Sophomore forward Caroline Peterson scored the game-winning goal for the Friars
Providence Clips New Hampshire, 2-1, To Sweep Weekend Series
Sophomore forward Caroline Peterson scored the game-winning goal for the Friars

DURHAM, N.H. - University of New Hampshire freshman Jada Christian (Caledon East, Ontario) notched her second game-tying goal in as many games, equalizing 3:01 into the third period, but the UNH women's ice hockey team fell to Providence College for a second straight game by a score of 2-1 on Saturday afternoon.

Christian's goal was her fifth of her debut campaign. It was once again assisted by her linemates, fellow freshman Tamara Thiérus (Saint Jérome, Quebec) and sophomore Lauren Martin (Cambridge, Ontario).

Freshman goaltender Nikki Harnett (Plymouth, Minn.) got her second straight start in net, stopping 21 of 23 Providence attempts, but her record falls to 2-3-1 on the season, despite UNH outshooting the Friars 33-23.


Date: January 18, 2020
Location: Whittemore Center
Attendance: 438
Score: PC 2 (13-9-2, 10-7-0 Hockey East), UNH 1 (11-11-2, 8-9-1 Hockey East)


UNH (1) - Jada Christian
PC (2) - Sara Hjalmarsson, Caroline Peterson (GW)


UNH (2) - Lauren Martin, Tamara Théirus
PC (4) - Avery Fransoo, Chloe Gonsalves, Neve Van Pelt, Ciara Baarone


UNH - Nikki Harnett - 7-9-5 - 21 (2 GA) {58:02} (L)
PC - Sandra Abstreiter - 14-8-10 - 21 (1 GA) {60:00} (W)


- At 8:38 of the first period, the Wildcats had their first power play opportunity of the game. Jada Christian had two blasts from the slot but UNH was unable to capitalize.

- In the first period, UNH edged Providence College in shots by a margin of 14-7.

- New Hampshire got another power play opportunity at 1:25 of the second period, but were held scoreless by the Friars.

- The Friars got their first power play at 7:37 of the second period, but UNH's defensive efforts kept the score 0-0.

- Right after the UNH penalty expired, Providence's Avery Fransoo dished the puck Sara Hjalmarsson at the blue line who skated past the UNH defender for a one-on-one chance against the goalie.

- Hjalmarsson fired a shot from the slot that slipped past Nikki Harnett for the Friars to take the lead 1-0.

- PC edged UNH in shots in the second period 10-2, and led 1-0 going into the third.

- UNH tied the game at 3:01 into the third period from Jada Christian's shot from the right face-off circle that found its way over the shoulder of Sandra Abstreiter.

- At 8:49 of the third, PC had a 5-on-3 opportunity for 21 seconds before they gave up a interference penalty. The Wildcats had a 24 second power play after playing 4-4, but neither team was able to convert.

- Providence took the lead with just over two minutes left to play in the game. Ciara Barone sent the puck from behind the net just inside the left face-off circle to Neve Van Pelt who fired the puck towards the net and it was deflected by Caroline Peterson into the net to give PC a 2-1 lead.

- UNH pulled their goalie in favor of an extra attacker at 17:58 of the third period, but were unable to put a goal in to send the game to OT.


UNH: 4-8 PC: 4-8


UNH: 0-4 PC: 0-4


Points (1): 3 Players
Goals (1): Jada Christian
Assists (2): Lauren Martin, Tamara Théirus
Shots (7): Jada Christian
Blocked Shots (5): Talli Warren
Faceoffs (16): Carlee Turner


Points (1): 5 Players
Goals (2): Sara Hjalmarsson, Caroline Peterson
Assists (1): 4 Players
Shots (7): Ciara Barone
Blocked Shots (4): Avery Fransoo
Faceoffs (7): Sara Hjalmarsson

Game Summary

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Game statistics
23 Shots 33
0 / 4 Power Plays 0 / 4
4 / 8 PIM 4 / 8
13-9-2 Records 11-11-2
Providence New Hampshire
Sara Hjalmarsson (13)
Jada Christian (5)
Caroline Peterson (1)
3rd/17:45  GW
Providence New Hampshire
Sandra Abstreiter
60:00, 32 Saves, 1 GA
(W, 5-4-0)
Nikki Harnett
58:02, 21 Saves, 2 GA
(L, 2-3-1)

Empty Net
1:58, 0 GA