Senior defenseman Camryn Wong posted two assists for the Huskies
UConn Skates Past Merrimack, 4-2
Senior defenseman Camryn Wong posted two assists for the Huskies

Box Score

STORRS, Conn. - The University of Connecticut women's ice hockey team began the inaugural season in the Toscano Family Ice Forum with a 4-2 victory.

Period 1: UConn and Merrimack would get aggressive offensively looking to take the early lead. Then, Merrimack would get the power play with a cross checking penalty, but UConn would kill the power play. The Huskies would get their chance with a power play as Merrimack would go to the box for holding, but the Warriors would also kill the penalty. Another power play chance came for the Huskies, and they took advantage. Camryn Wong and Claire Peterson would set up Brooke Campbell for the 1-0 lead in the first. 

Period 2: The second period would start off like the first as both teams played aggressively. More power play advantages would occur. The Warriors would get their second power play of the night with a body checking penalty, but the Huskies would hold them off. Then, UConn would strike again. Kaitlyn Yearwood found captain Coryn Tormala for the 2-0 score in the second. The Huskies would outshoot the Warriors with 24 shots on goal to two. 

Period 3: The Huskies took the same approach as the first two periods with aggressive offense. UConn would make it 3-0 early in the third period. Brianna Ware assisted Kathryn Stockdale with a spin around pass that opened the way for the rocketing shot. Merrimack would get the power play with a roughing penalty on UConn and Sophie McKinley for the Warriors would score. As the power play was ticking down to the last seconds, Merrimack's Hannah Corneliusen would tack on a second goal. The Huskies would then round out the night with an empty net goal as Kate Thurman would make it 4-2 and secure the first win in Toscano Family Ice Forum.


The Huskies will take on Vermont at 2 p.m. on Saturday Jan. 14 at Toscano Ice Forum. The game can be seen on ESPN+.