Women's Hockey Hosts UNH for Two Game Series; Senior Day Sunday
The University of Maine women’s hockey team (15-10-6,
9-8-2 WHEA) will host border rival New Hampshire (10-19-3, 4-13-2
WHEA) for their final two games of the regular season. The first
game will take place on Saturday at 1 p.m. while the second game
will be on Sunday and has a start time of 3 p.m.
Sunday’s game will be ‘Senior Day’, and will honor all six seniors playing on the team. Those being honored are Danielle Ward (Lansing, Mich.), Ashley Norum (Fairbanks, Alaska), Myriam Croussette (Baie-Comeau, Quebec), Melissa Gagnon (St. Gilles, Quebec), Dominique Goutsis (Coquitlam, British Columbia), and Dawn Sullivan (Enfield, Nova Scotia). There will be a ceremony after the game recognizing each senior, as their families will join them on the ice.
The last time these two teams faced was back on November 25, when Maine shutout the Wildcats by a score of 3-0. Brittany Dougherty (Chesterfield, Mich.) struck first for the Black Bears on a shorthanded play just 1:28 into the first period. Myriam Croussette scored Maine’s second shorthanded goal of the game late in the first period when Dougherty found Croussette, who then put it away. Tori Pasquariello (Mississauga, Ontario) sealed the deal for the Black Bears when with one minute to play in the second period, giving Maine a 3-0 victory. Missy Denk Poplar Grove, Ill.) assisted Pasquariello on the play.
Goalie Brittany Ott (St. Clair Shores, Mich.) earned her second shutout of the season after stopping all 32 shots New Hampshire sent at her. Moe Bradley made 18 saves on the 21 shots Maine fired at the Wildcat netminder.
Maine is led by Brittany Dougherty who comes in with 31 points on 16 goals and 15 assists on the season. She has three power play goals, three shorthanded goals and two game winners. Danielle Ward is behind her with 13 goals and 14 assists for 27 points and is currently third in the nation with her six game-winning goals. Myriam Croussette has tallied 11 goals and 13 assists for 24 points. Four of her goals have been on power plays. First year classmates Tori Pasquariello and Jennifer More (Deloraine, Manitoba) each have 16 points on the season; Pasquariello with 11 goals and five assists while More has seven goals and nine assists.
January’s Hockey East Goalie of the Month Brittany Ott has seen action in 26 games and is 11-9-3 on the season with a 2.22 GAA, a .925 save percentage, and three shutouts. Kylie Smith has played in eight games and is 3-1-3 with a 2.30 GAA, an .897 save percentage, and a shutout.
UNH is led by junior forward Kristina Lavoie who comes to Orono with 29 points, scoring 15 goals and dishing out 14 assists. She has five power play goals. Nicole Gifford is behind her with 10 goals and 16 assists for 26 points while Kristine Horn has tallied eight goals and 15 assists for 23 points. Jenna Lascelle has scored eight times while assisting on 13 for 21 points Emma Clark has netted six shots and dished out five assists for 11 points. Lindsey Minton has seen the most time in goal for New Hampshire, playing in 17 games. She has a record of 5-9-1, a goals against average of 3.59, a save percentage of .879, and a shutout.
Jenn Gilligan has seen time in 16 games, tallying a record of 5-8-2, a goals against average of 3.19, a save percentage of .873, and a shutout. Moe Bradley has seen action in five games, holding a record of 0-2-0 with a 5.10 goals against average and a .861 save percentage.