Northeastern Upends Concordia, 3-2, In Exhibition
Junior forward Tori Sullivan and senior forward McKenna Brand post two points apiece for Huskies

Senior forward McKenna Brand had two assists for the Huskies
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 7:37  NOE1-0 PP Taytum ClairmontShelby Herrington, Skylar Fontaine
2nd 1:29  CNQ1-1 EV Marie-Pascale BernierSophie Gagnon, Audrey-Anne Allard
2nd 4:26  NOE2-1 PP Codie CrossMcKenna Brand, Tori Sullivan
2nd 19:21  NOE3-1 PP GW Tori SullivanDenisa Křížová, McKenna Brand
3rd 18:17  CNQ2-3 PP EA Claudia DuboisCaroll-Ann Gagné, Audrey Belzile
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Concordia (QC)  0112
Northeastern  1203
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Concordia (QC)  341017
Northeastern  1010828
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Concordia (QC)  1/6 5/10 0
Northeastern  3/5 6/12 0
Concordia (QC) Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Alice Philbert (L)57:173 98825
Empty Net2:430     
Northeastern Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Brittany Bugalski29:441 3306
Brianna Storms (W)14:510 0022
Aerin Frankel15:251 0077

BOSTON - The No. 8 Northeastern women's hockey team scored three power-play goals to defeat Concordia by a 3-2 score in exhibition play Saturday afternoon at Matthews Arena.

Redshirt junior Taytum Clairmont, sophomore Codie Cross and redshirt junior Tori Sullivan lit the lamp for Northeastern, while goaltenders Brittany Bugalski, Brianna Storms and Aerin Frankel combined to keep the Concordia offense at bay.

The Huskies outshot the Stingers by a 28-17 margin, including a 20-7 edge through the first two periods. Concordia narrowed the final shot margin courtesy of a late 6-on-3 power-play, but Frankel held the fort with several big stops in the waning minutes to preserve the win.

Goal Recaps

- Northeastern struck first with a power-play goal at the 7:37 mark of the opening period. Clairmont picked up a pass from senior Shelby Herrington behind the cage and whipped a shot on goal from a sharp angle at the left of the net. Concordia netminder Alice Philbert made the initial stop, but could not cover the loose puck, allowing Clairmont to find the disc and bury it inside the right post to make it 1-0.

- The Stingers tied the game at 1:29 of the second stanza when Marie-Pascale Bernier scored on a partial breakaway, flicking a shot under the crossbar following a feed from Sophie Gagnon.

- The Huskies pushed ahead for good with another power-play marker at 4:26 of the second period. After some nice puck movement in the Concordia zone, senior McKenna Brand found Cross open at the left point for a shot that snuck through traffic, inside the right post to push the score to 2-1.

- Sullivan tacked on a third power-play goal at 19:21 of the middle frame, taking a feed from senior Denisa Krizova and wristing a shot off the crossbar and in from the left circle.

- Concordia pulled a goal back with 1:43 left in the third period when Claudia Dubois' point-shot found its way through several bodies and into the net on a 6-on-4 advantage.

Stats of the Game

- Brand (two assists) and Sullivan (goal, assist) each posted multi-point efforts.

- Northeastern went 3-for-5 on the power play, while Concordia went 1-for-6.

- Junior Kasidy Anderson led all players with five shots on goal.

- Frankel paced the NU netminders with seven saves on eight shots, while Bugalski turned aside six of seven attempts, and Storms blocked both shots she faced.

Up Next

The Huskies will open the regular season on Sept. 29-30 against defending national champion Clarkson at Matthews Arena. Faceoff on Friday, Sept. 29 is set for 7 p.m.