Senior forward Meghara McManus scored at 2:02 of overtime for the Wildcats
McManus Scores in Overtime to Lead New Hampshire Past Vermont, 2-1
Senior forward Meghara McManus scored at 2:02 of overtime for the Wildcats

DURHAM, N.H. - University of New Hampshire senior forward Meghara McManus (Milton, Mass.) tallied a game-winning goal 2:02 into the extra period as the Wildcats women's hockey team defeated the University of Vermont 2-1 on Friday evening.

The goal was McManus' team-leading seventh of the season, on a shot from senior captain Carlee Turner (Scottsdale, Ariz.) that bounced through traffic and eventually off of McManus.

After the Wildcats tallied an early first period goal, the Catamounts responded early in the third period to force the extra period. UNH's first goal came from sophomore Emily Rickwood (Brantford, Ontario), her fifth of the season.


The Wildcats and the Catamounts will face off again Saturday afternoon at 3 PM for the third annual Stick It To Stigma game to raise awareness and support for mental illness, with special game-worn UNH jerseys to be auctioned off postgame.


Date: November 8, 2019 - 6 P.M.
Location: Whittemore Center - Durham, N.H.
Attendance: 381
Score: UNH 2 (6-4-2, 5-3-1 HEAW), UVM 1 (4-2-4, 1-2-2 HEAW)


UNH (2) - Emily Rickwood, Meghara McManus
UVM (1) - Eve-Audrey Picard


UNH (4) - Tori Howran, Tamara Thiérus, Carlee Turner, Emily Rickwood
UVM (2) - Lily Humphrey, Sara Levesque


UNH- Ava Boutilier - 12-8-4-0 - 24 (1 GA) {62:02} (W)
UVM- Blanka Skodova - 2-7-12-0 - 21 (2 GA) {61:57} (L)


- UNH tallied the first goal of the game at 15:14 of the first period during a power play, bringing the score to 1-0. Tori Howran (Bancroft, Ontario) took a shot from the blue line that was blocked by a UVM defender; the puck bounced to Emily Rickwood who fired the puck into the wide open net from the right side of the crease.

- In a scoreless second period, both teams had shortened power plays as they skated 4-on-4 in the middle of the period. UVM outshot UNH 8-7 in that period.

- At 6:49 into the third period, UVM scored their first goal of the night on a drive from Eve-Audrey Picard who clipped a shot off the crossbar and into the net to equalize.

- In overtime, the Wildcats were able to get a power play opportunity. 2:02 into the extra period, Carlee Turner took a feed from Emily Rickwood and fired a shot from just outside the left faceoff circle. The high shot deflected off of a Vermont stick, off of the shoulder of Meghara McManus, and over the head of the UVM goaltender for McManus' first game-winner of the season.


- Meghara McManus is now on a four game point streak, the longest streak by a Wildcat this season, tallying three goals and one assist in the last four games. Tamara Thiérus (Saint-Jérome, Quebec) extends her active streak to three games (1-2-3).


UNH: 3-6 UVM: 5-10


UNH: 2-5 UVM: 0-3


Points (1): Six players
Goals (1): Emily Rickwood, Meghara McManus
Assists (1): Four players
Shots (5): Emily Rickwood
Blocked Shots (2): Julia Scammell, Carlee Turner
Faceoffs (15): Carlee Turner


Points (1): Four players
Goals (1): Eve-Audrey Picard
Assists (1): Lily Humphrey, Sara Levesque
Shots (3): Three players
Blocked Shots (3): Sini Karjalainen
Faceoffs (9): Eve-Audrey Picard

Game Summary

Friday, November 8, 2019

Game statistics
25 Shots 23
0 / 3 Power Plays 2 / 5
5 / 10 PIM 3 / 6
4-2-4 Records 6-4-2
Vermont New Hampshire
Emily Rickwood (4)
1st/15:14 PP
Ève-Audrey Picard (3)
Meghara McManus (7)
OT/2:02 PP GW
Vermont New Hampshire
Blanka Škodová
61:57, 21 Saves, 2 GA
(L, 3-2-3)

Empty Net
0:05, 0 GA
Ava Boutilier
62:02, 24 Saves, 1 GA
(W, 6-4-1)