the net.

- Twenty-three seconds later, Carlee Toews (Grand Prairie, Alberta), charging down the slot, redirected Ali Praus' (Long Lake, Minn.) centering pass from the left corner into the net to give New Hampshire a 4-0 lead.

- With UNH on the power play, Julia Fedeski (Algonquin Highlands, Ontario) corralled an Amy Schlagel (Blaine, Minn.) outlet pass behind the defense at the blue line. Fedeski calmly skated down the slot and wristed a close-range shot into the net for a 5-0 lead at 13:31.

- Curtis completed her hat trick at 15:29 when she corralled an outlet pass from Lexie Revkin (Gaithersburg, Md.), split a pair of defenders to break in alone down the slot and lifted a shot inside the left post.

- Pelletier netted UNH's second power-play goal of the game on a blast through traffic from the right point.

'CAT NIPS

- Curtis' six-point effort is the most by a Wildcat since Feb. 22, 2004, when Nicole Hekle recorded a goal and five assists at UConn.

- Curtis increased her career point total to 92 (49g, 43a) in 112 games.

- Amy Schlagel (Blaine, Minn.) finished with a personal-best three assists to match her career high of three points.

- Marie-Jo Pelletier (Dalhousie, New Brunswick) and Carlee Toews (Grand Prairie, Alberta) both matched their personal best of two points with a goal and an assist.

- The last time UNH shut out an opponent was nearly one year ago - a 3-0 win at Maine on Jan. 24, 2016.

- Seven goals is the highest total by the 'Cats since Oct. 26, 2013, when they won 8-5 at Penn State. That game also marked the previous time UNH netted five goals in a period.

- New Hampshire scored two power-play goals in a game for the third time this season; that was most recently accomplished Nov. 20 vs. Providence College.

- UNH's penalty kill was a perfect 9-for-9 in the two-game series vs. Maine.

- The 11 wins matches last season's total.

- Nine wins in Hockey East are the most since the 2012-13 team went 10-8-3.

PENALTIES

UNH: 5-10. MAINE: 6-12.

POWER PLAYS

UNH: 2-6. MAINE: 0-5.

NEW HAMPSHIRE LEADERS

Points (5): Jonna Curtis
Goals (3): Jonna Curtis
Assists (3): Abby Chapman, Amy Schlagel
Shots (6): Jonna Curtis, Amy Schlagel
Blocked Shots (2): Lexie Revkin, Amy Schlagel, Abby Chapman, Marie-Jo Pelletier
Faceoffs Won (8): Meghara McManus

MAINE LEADERS

Points (0)
Goals (0)
Assists (0)
Shots (5): Tereza Vanisova
Blocked Shots (1): Jessica Vallotton, Alyson Matteau, Vendula Pribylov, Kristin Gilmour
Faceoffs Won (10): Lydia Murray