Sophomore forward Ida Kuoppala scored two goals for the Black Bears
Kuoppala Scores Twice To Lead Maine Past Vermont, 3-1, In League Quarterfinals
Sophomore forward Ida Kuoppala scored two goals for the Black Bears

BURLINGTON, Vt. -- The University of Maine women's ice hockey team defeated the University of Vermont Catamounts, 3-1, on Sunday afternoon in the Gutterson Field House.

First Goal (1-0 Maine): The Black Bears scored the first goal of the afternoon 7:39 into the first period. Elise Morphy fired a shot at the Catamounts net. Before the puck could travel to Vermont's netminder, Ida Kuoppala deflected the puck past Blanka Skodova. Maine held an early 1-0 lead.

Second Goal (1-1): As the Maine penalty kill was trying to get off the ice, Vermont made a quick line change and scored the game tying goal. 2:28 into the third period, Corinne McCool tied the Hockey East contest at one goal apiece.

Third Goal (2-1 Maine): Doing what she does best, Kuoppala scored again for the Black Bears. Rahel Enzler played the puck ahead to a streaking Kuoppala. The second team all-conference forward did the rest. With just over seven minutes remaining in the quarterfinal match-up, Maine held onto a one goal lead.

Fourth Goal (3-1 Maine): After forcing a turnover in the neutral zone, Celine Tedenby added a late goal. The forward's tally came with less than two minutes remaining in regulation.


- Loryn Porter stopped 33 shots for the Black Bears, while Blanka Skodova tallied 16 saves for Vermont.

- Maine went 0 for 1 on their power play opportunities, as the Catamounts were 0-2 on its player advantages. - The Black Bears blocked eight shots as a team.

Game Summary

Sunday, February 28, 2021
Hockey East Quarterfinal

Game statistics
19 Shots 34
0 / 1 Power Plays 0 / 2
2 / 4 PIM 1 / 2
8-8-1 Records 6-5-0
Maine Vermont
Ida Kuoppala (9)
Corinne McCool (5)
Ida Kuoppala (10)
3rd/12:43  GW
Celine Tedenby (2)
Maine Vermont
Loryn Porter
60:00, 33 Saves, 1 GA
(W, 8-8-1)
Blanka Škodová
58:23, 16 Saves, 3 GA
(L, 1-1-0)

Empty Net
1:37, 0 GA