Senior defenseman Tori Howran had two assists for the Wildcats
New Hampshire Defeats Dartmouth, 3-1
Senior defenseman Tori Howran had two assists for the Wildcats

DURHAM, N.H. - Seniors Meghara McManus (Milton, Mass.), Nicole Dunbar (Coto de Caza, Calif.) and sophomore Lauren Martin (Cambridge, Ontario) each tallied a goal on Tuesday evening as the University of New Hampshire women's ice hockey team defeated Dartmouth College by a score of 3-1 at the Whittemore Center.

The 'Cats went up 3-0 in the first two periods, but the Big Green got one back in the third to spoil the shutout.

Freshman netminder Ava Thewes (Clarkston, Mich.) got her second career start in the contest and earned her first career win on a 21-save effort. Her record in her debut season now stands at 1-1-1.

UP NEXT: The Wildcats go on the road this coming weekend for two games in Massachusetts. They travel to Chestnut Hill to face the Boston College Eagles on Friday, February 7 at 2 P.M. on NESN. UNH follows that game up with the series finale with Merrimack College on Saturday, February 8, also at 2 P.M.

NEXT HOME GAME: The 'Cats return home Saturday, February 15 at 2 P.M., as they host the Boston University Terriers for Alumni Day. For tickets, visit or call (603)862-4000.


Date: Feb. 4, 2020 - 7 P.M.
Location: Whittemore Center Arena - Durham, N.H.
Attendance: 331
Score: UNH 3 (14-12-3) Dartmouth (5-15-3)


UNH (3) - Nicole Dunbar, Meghara McManus (GW), Lauren Martin (PP)
DART (1) - Catherine Trevors


UNH (6) - Grace Middleton, Tori Howran (2), Emily Rickwood, Taylor Wenczkowski, Carlee Turner
DART (0) -


UNH - Ava Thewes - 4-12-5 - 21 (1 GA) {60:00} (W)
DART - Kayla Wormsbecher- 9-8-13 - 30 (3 GA) {60:00} (L)


- New Hampshire struck first 7:52 into the first period on a breakaway chance from Grace Middletion (Midland, Mich.) and Nicole Dunbar. Middleton skated the puck down the nearside boards, and sent a cross-ice pass through traffic Dunbar who was crashing the net, and snuck the puck to a wide-open stick side.

- Dartmouth upped its shot total in the second, outshooting the Wildcats 12-10 as opposed to a 10-4 disadvantage in the first. UNH managed two more goals in the second period on its 10 shots.

- The Wildcats tallied their next goal 9:31 into the second frame; another breakaway was led this time by Taylor Wenczkowski (Rochester, N.H.), Emily Rickwood (Brantford, Ontario) and Meghara McManus. Wenczkowski passed the puck to Rickwood in the middle, and the puck bounced off her skate and a Dartmouth skate to a waiting McManus on the glove side of Wormsbecher for the 2-0 lead.

- The 'Cats tallied another 18 minutes into the period on a power play; a shot by Carlee Turner (Scottsdale, Ariz.) was saved by Wormsbecher but the rebound went right to Martin on the glove-side red line and she put the puck back into the net for the 3-0 lead.

- Dartmouth got a goal back in the third period as Catherine Trevors intercepted a pass in the neutral zone and skated it in unassisted seven minutes into the final frame.


- New Hampshire has now won three straight meetings between the two programs; UNH leads all-time, 39-12-4.

- UNH is now 2-1-1 against the ECAC this season.

- 11 of the Wildcats' 14 wins this season have come when allowing no power play goals by the opponent.

- McManus's game-winning goal was her team-leading 15th goal of the season.

- The game was Tori Howran's (Bancroft, Ontario) second multi-assist game of the season and the fifth of her career.

- New Hampshire is now 2-1-0 following a tie.


UNH: 4-8 DART: 5-10


UNH: 1-5 DART: 0-4


Points (2): Tori Howran
Goals (1): Three players
Assists (2): Tori Howran
Shots (5): Nicole Dunbar, Maddie Truax
Blocked Shots (3): Maddie Truax, Emily Rickwood
Faceoffs (7): Lauren Martin, Carlee Turner


Points (1): Catherine Trevors
Goals (1): Catherine Trevors
Assists (0):
Shots (4): Catherine Trevors
Blocked Shots (5): Bailee Brekke
Faceoffs (7): Christina Rombaut

Game Summary

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Game statistics
22 Shots 33
0 / 4 Power Plays 1 / 5
5 / 10 PIM 4 / 8
5-15-3 Records 14-12-3
Dartmouth New Hampshire
Nicole Dunbar (5)
Meghara McManus (15)
2nd/9:31  GW
Lauren Martin (6)
2nd/18:17 PP
Catherine Trevors (7)
Dartmouth New Hampshire
Kayla Wormsbecher
60:00, 30 Saves, 3 GA
(L, 1-3-0)
Ava Thewes
60:00, 21 Saves, 1 GA
(W, 1-1-1)