Putigna Leads Providence Past Vermont, 6-2
Junior forward Christina Putigna posts goal and three assists for Friars

Junior forward Christina Putigna had a goal and three assists for Friars
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 3:21  PRV1-0 EV Brooke Boquist (2)Kathleen McHugh/1, Christina Putigna/4
1st 13:13  VER1-1 EV Val Caldwell (1) -
2nd 3:59  VER2-1 EV Daria O'Neill (1)Saana Valkama/1, Ève-Audrey Picard/1
2nd 7:52  PRV2-2 EV Christina Putigna (2)Kate Friesen/2, Cassidy MacPherson/1
2nd 13:56  PRV3-2 EV GW Meaghan Rickard (1) -
2nd 16:14  PRV4-2 EV Hayley Lunny (1)Christina Putigna/5, Avery Fransoo/2
3rd 3:21  PRV5-2 EV Kathleen McHugh (1)Christina Putigna/6, Rachel Rockwell/1
3rd 11:27  PRV6-2 EV Whitney Dove (2)Emily Landry/1
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Vermont  1102
Providence  1326
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Vermont  57113
Providence  19131951
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Vermont (0-1-0)  0/2 6/12 0
Providence (2-0-0)  0/6 2/4 0
Vermont Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Melissa Black (L, 0-1-0)60:006 18101745
Providence Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Madison Myers (W, 2-0-0)59:022 46111
Empty Net0:580     

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Providence College women's ice hockey team defeated the University of Vermont, 6-2, in the Hockey East opener at Schneider Arena on Sunday afternoon.

Providence - 6 | Vermont - 2

Providence: 2-0-0 (1-0-0 HE) | Vermont: 0-1-0 (0-1-0 HE)

Schneider Arena - Providence, R.I.


- Brooke Boquist (Thunder Bay, Ontario) put the Friars on the board just 3:21 into the first period. She picked up a rebound from Kathleen McHugh's (Billerica, Mass.) shot and fired it home from the left side of the crease. Christina Putigna (Grimsby, Ontario) recorded the secondary assist.

- The Catamounts leveled the score at the 13:13 mark of the first period. Val Caldwell streaked down the boards and took a shot from below the left circle, which squeaked through the pads of Madison Myers (Colchester, Vt.).

- Vermont took the lead early in the second period on a rebound goal from Daria O'Neill. Saana Valkama and Eve Audrey Picard picked up assists on the play.

- Putigna responded with a goal at the 7:53 mark. She shoved home a puck on the left side of the net for her second goal of the season.

- Meaghan Rickard (Coventry, R.I.) picked up an unassisted goal on a breakaway about six minutes later to give the Friars a 3-2 lead.

- Freshman Hayley Lunny scored her first career goal with under four minutes remaining in the period. Putigna and Avery Fransoo (North Battleford, Saskatchewan) earned assists.

- The Friars scored again at the 3:21 mark to start off the third period. McHugh's wrist shot from the slot found the back of the net. Putigna and Rachel Rockwell (Broadview Heights, Ohio) notched assists.

- Whitney Dove (Port Moody, British Columbia) joined the scoring party with the Friars' sixth goal. Dove and Emily Landry (Orangeville, Ontario) put together a nice give-and-go play that resulted in the goal.

- Six different players scored in Sunday's win. Through two regular season games, 10 different players have scored goals.

- Fifteen of the 18 Friars who have dressed so far this season have earned at least a point.


1-0 (Providence) - 3:21/1st - EV - Brooke Boquist, assisted by Kathleen McHugh and Christina Putigna - Rebound goal from the left side of the net

1-1 (UVM) - 13:13/1st - EV - Val Caldwell (unassisted) - Wrist shot from below the left circle

1-2 (UVM) - 3:59/2nd - EV - Daria O'Neill, assisted by Saana Valkama and Eve Audrey Picard - Rebound goal

2-2 (Providence) - 7:53/2nd - Christina Putigna, assisted by Kate Friesen (Altona, Manitoba) and Cassidy MacPherson (Oakville, Ontario) - Pushed home a loose puck on the left side of the net

3-2 (Providence) - 13:56/2nd - Meaghan Rickard (unassisted) - Breakaway goal

4-2 (Providence) - 16:14/2nd - Hayley Lunny, assisted by Christina Putigna and Avery Fransoo - Tap in from the top of the crease

5-2 (Providence) - 3:21/3rd - Kathleen McHugh, assisted by Christina Putigna and Rachel Rockwell - Wrist shot from the slot

6-2 (Providence) - 11:27/3rd - Whitney Dove, assisted by Emily Landry - Give-and-go play through the slot


Providence: Madison Myers, 2-0-0: 11 saves, 2 goals against
Vermont: Melissa Black, 0-1-0: 45 saves, 6 goals against


Shots: 51
Face-off percentage: 51.7% (31/60)
Power plays: 0-6 (0%)
Penalty kill: 100% (2-2)

Shots: 13
Face-off percentage: 48.3% (29/60)
Power plays: 0-2
Penalty kill: 100% (6-6)


Shots: Brooke Boquist (9)
Goals: Six different players (1)
Assists: Christina Putigna (3)
Points: Christina Putigna (4)


The Friars play a home-and-home series with Quinnipiac next weekend. On Friday, the Friars host the Bobcats at 7:00 p.m. On Saturday, the game is set for 4:00 p.m. in Hamden, Conn.