Sophomore goaltender Blanka Skodova made 25 saves for the Catamounts
Skodova Backstops Vermont To 1-0 Win At New Hampshire
Sophomore goaltender Blanka Skodova made 25 saves for the Catamounts

DURHAM, N.H. - The University of New Hampshire women's hockey team took on the University of Vermont at the Whittemore Center Arena on Saturday afternoon. The Wildcats held their ground, but the Catamounts were able to sneak in a goal late in the second period to win 1-0.

The Wildcats and Catamounts combined to go 0-6 on the powerplay, and UNH outshot UVM by a total of 25-21. This was only the second time this year that the Wildcats were held scoreless.

The game was UNH's third annual Stick it to Stigma game; fans' tickets were covered by the Connor's Climb foundation, and a silent auction was held for each game-worn jersey to be given to the highest bidder by each player on the ice post-game.

The Wildcats have a home and home next weekend with Northeastern, traveling to Boston, Mass. to face the Huskies on Friday November 15, at 6 P.M and will return to the Whittemore Center to host the Huskies Saturday November 16, at 3 P.M. For tickets to Saturday's contest, call (603)862-4000 or visit


Date: November 9, 2019 - 3 P.M.
Location: Whittemore Center - Durham, N.H.
Attendance: 644
Score: UVM 1 (5-2-4, 2-2-2 HEAW), UNH 0 (6-5-2, 5-4-1 HEAW)

UNH (0) -
UVM (1) - Lily Humphrey (GW)

UNH (0) -
UVM (2) - Ali O'Leary, Corinne McCool

UNH - Ava Boutilier - 6-8-6 - 20 (1 GA) {58:36} (L)
UVM - Blanka Skodova - 8-10-7 - 25 (0 GA) {60:00} (W)


- In a scoreless first period the Wildcats killed off a UVM powerplay, however were unable to convert on their own. UNH outshot UVM 8-6 in the period.

- At 17:35 into the second period, UVM scored the first goal of the game with a shot by Lily Humphrey who was assisted by both Ali O'Leary and Corinne McCool. Humphrey skated into the zone and snuck the puck through traffic and through a very small gap stick-side.

- The Wildcats pulled their goalie with just over a minute remaining in regulation looking to tie the game but UVM was able to hold them off and keep them scoreless. UNH had a powerplay with the goalie pulled in the final minute, but were unable to register a shot on goal.


- The game was UNH's first lost of the season in the second game in a back-to-back series (2-1-1), and the first game of the season to be decided by a one-goal margin.

- It was also UNH's first loss of the season when outshooting its opponent. (4-1-0).

- New Hampshire came into the contest with the seventh-best penalty kill in the nation at .900. That percentage is now up to .905 after stopping all three UVM power play attempts.


UNH: 3-6 UVM: 3-6


UNH: 0-3 UVM: 0-3


Points (0):
Goals (0):
Assists (0):
Shots (7): Taylor Wenczkowski
Blocked Shots (2): Jada Christian, Talli Warren
Faceoffs (11): Carlee Turner


Points (1): Three Players
Goals (1): Lily Humphrey
Assists (1): Ali O'Leary, Corinne McCool
Shots (4): Lily Humphrey
Blocked Shots (3): Emma Katzman
Faceoffs (8): Therese Schafzahl

Game Summary

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Game statistics
21 Shots 25
0 / 3 Power Plays 0 / 3
3 / 6 PIM 3 / 6
5-2-4 Records 6-5-2
Vermont New Hampshire
Lily Humphrey (5)
2nd/17:35  GW
Vermont New Hampshire
Blanka Škodová
60:00, 25 Saves, 0 GA
(W, 4-2-3)
Ava Boutilier
58:36, 20 Saves, 1 GA
(L, 6-5-1)

Empty Net
1:24, 0 GA