Senior forward Carlee Turner scored two goals and an assist for the Wildcats
Turner's Three Points Lead New Hampshire Past Providence, 6-2
Senior forward Carlee Turner scored two goals and an assist for the Wildcats

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The University of New Hampshire women's ice hockey team, coming off a tough home loss Friday night to Maine, traveled to Schneider Arena in Providence, Rhode Island on Saturday to take on the Providence College Friars. After a back-and-forth first period where both teams led, the Wildcats took the lead in the second and never looked back, winning by a score of 6-2.

Senior captain Carlee Turner (Scottsdale, Ariz.) led the way offensively with a game-high three points on two goals and one assists. Sophomore Lauren Martin (Cambridge, Ontario) also tallied two goals in the contest, including the eventual game-winning goal. It was Martin's first career multi-goal game.

Fellow senior captains Taylor Wenczkowski (Rochester, N.H.) and Tori Howran (Bancroft, Ontario) chipped in with two assists each. Both players have now posted three career multi-assist games, Wenczkowski has posted two this season.

Redshirt sophomore goaltender Ava Boutilier (Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island) allowed two goals in the first period but made 32 saves on the afternoon, preventing the Friars from tying the game for a third time. Her record on the season now stands at 4-3-1.


The Wildcats will split the weekend between home and away, traveling to Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts for a Friday afternoon battle with Boston College at 2 P.M. on November 1. They return home the following Sunday, November 3 to host the Holy Cross Crusaders at 2 P.M.


Date: October 26, 2019
Location: Schneider Arena - Providence, R.I.
Score: UNH 6 (4-3-2, 3-2-1 HEAW) Providence 2 (3-3-0, 1-1-0 HEAW)


UNH (6) - Talli Warren, Lauren Martin (2) (PP, GW), Carlee Turner (2) (2 PP), Meghara McManus
PROV (2) - Maureen Murphy, Whitney Dove (PP)


UNH (10) - Carlee Turner, Maddie Truax, Taylor Wenczkowski (2), Nicole Dunbar, Annie Berry, Tori Howran (2), Jada Christian, Emily Rickwood
PROV (3) - Sara Hjalmarsson, Chloe Gonsalves, Meaghan Rickard


UNH - Ava Boutilier - 8-8-16 - 32 (2 GA) {59:44} (W)
PROV - Clare Minnerath - 4-9-7 - 20 (6 GA) {57:00} (L)


- The Wildcats got on the board early as sophomore Talli Warren (Mundleville, New Brunswick) tallied her first career goal 1:36 into the first period. Carlee Turner collected a pass behind the net from Maddie Truax (Gardner, Mass.) from the right side boards. Turner found Warren out in front of the crease and Warren redirected the pass through the five-hole for the score. It was UNH's earliest goal of the season.

- Providence tied the game up 13 minutes into the period on an offensive rush; Maureen Murphy entered the offensive zone and fired a shot top shelf to equalize.

- The Friars took the lead on a power play goal 17:54 into the first, after passing the puck around the outside they found Whitney Dove from the point who fired a shot into the upper right corner of the net for the 2-1 lead.

- New Hampshire would equalize in the final minute before the first intermission; Nicole Dunbar (Coto de Caza, Calif.) passed up-ice to Lauren Martin who entered the offensive zone with Taylor Wenczkowski. A little give-and-go with Wenczkowski on the two-on-one left Martin all alone with the goaltender and she went forehand-backhand to beat Minnerath.

- The lone goal of the second was Martin once again, tallying a power play goal 10:24 into the period, directly off the face-off win by Wenczkowski that was tipped out to the point by Annie Berry (Milton, Mass.). Martin's shot from the point hit a Providence stick and snuck past the left skate of Minnerath.

- 38 seconds into the third Carlee Turner tallied her first, taking a drop pass from Tori Howran on the power play and sniping one through the pads of Minnerath for the 4-2 lead; after assisting on UNH's fastest goal of the year, Turner now has UNH's fastest goal at the start of a period this season.

- Senior winger Meghara McManus (Milton, Mass.) scored UNH's fifth goal of the contest 10:56 into the third period, slapping a shot from the blue line that found its way through traffic and past the right side of the netminder.

- Turner tallied her second of the period, once again on the power play, 16 minutes into the final frame; a shot by sophomore Emily Rickwood (Branford, Ontario) was saved but Turner was all alone with an empty net on the left side and buried the rebound.


UNH: 6-12 PROV: 7-14


UNH: 3-7 PROV: 1-6


Points (3): Carlee Turner
Goals (2): Lauren Martin, Carlee Turner
Assists (2): Taylor Wenczkowski, Tori Howran
Shots (6): Carlee Turner
Blocked Shots (2): Three players
Faceoffs (15): Carlee Turner

PROVIDENCE LEADERS: Points (1): Five players
Goals (1): Whitney Dove, Sara Hjalmarsson
Assists (1): Three players
Shots (7): Maureen Murphy
Blocked Shots (3): Chloe Gonsalves
Faceoffs (13): Maureen Murphy

Game Summary

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Game statistics
26 Shots 34
3 / 7 Power Plays 1 / 6
6 / 12 PIM 7 / 14
4-3-2 Records 3-3-2
New Hampshire Providence
Talli Warren (1)
Maureen Murphy (5)
Whitney Dove (1)
1st/17:54 PP
Lauren Martin (3)
Lauren Martin (4)
2nd/10:24 PP GW
Carlee Turner (4)
3rd/0:38 PP
Meghara McManus (5)
Carlee Turner (5)
3rd/16:33 PP
New Hampshire Providence
Ava Boutilier
59:44, 32 Saves, 2 GA
(W, 4-3-1)

Empty Net
0:16, 0 GA
Clare Minnerath
57:00, 20 Saves, 6 GA
(L, 3-3-2)

Empty Net
3:00, 0 GA