Junior netminder Ava Boutilier made 23 saves for the Wildcats
Boutilier, New Hampshire Shut Out UConn, 2-0
Junior netminder Ava Boutilier made 23 saves for the Wildcats

STORRS, Conn. - University of New Hampshire junior Ellie Sasaki (Markham, Ontario) and freshman Jada Christian (Caledon East, Ontario) both tallied goals Friday evening as the women's hockey team defeated UConn by a final score of 2-0.

The Wildcats open up the season with a 1-0-0 conference record and improve to 2-1-1 overall. The Wildcats have a quick turnaround as they return home Saturday afternoon to face Boston University at the Whitt. For tickets, visit or call (603)862-4000.

Redshirt sophomore goaltender Ava Boutilier (Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island) posted her second shutout of the season and the third of her career with a 23-save effort.


Date: Oct. 11, 2019 - 6 P.M.
Location: Freitas Ice Forum - Storrs, Conn.
Score: UNH 2 (2-1-1, 1-0-0) UConn 0 (2-1-0, 0-1-0)


UNH (2) - Ellie Sasaki, Jada Christian
UConn (0) -


UNH (4) - Annie Berry, Abby Chapman, Rae Breton, Grace Middleton
UConn (0) -


UNH - Ava Boutilier - 4-8-11 - 23 (0 GA) {60:00} (W) UConn - Morgan Fisher - 4-9-13 - 26 (2 GA) {58:00} (L)


- The game was still scoreless after one period of play; shots were even at 4-4 but a total of three power play opportunities were had, two for UNH and one for UConn.

- The first goal of the contest came 16 minutes into the second period. After an attempted UConn clear, freshman Annie Berry (Milton, Mass.) collected the puck in the neutral zone and charged the net; she was able to flip the puck through the crease to the left side of the net and Sasaki poked the puck through after her initial chance bounced off the skate of Fisher.

- UNH added insurance on the power play 15:40 into the third period as a scrum behind the net was one by Grace Middleton (Midland, Mich.) and poked out to Rae Breton (Brighton, Ontario) on the right-side boards. Breton sent a feed out in front of the net and Jada Christian redirected it with a one-timer that found the back of the net through traffic.

- The Huskies pulled their goaltender with just under two minutes remaining but neither team was able to manage a goal.


UNH: 8-16 UConn: 7-14


UNH: 1-6 UConn: 0-6


Points (1): Six players
Goals (1): Ellie Sasaki, Jada Christian
Assists (1): Four players
Shots (4): Carlee Turner
Blocked Shots (4): Tori Howran
Faceoffs (13): Carlee Turner


Points (0):
Goals (0):
Assists (0):
Shots (5): Natalie Snodgrass
Blocked Shots (2): Tristyn Svetek
Faceoffs (12): Briana Colangelo

Game Summary

Friday, October 11, 2019

Game statistics
28 Shots 23
1 / 7 Power Plays 0 / 8
8 / 16 PIM 7 / 14
2-1-1 Records 2-1-0
New Hampshire UConn
Ellie Sasaki (1)
2nd/16:39  GW
Jada Christian (1)
3rd/15:40 PP
New Hampshire UConn
Ava Boutilier
60:00, 23 Saves, 0 GA
(W, 2-1-1)
Morgan Fisher
60:00, 26 Saves, 2 GA
(L, 1-1-0)