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Senior goaltender Melissa Black turned aside 22 shots for the Catamounts
Vermont Holds Off New Hampshire, 2-1
Senior goaltender Melissa Black turned aside 22 shots for the Catamounts

DURHAM, N.H. - The University of New Hampshire women's ice hockey team took on the University of Vermont Catamounts on Friday evening in the first of a two-game homestand.

The Wildcats found themselves down early, allowing goals seven minutes into the first and second periods. Despite a late extra-attacker goal, the Wildcats were unable to complete the comeback and fell by a score of 2-1.

UNH will remain home for their next matchup, facing off with #9 Northeastern on Sunday at the Whittemore Center for the Stick It To Stigma game. For free tickets to the event, visit


Date: October 19, 2018 - 7 P.M.
Location: Whittemore Center Arena - Durham, N.H.
Attendance: 224
Score: UVM 2 (1-1-2, 1-1-0 Hockey East), UNH 1 (1-3-1, 1-2-0 Hockey East)


UNH (1) - Marie-Jo Pelletier
UVM (2) - Saana Valkama, Eve-Audrey Picard


UNH (2) - Meghara McManus, Lauren Martin
UVM (2) - Kristina Shanaha, Theresa Schafzahl


UNH - Ava Boutilier - 10-4-9 - 23 (2 GA) {56:50} (L)
Opp - Melissa Black - 9-6-7 - 22 (1 GA) {60:00} (W)


- The Catamounts got on the board 7:07 into the first period on a rebound off the pads of Ava Boutilier (Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island) that just snuck through.

- UNH was called for the only penalty of the first period 11:51 into the period. The Wildcats killed off the ensuing power play.

- Vermont tallied another goal 7:10 into the second period on a mis-cleared puck that bounced off a UNH player's skate and in off the post.

- Both teams had a power play opportunity in the second, but neither could convert.

- After a scoreless third period, the Wildcats pulled their goaltender with just over three minutes to play, turning a 4-on-4 into a 5-on-4. Both penalties expired without a UNH goal.

- New Hampshire finally broke through on a play where Marie-Jo Pelletier (Dalhousie, New Brunswick) received the puck, passed it behind the net to Meghara McManus (Milton, Mass.), who then skated behind the net and delivered a tight pass through the crease back to Pelletier who knocked it in.

- The Wildcats would pull Boutilier once again in the final minute to try and grab the equalizer but the only shot towards the net was blocked by Vermont.


UNH: 3-6 UVM: 3-6


UNH: 0-3 UVM: 0-3


Points (1): 3 players
Goals (1): Marie-Jo Pelletier
Assists (1): Meghara McManus, Lauren Martin
Shots (3): Taylor Wenczkowksi, Tori Howran
Blocked Shots (2): 3 players
Faceoffs (9): Carlee Turner


Points (1): 4 players
Goals (1): Saana Valkama, Eve-Audrey Picard
Assists (1): Kristina Shanaha, Theresa Schafzahl
Shots (4): Eve-Audrey Picard
Blocked Shots (3): Taylor Flaherty
Faceoffs (9): Eve-Audrey Picard

Game Summary

Friday, October 19, 2018

Game statistics
25 Shots 23
0 / 3 Power Plays 0 / 3
3 / 6 PIM 3 / 6
1-1-2 Records 1-3-1
Vermont New Hampshire
Saana Valkama (2)
Ève-Audrey Picard (2)
2nd/7:10  GW
Marie-Jo Pelletier (1)
3rd/18:58  EA
Vermont New Hampshire
Melissa Black
60:00, 22 Saves, 1 GA
(W, 1-1-1)
Ava Boutilier
56:50, 23 Saves, 2 GA
(L, 1-3-1)

Empty Net
3:10, 0 GA