Sophomore forward Ida Kuoppala had two goals and two assists for the Black Bears
Kuoppala's Four Points Lead Maine To 6-1 Win Over Merrimack
Sophomore forward Ida Kuoppala had two goals and two assists for the Black Bears

NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. -- The University of Maine women's ice hockey team defeated the Merrimack College Warriors, 6-1, on Sunday Afternoon in Lawler Rink.

First Goal (1-0 Maine): Just under five minutes into the first period, Celine Tedenby started the scoring parade. The junior forward scored her first goal of the 2020-21 season with a shot of the pipe. The Black Bears one goal lead was short lived.

Second Goal (1-1): Courtney Maud tied the game for her Warriors when she intercepted a pass in the Maine end. The forward seized her opportunity and beat Loryn Porter glove side high.

Third Goal (2-1 Maine): Ali Beltz once again gave the visiting Black Bears a lead. Taylor Leech started the odd-women rush with Morgan Trimper and Beltz. Trimper received the pass from her captain before dishing the puck to Beltz. The junior did the rest and gave Maine a one goal lead heading into the first intermission.

Fourth Goal (3-1 Maine): The Black Bears would score and continue to score in the second period. Elise Morphy tallied her first career goal 1:12 into the frame. The freshman's lamplighter came on the power play.

Fifth Goal (4-1 Maine): Ida Kuoppala's first goal of the afternoon was set up by Celine Tedenby. With a high level of puck control, the sophomore wrapped her stick around the Warriors' netminder and into the goal. Kuoppala was far from done on the afternoon.

Sixth Goal (5-1 Maine): Exactly one minute later, Ida Kuoppala added her second goal of the game. The forward ripped a slap shot from the near side face-off circle. With traffic in front, Emma Gorski had little chance of saving the drive. Merrimack replaced Gorski after the fifth Black Bear goal.

Seventh Goal (6-1 Maine): In the final minute of the second period, Rahel Enzler sent her squad into the break with a five goal lead. The freshman scored her second goal in as many games. Morphy and Kuoppala were credited with assists on the final tally of the middle frame. It would also be the final goal of the Hockey East contest as Maine would hold onto the 6-1 lead for the weekend sweep.


- Loryn Porter stopped 23 shots for the Black Bears, while Emma Gorski and Aries Mustoe combined to tally 29 saves for Merrimack.

- Maine went 2 for 3 on their power play opportunities, as the Warriors were 0-5 on its player advantages.

- The Black Bears blocked 17 shots as a team.


Hockey East will announce Maine's next series on Tuesday, February 16th.

Game Summary

Sunday, February 14, 2021

Game statistics
35 Shots 24
2 / 3 Power Plays 0 / 5
5 / 10 PIM 3 / 6
7-7-0 Records 1-15-0
Maine Merrimack
Celine Tedenby (1)
Courtney Maud (2)
Ali Beltz (3)
1st/19:33  GW
Elise Morphy (1)
2nd/1:12 PP
Ida Kuoppala (7)
Ida Kuoppala (8)
2nd/7:30 PP
Rahel Enzler (3)
Maine Merrimack
Loryn Porter
60:00, 23 Saves, 1 GA
(W, 7-7-0)
Emma Gorski
27:27, 16 Saves, 5 GA
(L, 1-14-0)

Aries Mustoe
32:23, 13 Saves, 1 GA

Empty Net
0:10, 0 GA