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Freshman forward Jada Christian scored the game-tying goal for the Wildcats
New Hampshire And Merrimack Play To 2-2 Draw
Freshman forward Jada Christian scored the game-tying goal for the Wildcats

NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. - The Merrimack Warriors earned a 2-2 tie against the University of New Hampshire Wildcats on Saturday afternoon, as senior forward Mikyla Grant-Mentis set the new all-time points record for the program with an assist on the game's second goal.


The Basics

Score: Merrimack 2, New Hampshire 2
Records: Merrimack (4-21-5, 1-17-5 HEAW) | New Hampshire (15-12-4, 11-10-3 HEAW)
Location: Lawler Rink | North Andover, Mass.


How It Happened

- UNH opened the game's scoring as Meghara McManus poked in a rebound on the power play late in the first.

- Merrimack scored its first of the night on the power play in the second period, as Kate Bukolska redirected a shot from the point by Julia MacLean to bring the game back even.

- The Warriors took a lead at 15:45 of the second as Gabby Jones pulled away from the pile of bodies, handling a short pass over from Grant-Mentis before using a screen and firing inside the post to take the lead.

- UNH found the equalizer at 16:42 of the third, as Jada Christian finished in the slot to bring the game to its 2-2 final.


Notes & Numbers

- Grant-Mentis is now the all-time points leader for the Warriors, with 114 points. The center tallied 55 goals and 59 assists in 133 career games.

- The overtime game is the eighth this year, with the Warriors going 1-2-5 in extra frames.

- Goaltenders: Lea-Kristine Demers (35 saves, 3-15-5) // Ava Boutilier (31 saves, 10-7-2)

- Power Plays: 0-2 | 1-6

- Shots on Goal: 7-13 // 13-13 // 12-10 // 1-0 - 33-36

- Faceoffs: 34 // 43

- Blocks: 8 // 20


Up Next

Merrimack will take its last road trip of the 2019-20 season, heading to take on the UConn Huskies on Friday, Feb. 14 at 6 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 15 at 3 p.m. in Storrs, Conn.

Game Summary

Saturday, February 8, 2020

2
2
Game statistics
37 Shots 33
1 / 6 Power Plays 2 / 4
4 / 8 PIM 6 / 12
15-12-4 Records 4-21-5
GOAL SCORERS
New Hampshire Merrimack
Meghara McManus (16)
1st/14:54 PP
Kate Bukolská (5)
2nd/9:34 PP
Gabby Jones (3)
2nd/15:45 PP
Jada Christian (8)
2nd/16:42  GT
GOALTENDERS
New Hampshire Merrimack
Ava Boutilier
65:00, 31 Saves, 2 GA
(T, 10-7-2)
Léa-Kristine Demers
65:00, 35 Saves, 2 GA
(T, 3-15-5)