Freshman goaltender Tia Chan stopped 24 shots for the Huskies
Chan, Landry Lead UConn To 1-0 Win At New Hampshire
Freshman goaltender Tia Chan stopped 24 shots for the Huskies

DURHAM, N.H. - Ava Boutilier (Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island) stopped 27 shots but the University of New Hampshire women's ice hockey team was edged 1-0 by the University of Connecticut in Friday night's Hockey East matchup at the Whittemore Center.

Boutilier stopped the final 26 shots she faced, including 15 in the second period.

UConn goalie Tia Chan stopped all 24 shots she faced and played 59:27. She exited the game for 33 seconds in the second period (out at 11:29 and returned at 12:02) because of an equipment malfunction. Samantha Carpentier-Yelle did not face a shot in her brief relief stint.

Amy Landry scored off a rebound into an open net 41 seconds into the game, and that proved to be the only goal of the game.

UNH and UConn conclude the weekend series Jan. 16 (6 p.m.) at Frietas Ice Forum.


- UConn recorded a 10-7 shot advantage in the opening 20 minutes and took a 1-0 lead into the locker room.

- Boutilier stopped Kate Klassen's initial shot from the right doorstep, but the rebound went to the top of the crease and an unmarked Landry shoveled the puck into the yawning cage.

- Boutilier made two big saves in the 15th minute to deny Danielle Fox and Natalie Snodgrass and keep the margin at one goal.

- With one minute on the clock, Ciara Wall (Hampton, N.H.) lifted a shot from deep on the left wing that ricocheted off Chan's shoulder and the crossbar.


- With three power plays in the middle stanza, UConn generated a 15-9 shot advantage.

- UNH went to the penalty box for hooking at 6:29 and crosschecking at 7:57 to give the Huskies an extended power play that included a 5-on-3 for 32 seconds.

- Morgan Wabick's shot from the right circle caromed off the near post at 8:10. Seconds later, Boutilier turned aside Snodgrass and then Wabick off the rebound.

- UConn generated a 2-on-1 rush in the 14th minute. Kate Thurman's blast from the right circle was stopped by Boutilier, who also denited Danika Pasqua on the rebound.

- With 2:30 remaining, Kate Thurman was stopped at the top of the crease and the rebound went to the right doorstep. Pasqua lifted a shot toward the open near side, but Maddie Truax (Gardner, Mass.) slid to the post to block the puck.


- UNH recorded an 8-3 shot advantage in the scoreless final frame.

- The Wildcats began the period with one minute remaining on a power play but did not record a shot.

- In the fourth minute, UNH's Lindsey Dumond (Hampton, N.H.) skated down the slot and wristed a shot that was blockered down by Chan. Paige Rynne (Ancaster, Ontario), trailing down the slot, corralled the rebound and quickly snapped a shot that was stopped by Chan.

- UNH called its timeout with 1:51 remaining and pulled Boutilier with 72 seconds to play.

- Rynne's hard shot from the left circle handcuffed Chan, but the rebound went to the near corner.

- UConn called time out with 48 seconds left and was whistled for icing with 34 seconds remaining.

- The Huskies cleared the puck through the neutral zone with 20 seconds to play.

- The Wildcats reentered the attack zone with seven seconds remaining but the visitors did not allow a shot before the final buzzer.


- Boutilier increased her career saves total to 2,123, which ranks second in program history. Jen Huggon holds the benchmark of 2,851 saves.

- Boutilier is No. 4 in career minutes at 4586:04; third on the list is Roberts at 6526:33.

- This was the first time the Wildcats were shut out this season.

- Tamara Thiérus (Saint-Jérôme, Quebec) and Brianna Legros (Ne Liskeard, Ontario) tied for the UNH lead with three shots apiece.

- Emily Rickwood (Brantford, Ontario) and Charli Kettyle (Perth, Ontario) both blocked three shots; UNH blocked a total of 13 shots.


- UNH has a 49-18-5 lifetime record against UConn.

- This marked the fifth consecutive shutout in the series. UNH shut out the Huskies twice last season (2-0 and 1-0 in overtime), and UConn blanked the Wildcats twice, both by a 4-0 score.


UNH (0)
UConn (1) - Amy Landry


UNH (0) -
UConn (2) - Kate Klassen, Coryn Tormala


UNH-Ava Boutilier 9-15-3-27 (1 GA) (58:48) {L}

UConn - Tia Chan 7-9-8-24(0 GA) (59:27) {W};Samantha Carpentier-Yelle x-0-x-0 (0 GA)


UNH: 3-6
UConn: 1-2


UNH: 0-1 UConn: 0-3

Game Summary

Friday, January 15, 2021

Game statistics
28 Shots 24
0 / 3 Power Plays 0 / 1
1 / 2 PIM 3 / 6
4-5-1 Records 3-9-1
UConn New Hampshire
Amy Landry (1)
1st/0:41  GW
UConn New Hampshire
Tia Chan
59:27, 24 Saves, 0 GA
(W, 3-2-1)

Samantha Carpentier-Yelle
0:33, 0 Saves, 0 GA
Ava Boutilier
58:48, 27 Saves, 1 GA
(L, 3-7-1)

Empty Net
1:12, 0 GA