Freshman forward Nicole Kelly scored two goals for the Wildcats
Kelly And Truter Each Score Twice As New Hampshire Downs Holy Cross, 6-2
Freshman forwards Nicole Kelly and Chavonne Truter each scored two goals for the Wildcats

DURHAM, N.H. -- Chavonne Truter (Uxbridge, Ontario) and Nicole Kelly (Brantford, Ontario) both scored two goals to propel the University of New Hampshire women's hockey team to a 6-2 win against the Holy Cross Crusaderson Wednesday afternoon at the Whittemore Center.

With a total of 11 saves, UNH goaltender Ava Boutilier (Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island) reached the milestone of 2,000 career saves and is No. 4 on the program's leaderboard with 2,001. Boutilier was less than two minutes away from recording a second consecutive shutout before Holy Cross scored two quick goals late in the third period.

Three other Wildcats recorded multiple points: Rae Breton (Brighton, Ontario) tallied three assists; Avery Myers (Fargo, N.D.) recorded a goal and an assist; and Lauren Martin (Cambridge, Ontario) finished with two assists.

Holy Cross starting goalie Jada Brenon recorded 10 saves and allowed three goals in 28:14. Julia Pelletier had nine saves and surrendered three goals in 31:46.


- New Hampshire recorded a 9-4 shot advantage in the scoreless first period.

- The 'Cats went on the power play early, but the Crusaders denied their strong efforts and kept the score tied at zero.

- UNH's penalty kill, which entered the game ranked 17th in the nation, proved itself and held Holy Cross to one shot when a 'Cat was whistled for tripping at 14:01.


- Truter scored her first career goal at 2:35 to give the 'Cats a 1-0 lead. After receiving a pass from Breton in front of the net, Truter spun around a defender in front and buried the puck inside the right post. Annie Berry (Milton, Mass.) was credited with the secondary assist.

- Myers netted her first career goal less than three minutes later to give UNH a 2-0 lead. Myers skated around a Crusader defender in the right circle and chipped the puck over Brenon's shoulder into the top right corner of the net at 5:13.

- Lindsey Dumond (Hampton, N.H.) found the back of the net at 8:14 to push the 'Cats ahead by three goals. She capitalized off her own rebound at the top of the crease and was able to send the puck home. Emily Rickwood (Brantford, Ontario), who carried the puck down the right circle, and Grace Middleton (Midland, Mich.) set up the tally.

- After Dumond's goal, Brenon was taken out and Pelletier was put in net for the Crusaders.

- Truter struck again at 16:50 for her second goal of the game that increased UNH's advantage to 4-0. She pushed the puck behind Pelletier into the net with Myers - who made the centering pass from the right halfboards -- and Breton earning assists.


- Kelly found the back of the net for the first goal of her career at 4:40 giving UNH a 5-0 lead. Kelly, who skated from behind the net to the right doorstep, sniped the puck over Pelletier's shoulder into the top right corner of the net. Martin and Tamara Thiérus (Saint-Jerome, Quebec) were credited with assists.

- Kelly netted her second of the game at 7:40 to give the 'Cats a 6-0 lead. After receiving a beautiful pass from Breton, Kelly backhanded the puck high into the net.

- Mary Edmonds got the Crusaders on the board at 18:10 and 18 seconds later, Bryn Saarela tipped the puck in to decrease the Wildcats' lead to 6-2.


- Truter, Myers and Kelly all scored their first career goals.

- Breton, who entered the game with two career assists, finished with a personal best of three points on her three assists.

- Martin's two assists matched her career high.

- It was the first career two-point game for Truter.

- Myers, who recorded her first career point with the goal, also had an assist for her first multiple-point game.

- Kelly matched her personal best of two points with her two goals.

- Middleton tallied her first point of the season with an assist.

- Dumond's goal was her first of the season and third of her career.

- Talli Warren (Mindleville, New Brunswick) was on the ice for the first four goals of the game and finished with a team-high +4 rating.


- The 'Cats have won all eight matchups against the Crusaders.

- UNH has posted 37 goals against Holy Cross.


UNH (6)- Nicole Kelly (2), Chavonne Truter (2), Avery Myers, Lindsey Dumond

Holy Cross (2)- Mary Edmonds, Bryn Saarela


UNH (10)- Rae Breton (3), Lauren Martin (2), Annie Berry, Emily Rickwood, Grace Middleton, Avery Myers, Tamara Thiérus

Holy Cross (3)- Milli Sirum, Kailey Langefels, Vaia Graves


UNH- Ava Boutilier 4-2-5-11 (2 GA) (59:41) {W}

Holy Cross - Jada Brenon 9-1-x-10 (3 GA) (28:14) {L};Julia Pelletier x-3-6-9 (3 GA) (31:46)


UNH: 8-16
Holy Cross: 6-12


UNH: 0-5
Holy Cross: 0-6

Game Summary

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Game statistics
13 Shots 25
0 / 6 Power Plays 0 / 5
6 / 12 PIM 8 / 16
2-5-0 Records 3-6-0
Holy Cross New Hampshire
Chavonne Truter (1)
Avery Myers (1)
Lindsey Dumond (1)
2nd/8:14  GW
Chavonne Truter (2)
Nicole Kelly (1)
Nicole Kelly (2)
Mary Edmonds (2)
Bryn Saarela (3)
Holy Cross New Hampshire
Jada Brenon
28:14, 10 Saves, 3 GA
(L, 2-4-0)

Julia Pelletier
31:46, 9 Saves, 3 GA
Ava Boutilier
59:41, 11 Saves, 2 GA
(W, 3-4-0)

Empty Net
0:19, 0 GA