ORONO, Maine - The University of Maine women's ice hockey team tied the New Hampshire Wildcats, 2-2.
In the skating strides game for the Black Bears, Malin press, mother of defense-woman Ida Press, was honored in the ceremonial puck drop.
Ida Press put the emotions side and scored the first goal for the Black Bears on the afternoon her sixth of the season, as Maine jumped out to an early 1-0 lead. Michelle Weis (2) and Ali Beltz (16) picked up assists on the play.
New Hampshire would battle back in the second period, as Lauren martin scored her fifth goal of the season to tie the score at 1-1. Jada Christian (3) and Tamara Thierus (11) picked up the assists on the play.
Ida Kuoppala would break the tie for the Black Bears as she scored for the fifth straight game, marking the 15th of her rookie season. Ali Beltz (17) and Ida Press (7) picked up assists.
Christian would get the Wildcats back in the scoring column as she scored her sixth goal of the season on the unassisted breakaway.
That would be the final tally of the game, as even overtime would not be enough to settle the score.
Carly Jackson would finish the contest with 29 saves. The New Hampshire goaltender duo of Nikki Harnett and Ava Thewes would finish with 29 saves in the contest.
Maine (11-12-6, 7-10-5) will be on the road for the next set of games as the will take on the Friars of Providence on Friday, February 6 and Saturday, February 7.