Senior netminder Nicky Harnett made 13 saves for the Wildcats
New Hampshire Defeats Holy Cross, 2-0
Senior netminder Nicky Harnett made 13 saves for the Wildcats

Box Score

WORCESTER, Mass. - Senior goaltender Nicky Harnett (Plymouth, Minn.) recorded 13 saves to backbone the University of New Hampshire women's hockey team to Friday night's 2-0 victory against College of the Holy Cross at Hart Center Arena.

Harnett stopped six shots in both the first and third period to record her first shutout of the season and fourth career. Junior forward Brianna Brooks (Whitby, Ontario) tallied two assists on the goals by junior defenseman Rae Breton (Brighton, Ontario) and senior forward Tamara Thiérus (Saint-Jérôme, Quebec).

HC goalie Madison Beck was credited with 21 saves.

UNH improves to 3-7-0 overall and 2-5-0 in Hockey East, while Holy Cross moves to 2-6-1, 1-4-0.


- UNH returns to action Oct. 29 (2 p.m.) against Holy Cross. Buy tickets online by CLICKING HERE, calling (603) 862-4000 or visiting the Whittemore Center Ticket Office.


- UNH took a 1-0 lead at 18:47 of the first period. Brooks won a faceoff back to the left point for Breton, whose blast caromed off the end boards and Beck's back into the net.


- The Wildcats extended the lead to 2-0 at 7:05 of the first period. Junior Nicole Kelly (Brantford, Ontario) made the stretch pass through the neutral zone to Thiérus, who made a quick touch pass to Brooks at the left point. Brooks slipped a return pass to Thiérus and she scored from the low slot despite being pulled down by a Crusaders' defender.


- Holy Cross pulled Beck in favor of an extra skater with 70 seconds remaining and went on a power play 17 seconds later to gain a 6-fon-4 advantage.

- UNH did not allow a shot on goal the rest of the way, however, as grad students Emily Rickwood (Brantford, Ontario) and Lauren Martin (Cambridge, Ontario) both blocked one shot attempt.


- New Hampshire finished with a 23-13 shot advantage.

- Holy Cross had a 28-27 edge in the faceoff circle.

- UNH blocked 10 shot attempts in comparison to four for Holy Cross.

- The Wildcats were 0-for-4 on the power play and HC was scoreless on three power plays.


- Brooks' two assists and points matched her career highs in both stats. She has two multiple-assist games this season and three in her career; she also has two multiple-point games this season and nine career.

- Brooks also led the Wildcats in the faceoff circle with 12 wins and .632 winning percentage (12 of 19).

- Brooks is UNH's leader in assists (seven) and is tied for the lead in points (seven).

- It was the first goal and point of the season for Breton.

- Sophomore forward Shea Verrier (Reading, Mass.) led all skaters with three blocks.


- UNH has a 12-1-0 lifetime record against Holy Cross and the Wildcats have a five-game win streak in the series.