Sophomore forward Ida Kuoppala scored the game-winning goal for the Black Bears
Kuoppala's Third-Period Goal Lifts Maine To 2-1 Win Over Merrimack College
Sophomore forward Ida Kuoppala scored the game-winning goal for the Black Bears

NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. -- The University of Maine women's ice hockey team defeated the Merrimack College Warriors, 2-1, on Saturday Afternoon in Lawler Rink.

First Goal (1-0 Maine): Rahel Enzler tipped home the Black Bears first goal of the afternoon early in the first period. Celine Tedenby fired a shot from the point that was deflected by the freshman forward. Taylor Leech was also credited with an assist on Maine's early goal.

Second Goal (1-1): Raice Szott tied the Hockey East contest with 1:40 left in the second period. It was the Warriors first goal in six games. The freshman's first career goal came on a deflection with traffic in front of Loryn Porter. Heading into the final intermission, the conference foes were tied at one goal apiece.

Third Goal (Maine 2-1): On a breakaway with just under four minutes remaining in the contest, Ida Kuoppala gave her squad a late 2-1 lead. Morgan Trimper forced a turnover, collected the loose puck, and found a streaking Kuoppala. The forward made quick work of her opportunity and scored the game winning goal for the Black Bears.


- Loryn Porter stopped 24 shots for the Black Bears, while Emma Gorski tallied 25 saves for Merrimack.

- Maine went 1 for 2 on their power play opportunities, as the Warriors were 0-2 on its player advantages.

- The Black Bears blocked 12 shots as a team.


Maine will return to the ice tomorrow, Sunday, February 14th. Puck drop for the series finale is scheduled for 2:00 pm.

Game Summary

Saturday, February 13, 2021

Game statistics
27 Shots 25
1 / 2 Power Plays 0 / 2
2 / 4 PIM 2 / 4
6-7-0 Records 1-14-0
Maine Merrimack
Rahel Enzler (2)
1st/3:05 PP
Ally Qualley (1)
Ida Kuoppala (6)
3rd/13:37  GW
Maine Merrimack
Loryn Porter
59:58, 24 Saves, 1 GA
(W, 6-7-0)

Empty Net
0:02, 0 GA
Emma Gorski
59:21, 25 Saves, 2 GA
(L, 1-13-0)

Empty Net
0:39, 0 GA